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14 But Pilate said to them, “Why? What has he done wrong?”

But they shouted even louder, “Crucify him!”

15 Since he wanted to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. After he had Jesus flogged, he handed him over to be crucified.

Soldiers Mock Jesus

16 The soldiers led him away inside the palace, which is the Praetorium, and called together the whole cohort[a] of soldiers.

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  1. Mark 15:16 A Roman cohort was about six hundred soldiers.