Matthew 27:13
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New International Version
Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"

King James Bible
Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

Darby Bible Translation
Then says Pilate to him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

World English Bible
Then Pilate said to him, "Don't you hear how many things they testify against you?"

Young's Literal Translation
then saith Pilate to him, 'Dost thou not hear how many things they witness against thee?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He answered nothing - An answer to such accusations was not necessary: they sufficiently confuted themselves.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Matthew 26:62 And the high priest arose, and said to him, Answer you nothing? what is it which these witness against you?

John 18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you to me: what have you done?

Acts 22:24 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging...

The Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Crucifixion
'And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34. They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. 35. And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. 36. And sitting down they watched Him there; 37. And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Eloi.
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"--ST MATTHEW xxvii. 46. I do not know that I should dare to approach this, of all utterances into which human breath has ever been moulded, most awful in import, did I not feel that, containing both germ and blossom of the final devotion, it contains therefore the deepest practical lesson the human heart has to learn. The Lord, the Revealer, hides nothing that can be revealed, and will not warn away the foot that treads in naked humility even upon the
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
(Jerusalem. Friday After Dawn.) ^A Matt. XXVII. 1, 2; ^B Mark XV. 1; ^C Luke XXII. 66-23:1; ^D John XVIII. 28. ^a 1 Now when morning was come, ^c 66 And as soon as it was day, ^b straightway ^c the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away into their council, ^a all the chief priests and { ^b with} the elders ^a of the people ^b and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and ^a took counsel against Jesus to put
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 27:12
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.

Matthew 27:14
But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.

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