John 19:9–12

and he went back inside the palace.l “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.m 10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”

11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above.n Therefore the one who handed me over to youo is guilty of a greater sin.”

12 From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a kingp opposes Caesar.”

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