38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.(A) 39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?”

40 They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.(B)

Jesus Sentenced to Be Crucified(C)

19 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.(D) The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!”(E) And they slapped him in the face.(F)

Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out(G) to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.”(H) When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe,(I) Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

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