and went back into the headquarters again and said to Jesus, "Where did you come from?" But Jesus did not answer him.
So, Pilate went back into his headquarters and called for Jesus. He said to Him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
But Jesus did not say anything. So, the head priest said to Him, "I command you [to swear] by the living God, [and] to tell us if you are the Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one], the Son of God!"
When He was accused by the leading priests and the [Jewish] elders, He made no reply.
[Then] the leading priests accused Him of many things.
Jesus replied to them, "Even if I do give testimony about myself, it is [still] true, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you people do not know where I came from or where I am going.
We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this man, we do not [even] know where he came from."
So, Pilate said to Him, "Are you a king, then?" Jesus answered, "You are [correct in] calling me a 'king.' This was the [very] purpose for which I was born and came into the world, that I should testify about the truth. Every person who wants [to know and obey] the truth listens to me."
Now the passage of Scripture he was reading said [Isa. 53:7ff], "He was led out to be slaughtered as a sheep; He made no sound, just like a lamb when it was being sheared.
[I also want to hear] that you are not being frightened by those who oppose you, which [opposition] is proof that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved, and this will [all] be done by God.