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14 But Pilate was saying to them, “What indeed[a] did He do wrong?” But the ones cried out even more, “Crucify Him!” 15 And Pilate, wanting to do enough[b] for the crowd, released Barabbas for them, and handed-over Jesus, having flogged[c] Him, in order that He might be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked, Beaten, Spit On, And Crucified

16 And the soldiers led Him away inside the palace (that is, the Praetorium[d]). And they call together the whole [Roman] cohort[e].

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  1. Mark 15:14 Or, Why? What did He do wrong? Pilate is incredulous.
  2. Mark 15:15 That is, to do what is sufficient to placate the crowd.
  3. Mark 15:15 Or, scourged. That is, whipped with a whip. This was common Roman practice before a crucifixion.
  4. Mark 15:16 See Mt 27:27.
  5. Mark 15:16 See Mt 27:27.