“And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.”
King James Version (KJV)
Lu 23:2 Forbidding to give tribute to Caesar. This was utterly false (Mt 22:21). That he himself is Christ a king. This was true, but not in the sense they made the charge. He did not claim to be an earthly king.