Context / meaning
John 18 [24.] Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest. Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, “You aren’t also one of his disciples, are you?”
He denied it, and said, “I am not.”
John 18 [26.] One of the servants of the high priest, being a relative of him whose ear Peter had cut off, said, “Didn’t I see you in the garden with him?”
John 18 [27.] Peter therefore denied it again, and immediately the rooster crowed.
John 18 [28.] They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium. It was early, and they themselves didn’t enter into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?”
John 18 [30.] They answered him, “If this man weren’t an evildoer, we wouldn’t have delivered him up to you.”
John 18 [31.] Pilate therefore said to them, “Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law.”
Therefore the Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,” that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.
John 18 [33.] Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, called Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
John 18 [34.] Jesus answered him, “Do you say this by yourself, or did others tell you about me?”