Add parallel Print Page Options

12 From then on, Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders[a] kept shouting, “If you release this fellow, you’re not a friend of Caesar! Anyone who claims to be a king is defying Caesar!”

13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside and sat down on the judgment seat in a place called The Pavement, which in Hebrew is called Gabbatha. 14 Now it was the Preparation Day for the Passover, about noon.[b] He told the Jewish leaders,[c] “Here is your king!”

Read full chapter


  1. John 19:12 I.e. Judean leaders; lit. the Jews
  2. John 19:14 Lit. about the sixth hour
  3. John 19:14 I.e. Judean leaders; lit. the Jews