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consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and
bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
MAR 15:2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he
answering said unto them, Thou sayest it.
MAR 15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he
MAR 15:4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing?
behold how many things they witness against thee.
MAR 15:5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
MAR 15:6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner,
whomsoever they desired.
King James Bible