The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

153. Pilate Examines Jesus Privately

        33Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
        34Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?”
        35Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me; what have you done?”
        36Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews.”
        37Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?”
        Jesus answered, “I am, as you say, a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who loves the truth hears my voice.”
        38Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”a
        After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, “I find no fault in him.”
        5But they were urgent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place.”
        (Jn. 18:33–38; Lk. 23:5)

a   “What is truth?”—That is: Who knows what truth is?

Jn. 18:36   (KJV)
Jn. 18:37  “I am, as you say, a (NOR) / “You say that I am a (RSV) • who loves the (Phi) / who is of the (RSV)
Jn. 18:38  no fault in (KJV) / no crime in (RSV)   (185:3/1991–2)