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 CHAPTER 128

Pilate and Herod Luksavve Jesus No Guilty

Pilate and Herod Luksavve Jesus No Guilty

Samting wea Jesus talem long Pilate showimaot klia hem wanfala king. Nomata olsem, Kingdom bilong hem no againstim gavman bilong Rome. Jesus hem sei: “Kingdom bilong mi hem no bilong disfala world. Sapos hem bilong disfala world, hard for olketa wea followim mi letem olketa Jew kam tekem mi. Bat Kingdom bilong mi hem no bilong disfala world.”—John 18:36.

Pilate luksavve from samting wea Jesus talem masbi hem wanfala king. Nomata olsem, Pilate ask moa: “So hao, iu wanfala king?” For mekem Pilate luksavve tingting bilong hem stret, Jesus hem sei: “Iu nao sei mi wanfala king. Mi born kam long disfala world for talem olketa tru samting. Man wea followim tru samting hem savve herem wanem mi talem.”—John 18:37.

Bifor, Jesus sei long Thomas: “Mi nao road, mi nao truth, and mi nao laef.” Distaem, Jesus talem Pilate hem kam long earth for talem olketa “tru samting” abaotem Kingdom bilong hem. Jesus no fraet for talem tru samting abaotem Kingdom nomata datwan bae mekem olketa enemy killim hem dae. Pilate askem Jesus: “Wanem nao tru samting?” bat hem no weitim Jesus for explainim datwan moa. Long tingting bilong Pilate, hem garem inaf pruv wea showimaot Jesus no duim eni rong samting.—John 14:6; 18:38.

Pilate hem go aotsaed moa for story witim olketa hed priest and olketa pipol. Luk olsem Jesus standap witim hem taem hem sei long olketa: “Mi no faendem man hia hem guilty long eni samting.” Datwan mekem olketa kros and sei: “Samting wea hem teachim pipol evriwea long Judea, start long Galilee kam kasem long hia, hem mekem staka problem kamap.”—Luke 23:4, 5.

Masbi Pilate barava sapraes long wei wea olketa Jew les long Jesus. Taem olketa hed priest and olketa bigman gohed singaot, Pilate sei long hem: “Hao, iu no herem nomoa olketa samting wea olketa hia talem abaotem iu?” (Matthew 27:13) Nomata olketa talem enikaen laea samting, Jesus stap kwaet nomoa. Datwan mekem Pilate sapraes fogud.

Pilate herem olketa Jew sei Jesus teachim pipol “start long Galilee.” So Pilate askem olketa and faendaot Jesus hem bilong Galilee. Pilate tingim wei for mekius long datwan mekem hem no garem blame long wanem bae happen long Jesus. Herod Antipas (son bilong King Herod) hem bigman bilong Galilee, and long datfala taem hem kam long Jerusalem for Pasova. So Pilate sendem Jesus go long Herod. Bifor, Herod Antipas nao komandim wanfala soldia for katemaot hed bilong John Baptaesa. Bihaen, taem Herod herem nius abaotem olketa mirakol wea Jesus duim, hem barava wari nogud Jesus hem John wea pipol sei hem laef bak.—Luke 9:7-9.

Herod luk forward for lukim Jesus. Hem no ting for helpem Jesus, and hem no interest for faendaot sapos hem guilty or nomoa, bat hem “laekem tumas for lukim hem duim mirakol.” (Luke 23:8) Bat Jesus no duim eni mirakol for Herod. Nomata Herod askem Jesus staka kwestin, Jesus no talem eni samting. So Herod and olketa soldia bilong hem “tok spoelem hem.” (Luke 23:11) Olketa mekem Jesus werem wanfala spesol kaleko and mekfani long hem. Then Herod sendem Jesus go bak long Pilate. Long bifor, Herod and Pilate tufala enemy, bat start long datfala day tufala fren gud nao.

Taem Jesus kam bak, Pilate kolem kam olketa hed priest, olketa bigman bilong olketa Jew, and olketa pipol and hem sei: “Mi kwestinim hem front long iufala evriwan bat mi no faendem hem guilty long eni samting wea iufala sei hem duim. Herod tu bat no faendem hem guilty long eni samting, dastawe hem sendem hem kam bak long mifala. Disfala man hem nating duim eni samting wea mekem hem fit for dae. So bae mi panisim hem and letem hem go free.”—Luke 23:14-16.

 Pilate hem laek for letem Jesus go free bikos hem luksavve olketa priest jealous nomoa dastawe olketa tekem Jesus kam long hem. Then nara samting moa hem happen wea mekem hem luksavve hem mas duim datwan. Waef bilong hem sendem kam message long hem taem hem sidaon long ples for judge. Datfala message hem sei: “Iu no duim eni samting long datfala raeteous man, bikos mi dream abaotem hem and dream hia [wea luk olsem hem kam from God] mekem mi fraet fogud.”—Matthew 27:19.

Pilate luksavve Jesus no guilty long eni samting and hem shud letem hem go free, bat hao nao bae hem duim datwan?