6th trial – Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate for the second Time, Luke 23:13-25

The Sixth trial, again before Pilate. Pontius Pilate still wanted to release Jesus but the outcome was different.
This was the third of three trials in front of gentile leaders.
They were needed because the Jewish leaders could not condemn anyone to death. Only the Roman Governor could do this.
Jesus was still in control he got what He wanted which was death on a cross. So He could rise again and reopen the way for people to have, connection with His father who was God.

Background Reading:

6th trial — Jesus before Pontius Pilate for the second time

23:13 Then Pilate called the high priests, the other leaders, and the people together 14 and told them, “You brought this man to me as one who turns the people against the government. And here in your presence I have examined him and have found him ‘Not Guilty’ of the charges you make against him. 15 Neither does Herod, because he sent him back to us! Indeed, this man has done nothing to deserve death. 16 So I will punish him and let him go.”

17 Now he was obligated to release someone for them at the festival. 18 But they all shouted out together, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas for us!” 19 (This man had been put in prison for murder and for a revolt that had taken place in the city.) 20 But Pilate wanted to let Jesus go, so he appealed to them again, 21 but they continued to shout, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”

22 Then he spoke to them a third time: “What has he done wrong? I have found nothing in him worthy of death. So I will punish him and let him go.” 23 But they kept pressing him with loud shouts, demanding that Jesus be crucified, and their shouts began to prevail.

Jesus is Sentenced to Death

24 Then Pilate pronounced his sentence that their demand should be carried out. 25 So he released the man who had been put in prison for revolt and murder—the man whose release they continued to demand—but he let them have their way with Jesus.
Luke 23:13-25
Also read:  Matthew 27:15-26,  Mark 15:6-15,  John 18:38-19:6

More Information:

Pontius Pilate ruled as a Roman governor between AD26 and AD36.


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