Pilate wondered greatly during the trial of Jesus before him because
Pilate wondered greatly during the trial of Jesus before him because Jesus gave him no answer to a single charge. Pilate had asked Jesus several questions, but Jesus refused to answer any of them. Pilate was surprised that Jesus remained silent and did not defend himself against the accusations brought against him by the Jewish leaders. This silence of Jesus made Pilate wonder greatly, and he asked Jesus, "Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?" (Matthew 27:13).