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12 As a result of this, Pilate kept making efforts to release Him, but the Jews kept screaming, “[a]If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar! Anyone who makes himself out [to be] a king opposes Caesar [and rebels against the emperor]!”

13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called [b]The Pavement, but in [c]Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 Now it was the day of Preparation for the [d]Passover [week], and it was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, “Look, your King!”

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Footnotes

  1. John 19:12 This put political pressure on Pilate. The Jews indicated if Pilate released Jesus they would inform Rome and Pilate’s career would be in jeopardy.
  2. John 19:13 Gr The Lithostrotos, i.e. the Mosaic Pavement, the Stone Platform.
  3. John 19:13 I.e. Jewish Aramaic.
  4. John 19:14 See note 18:28.

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