Outside the house, a girl saw Peter and said, "You also were with Jesus, weren't you?" Peter denied it. Later, another girl said the same thing, and Peter denied it a second time. Finally, the people standing around said, "You certainly were with Jesus because you are from the same place." 
Jesus answered, "You have said so, but my kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it was, my servants would fight for me. But I was born to be a king and have come to earth to tell the truth about God. Everyone who wants to know the truth listens to me." 
Pilate became afraid that a riot would start, so he handed Jesus over to them to be crucified. The soldiers whipped Jesus, then they put a royal robe and a crown made of thorns on him, and they mocked him, saying, "Look, the King of the Jews!"