11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe,e they sent him back to Pilate. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friendsf—before this they had been enemies.
13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.g 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. 16 Therefore, I will punish himh and then release him.” a
18 But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!”i
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