43 Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, *came up [a]accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.44 Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away [b]under guard.”45 After coming, Judas immediately went to Him, saying, “Rabbi!” and kissed Him.46 They laid hands on Him and seized Him.47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and [c]cut off his ear.48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me, as you would against a robber?49 Every day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me; but this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures.”50 And they all left Him and fled.
51 A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they *seized him.52 But he [d]pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.
15 Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole [a]Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate.2 Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He *answered him, “It is as you say.”3 The chief priests began to accuse Him [b]harshly.4 Then Pilate questioned Him again, saying, “Do You not answer? See how many charges they bring against You!”5 But Jesus made no further answer; so Pilate was amazed.
6 Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested.7 The man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection.8 The crowd went up and began asking him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them.9 Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”10 For he was aware that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead.12 Answering again, Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?”13 They shouted [c]back, “Crucify Him!”14 But Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify Him!”15 Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
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