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Luke: 23
1With that the whole assembly rose, and they brought him before Pilate. 2They opened the case against him by saying, 'We found this man subverting our nation, opposing the payment of taxes to Caesar, and claiming to be Messiah, a king.' [Or: to be an anointed king.] 3Pilate asked him, 'Are you the king of the Jews?' He replied, 'The words are yours.' [Or: It is as you say.] 4Pilate then said to the chief priests and the crowd, 'I find no case for this man to answer.' 5But they insisted: 'His teaching is causing disaffection among the people all through Judaea. It started from Galilee and has spread as far as this city.'

Matthew: 27
1WHEN MORNING CAME, the chief priests and the elders of the nation met in conference to plan the death of Jesus. 2They then put him in chains and led him away, to hand him over to Pilate, the Roman Governor.
3When Judas the traitor saw that Jesus had been condemned, he was seized with remorse, and returned the thirty silver pieces to the chief priests and elders. 4'I have sinned,' he said; 'I have brought an innocent man to his death.' But they said, 'What is that to us? 5See to that yourself.' So he threw the money down in the temple and left them, and went and hanged himself.
6Taking up the money, the chief priests argued: 'This cannot be put into the temple fund; it is blood-money.' 7So after conferring they used it to buy the Potter's Field, as a burial-place for foreigners. 8This explains the name 'Blood Acre', by which that field has been known ever since; 9and in this way fulfilment was given to the prophetic utterance of Jeremiah: 'They took [Or: I took.] the thirty silver pieces, the price set on a man's head (for that was his price among the Israelites), 10and gave the money for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.'
11Jesus was now brought before the Governor; and as he stood there the Governor asked him, 'Are you the king of the Jews?' 'The words are yours' [Or: It is as you say.], said Jesus; 12and to the charges laid against him by the chief priests and elders he made no reply. 13Then Pilate said to him, 'Do you not hear all this evidence that is brought against you?'; 14but he still refused to answer one word, to the Governor's great astonishment.

Mark: 15
1AS SOON AS MORNING CAME the chief priests, having made their plan with the elders and lawyers and all the Council, put Jesus in chains; then they led him away and handed him over to Pilate. 2Pilate asked him, 'Are you the king of the Jews?' He replied, 'The words are yours.' [Or: It is as you say.] 3And the chief priests brought many charges against him. 4Pilate questioned him again: 'Have you nothing to say in your defence? You see how many charges they are bringing against you.' 5But, to Pilate's astonishment, Jesus made no further reply.

John: 18
28FROM CAIAPHAS Jesus was led into the Governor's headquarters. It was now early morning, and the Jews themselves stayed outside the headquarters to avoid defilement, so that they could eat the Passover meal. [Or: could share in the offerings of the Passover season.] 29So Pilate went out to them and asked, 'What charge do you bring against this man?' 30'If he were not a criminal,' they replied, 'we should not have brought him before you.' 31Pilate said, 'Take him away and try him by your own law.' The Jews answered, 'We are not allowed to put any man to death.' 32Thus they ensured the fulfilment of the words by which Jesus had indicated the manner of his death.
33Pilate then went back into his headquarters and summoned Jesus. 'Are you the king of the Jews?' he asked. [Or: You are king of the Jews, I take it', he said.] 34Jesus said, 'Is that your own idea, or have others suggested it to you?' 35'What! am I a Jew?' said Pilate. 'Your own nation and their chief priests have brought you before me. What have you done?' 36Jesus replied, 'My kingdom does not belong to this world. If it did, my followers would be fighting to save me from arrest by the Jews. My kingly authority comes from elsewhere.' 37'You are a king, then?' said Pilate. Jesus answered, '"King" is your word. My task is to bear witness to the truth. For this was I born; for this I came into the world, and all who are not deaf to truth listen to my voice.' 38Pilate said, 'What is truth?', and with those words went out again to the Jews. 'For my part,' he said, 'I find no case against him.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
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