Matthew 27:1-2

The important Jews take Jesus to stand in front of Pilate

1 Early the next morning, all the leaders of the priests and the important Jews met together. They decided how to make the Roman rulers kill Jesus. 2 They tied Jesus' hands and feet and then they took him to Pilate's house. They put him under the authority of Pilate, who was the Roman ruler.

27:2Pilate ruled over this part of the Roman world for Caesar. Caesar ruled the whole Roman world.