And from thereafter Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this man go, you are not Caesar's friend…
I. CAESAR'S FRIEND.
1. An enemy of Christ.
2. A lover of self.
3. A slave of man. Such Pilate was!
II. CHRIST'S FRIEND.
1. A lover of the truth.
2. A doer of the right.
3. A champion of the wronged.
4. A sympathizer with the suffering.
5. A servant of conscience.
6. A denier of self. Such Pilate might have been.
(T. Whitelaw, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.