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Pilate Tries To Release Jesus, But The Jewish Leaders Stop Him

12 From this time[a], Pilate was seeking to release Him, but the Jews shouted saying, “If you release this One, you are not a friend of Caesar. Everyone making himself the king is speaking-against Caesar”.

Pilate Hesitates Again, But Condemns Jesus

13 Therefore Pilate, having heard these words, brought Jesus outside, and sat on a judgment-seat in a place being called ‘The Pavement’ (but in Hebrew, ‘Gabbatha’). 14 Now it was Preparation[b] day of the Passover [Feast][c]. The hour was about the sixth[d]. And he says to the Jews, “Look— your King!”

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  1. John 19:12 Or, statement.
  2. John 19:14 That is, preparation for the Sabbath. It was Friday.
  3. John 19:14 Or, [meal].
  4. John 19:14 That is, noon, Jewish time; or, 6 a.m. Roman time.