The scepter was the right of the Jewish leaders to put to death, anyone transgressing the Law of Moses. This was taken away by the Roman government. The Sanhedren had to take Jesus to Pontius Pilate to crucify him.
Peter’s denial - Matt.26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:54-62; John 18:25-27. Peter and John entered into the courtyard of the high priest. Peter was sitting outside, people began questioning him. Saying he was a follower of Jesus. Peter denied it 3 times, then the cock crowed and Jesus looked at Peter. He ran out weeping bitterly. Suicide of Judas. Matt.27:3-10; Acts 1:18,19. Matt.26:21 - one of you will betray me. Matt.26:24 - woe to the man by which the Son of Man is betrayed. Psalms 41:9 John 13:18 - He who eats my bread has lifted up his heel again me. John 17:12 - not one of them perished but the son of perdition. Psalms 109:6-8 - appoint a wicked man over him, and let an accuser stand at his right hand, when he is judged, let him come forth guilty; and let his days be few, let another take his office. Judas could find no repentance in his heart. He felt guilty and condemned. So much that he hung himself. Jesus before Pilate - Matt.27:11-32; Mark 15:1-19; Luke23:1-25; John 18:28-19:16; Deut.21:6-9. Pilate questioned Jesus, then sent him to Herod. Herod finished questioning him and sent him back to Pilate. As Pilate questioned Jesus, he couldn’t find any guilt in him (a perfect sacrifice). Pilate’s wife had a dream saying don’t have anything to do with judging Jesus. Pilate found out that Jesus was a king and also that he was the Son of God. John 18:36; 19:7-12. Pilate tried to get Jesus released, but the crowds wanted Barabas released and Jesus crucified. Finally, Pilate agreed to crucify Jesus. Then he had Jesus scourged by the Romans and led away to Golgotha. Deut.21:6-9 - The law provided for people to declare their innocence in the slaying of a man, by washing their hands in the sight of the priest and declaring their innocence. Crain Blanchard. www.joseph1637.com