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12 After this, Pilate tried to let Jesus go. But some in the crowd cried out, “Anyone who makes himself king is against Caesar. If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar.”

13 When Pilate heard what they were saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at the place called The Stone Pavement. (In the Hebrew language[a] the name is Gabbatha.) 14 It was about noon on Preparation Day of Passover week. Pilate said to the crowd, “Here is your king!”

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  1. 19:13 Hebrew language Or Aramaic, the languages of many people in this region in the first century.