28 Thene they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters.f It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover.
30 They answered him, “If this man weren’t a criminal,B we wouldn’t have handed him over to you.”
“It’s not legal for us to put anyone to death,” the Jews declared. 32 They said this so that Jesus’s words might be fulfilled indicating what kind of death he was going to die.i
33 Then Pilate went back into the headquarters, summoned Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”j
36 “My kingdomk is not of this world,” said Jesus. “If my kingdom were of this world,l my servantsm would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But as it is,C my kingdom is not from here.”n
JESUS OR BARABBAS
After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no groundsr for charging him. 39 Yous have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So, do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”
19 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers also twisted together a crownv of thorns, put it on his head, and clothed him in a purple robe. 3 And they kept coming up to himw and saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” and were slapping his face.
4 Pilate went outside again and said to them, “Look, I’m bringing him out to you to let you know I find no groundsx for charging him.” 5 Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.y Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”z
6 When the chief priests and the temple servantsE saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”
Pilate responded, “Take him and crucify him yourselves, since I find no grounds for charging him.”
8 When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever. 9 He went back into the headquartersac and asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus did not give him an answer.ad 10 So Pilate said to him, “Do you refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know that I have the authority to release you and the authority to crucify you?”
11 “You would have no authority over me at all,” Jesus answered him, “if it hadn’t been given you from above. This is why the one who handed me over to you has the greater sin.”ae
12 From that moment Pilate kept tryingF to release him. But the Jews shouted, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Anyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar!”
13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge’s seat in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Aramaic,* Gabbatha). 14 It was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about noon.B Then he told the Jews, “Here is your king!”
Pilate said to them, “Should I crucify your king?”
“We have no king but Caesar!” the chief priests answered.
Then they took Jesus away.C
Lit an evil doer
Or But now
Or temple police, or officers
Lit Pilate was trying
Lit about the sixth hour
Other mss add and led him out
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