Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled.
But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest.
He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for
false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.
He was dragged in front of the chief priests, then Pontius Pilate, then Herod and then back to Pilate again.
Hounded, questioned, beaten and He had done nothing wrong.
The governor’s soldiers took Jesus and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head.
They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
–Matthew 26:57-60, 27:27-31
Jesus was subject to total injustice as His accusers lied about Him and denied who He really was.
They gave Him no rest hauling Him from accuser to accuser — the high priest, Pilate, Herod and back to Pilate again.
He was subjected to vile and brutal torture. He was beaten, mocked, whipped, spit upon and ultimately crucified.
And Jesus had done nothing to deserve prosecution.
He was completely innocent.