Mark 15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
The chief priests wants Pilate to judge Jesus. Pilate can quickly see that Jesus hasn’t done anything wrong. The religious people are simply jealous of Jesus and the ministry He has.
Amazing that the lost leader could see what was going on. Today much of the anger of lost people would be because of their jealousy of God and what He has done with His people.