Matthew 27:13

Then said Pilate unto him, Hear you not how many things they witness against you?
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Then saith Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they witness against Thee? For Pilate had brought Him forth from his house to hear the accusations of the Chief Priests, as they would not enter the hall, lest they should be defiled (see John 18:28).

John Chrysostom

AD 407
What then says Pilate? He wished that He should defend Himself and be acquitted; wherefore also he said these things.

Maximus of Turin

AD 423
It might seem remarkable to you, brothers, that the Lord should be accused by the chief priests before the procurator Pilate and should be silent and that he should not refute their wickedness by his response, since indeed a defense which follows quickly is the only way to refute a persistent accusation. It might seem remarkable, I say, brothers, that the Savior should be accused and should remain silent. Silence is occasionally understood as avowal, for when a person does not wish to respond to what is asked of him he appears to confirm what is raised against him. Does the Lord then confirm his accusation by not speaking? Clearly he does not confirm his accusation by not speaking; rather he despises it by not refuting it. For one who needs no defense does well to keep silent, but let one who fears to be overcome defend himself and one who is afraid of being vanquished hasten to speak. When Christ is condemned, however, he also overcomes, and when he is judged he also vanquishes, as th...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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