Pilate had heard the “accusations” from the Jewish leaders. He was trying to figure out what to do with Jesus. Jesus isn’t helping him one bit. Jesus knows what needs to happen here and what will happen. Jesus is going to the cross.
Jesus knows that it is not about what Jesus believes. Jesus knows that he is the Messiah and Son of God. What does Pilate know and believe. More importantly, what do I know and believe about Jesus?
So … what do I say?
Jesus was placed before Pilate, the governor, who questioned him: “Are you the ‘King of the Jews’?”
Jesus said, “If you say so.”
Source: Matthew 27:11