12 From that moment Pilate made every effort[a] 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 bench in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Hebrew Gabbatha). 14 It was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about six in the morning.[b] Then he told the Jews, “Here is your king!”

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Footnotes

  1. John 19:12 Lit Pilate was trying
  2. John 19:14 Lit the sixth hour; see note at Jn 1:39; an alt. time reckoning would be about noon

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