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John 18:31

18:31 Take him yourselves and judge him. A logical response. Pilate’s point is that if they were not willing to specify charges, they should not expect Him to conduct a trial.

not lawful for us to put anyone to death. This was the usual provision in countries occupied by Rome, perhaps in order to protect those who supported Rome. The Jews were not always so obedient; note the death of Stephen (Acts 7:57–60).