Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When Pilate heard that, he was more frightened than before
I will show you whom to fear: fear him who, after killing you, has power to hurl you into the pit. Yes, fear him, I tell you.
But Peter and John answered them, "You must decide whether it is right in the sight of God to obey you instead of him,
and though they could find no ground for putting him to death, they demanded of Pilate that he be executed.