Matthew 27:11 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New TestamentVerse 11
Art thou the King, &c. They had changed the accusation. Pilate, they knew, would pay no attention to the charge of blasphemy which they had brought against Jesus before the Sanhedrim. They, therefore, changed the issue, and accused him now of treasonable designs against the Roman government. John (John 18:33-38) records the Savior's triumphant defence against this charge, by which defence Pilate was satisfied of his innocence.
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The electronic edition of John S. C. Abbott and Jacob Abbott's The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Translated Out of the Original Greek, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised; with Explanatory Notes has been produced from a copy of the printed text published by O. A. Browning and Company (Toledo, OH, 1878). The title on the spine of the book is Abbott's Illustrated New Testament, and on the half-title page, The Pictorial New Testament; with Notes; by Jacob and John S. C. Abbott.