William J. Stewart
After He was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the Jewish authorities, the Lord was ridiculed and tortured throughout the night. When the morning came, they took Him to Pilate, expecting the governor to put Jesus to death. Pilate was not as accommodating as the Jewish leaders expected; in fact, he declared, “I find no fault in Him” (John 18:38; 19:4, 6).
Pilate asked His accusers what He had done but they would not respond. They simply said:
If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you. (John 18:30)