Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid; and he (A)entered the [a]Praetorium again and *said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But (B)Jesus gave him no answer. 10 So Pilate *said to Him, “Are you not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” 11 Jesus answered him, (C)You would have no authority [b]over Me at all, if it had not been given to you from above; for this reason (D)the one who handed Me over to you has the greater sin.” 12 As a result of this, Pilate [c]made efforts to release Him; but the Jews shouted, saying, “(E)If you release this Man, you are not a friend of Caesar; everyone who makes himself out to be a king [d]opposes Caesar!”

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  1. John 19:9 I.e., governor’s official residence
  2. John 19:11 Lit against
  3. John 19:12 Lit was seeking to
  4. John 19:12 Or speaks against

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