Matthew 27:14

ESV But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
NIV But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
NASB And still He did not answer him in regard to even a single charge, so the governor was greatly amazed.
CSB But he didn't answer him on even one charge, so that the governor was quite amazed.
NLT But Jesus made no response to any of the charges, much to the governor’s surprise.
KJV And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

What does Matthew 27:14 mean?

Matthew only records one statement from Jesus to Pilate during this impromptu trial at the governor's headquarters. Pilate had asked if Jesus was the King of the Jews. Jesus said, classically, "You have said so," effectively meaning "yes" (Matthew 27:11–13). While writers such as John include other details of the conversation (John 18:33–38), that was the gist of His response. Beyond that, He had little to say to Pilate. He listened as the Jewish religious leaders reigned down accusations on Him, anything they could think of to get the Roman governor to condemn Jesus. Jesus did not refute or answer even one of the charges, though it's obvious some were simply false.

Pilate was amazed. Why wouldn't this prisoner defend Himself? It was almost like Jesus was ready to be condemned and killed. That, in fact, is exactly the case. Jesus knows that His enemies have abandoned truth to seek His death (John 11:48–53; Matthew 26:59–65). He knows the Gentile governor will eventually choose stability over justice (Matthew 27:24). No further statements would matter—so there's little point in making them (Matthew 7:6).
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