will not answer.”
ἐρωτήσω, οὐ μὴ ἀποκριθῆτε.
Only Luke uniquely indicated
that Jesus said that if he questioned them (ἐὰν δὲ ἐρωτήσω), they would not answer
him (οὐ μὴ ἀποκριθῆτε). Therefore, he
was not going to answer them. This was
quite the opposite of Mark, who said
that Jesus said explicitly that he was the Messiah, the Christ. Would you answer people who would not answer
“But when Jesus
By the chief priests
And the elders,
He did not answer.
Then Pilate said to him.
‘Do you not hear
How many accusations
They have made
But he gave him
To a single charge.
Was greatly amazed.”
καὶ ἐν τῷ κατηγορεῖσθαι αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τῶν ἀρχιερέων καὶ πρεσβυτέρων οὐδὲν ἀπεκρίνατο.
τότε λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Πειλᾶτος Οὐκ ἀκούεις πόσα σου καταμαρτυροῦσιν;
καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ πρὸς οὐδὲ ἓν ῥῆμα, ὥστε θαυμάζειν τὸν ἡγεμόνα λίαν.
This is almost word for word in Mark, chapter 15:3-5. In Luke, chapter 23:9-10, this dialogue took place before Governor Herod Antipas in Galilee, instead of here before Governor Pontius Pilate in Judea. When Jesus was accused (καὶ ἐν τῷ κατηγορεῖσθαι αὐτὸν) by the chief priests and the elders (ὑπὸ τῶν ἀρχιερέων καὶ πρεσβυτέρων), he did not answer them (οὐδὲν ἀπεκρίνατο). Then Pilate said to Jesus (τότε λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Πειλᾶτος). He wondered if Jesus had not heard how many accusations they had made against him (Οὐκ ἀκούεις πόσα σου καταμαρτυροῦσιν). However, Jesus, did not give any answer (καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ), not even to a single charge (οὐδὲ ἓν ῥῆμα,). Thus, Governor Pilate was greatly amazed (ὥστε θαυμάζειν τὸν ἡγεμόνα λίαν).