And they bound him and (A)led him away and (B)delivered him over to (C)Pilate the governor.

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Jesus Before Pilate

11 (A)Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you (B)the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, (C)“You have said so.” 12 (D)But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, (E)“Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

The Crowd Chooses Barabbas

15 (F)Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16 And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or (G)Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out (H)of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on (I)the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with (J)that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today (K)in a dream.” 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to (L)ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” (M)They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? (N)What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that (O)a riot was beginning, he took water and (P)washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of (Q)this man's blood;[a] (R)see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, (S)“His blood be on us and (T)on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having (U)scourged[b] Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:24 Some manuscripts this righteous blood, or this righteous man's blood
  2. Matthew 27:26 A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal

Jesus Delivered to Pilate

15 (A)And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests (B)held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And (C)they bound Jesus and (D)led him away and (E)delivered him over to (F)Pilate. (G)And Pilate asked him, (H)“Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, (I)“You have said so.” And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again asked him, (J)“Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” But Jesus (K)made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

(L)Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. And among the rebels in prison, who had (M)committed murder (N)in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas. And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them. And he answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” 10 For he perceived that (O)it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. 12 And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with (P)the man you call the King of the Jews?” 13 And they cried out again, “Crucify him.” 14 And Pilate said to them, “Why? (Q)What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” 15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having (R)scourged[a] Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 15:15 A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal

Jesus Before Pilate

23 (A)Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man (B)misleading our nation and (C)forbidding us to give tribute to (D)Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, (E)a king.” (F)And Pilate asked him, (G)“Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, (H)“You have said so.” Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, (I)“I find no guilt in this man.” But they were urgent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, (J)from Galilee even to this place.”

Jesus Before Herod

When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that he belonged to (K)Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, (L)for he had long desired to see him, (M)because he had heard about him, and he was hoping (N)to see some sign done by him. So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. 10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 11 And Herod with his soldiers (O)treated him with contempt and (P)mocked him. Then, (Q)arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And (R)Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.

13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and (S)the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man (T)as one who was misleading the people. And (U)after examining him before you, behold, I (V)did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. 15 Neither did Herod, for (W)he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 16 (X)I will therefore punish and release him.”[a]

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

18 (Y)But they all cried out together, (Z)“Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and (AA)for murder. 20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, 21 but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” 22 A third time he said to them, “Why? (AB)What evil has he done? (AC)I have found in him no guilt deserving death. (AD)I will therefore punish and release him.” 23 But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 24 So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison (AE)for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, (AF)but he delivered Jesus over to their will.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 23:16 Here, or after verse 19, some manuscripts add verse 17: Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival

Jesus Before Pilate

28 (A)Then they led Jesus (B)from the house of Caiaphas to (C)the governor's headquarters.[a] It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor's headquarters, (D)so that they would not be defiled, (E)but could eat the Passover. 29 (F)So Pilate went outside to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?” 30 They answered him, “If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you.” 31 Pilate said to them, (G)“Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” 32 (H)This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken (I)to show by what kind of death he was going to die.

My Kingdom Is Not of This World

33 (J)So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, (K)“Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, (L)“My kingdom (M)is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, (N)my servants would have been fighting, that (O)I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, (P)“You say that I am a king. (Q)For this purpose I was born and for this purpose (R)I have come into the world—(S)to bear witness to the truth. (T)Everyone who is (U)of the truth (V)listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

After he had said this, (W)he went back outside to the Jews and told them, (X)“I find no guilt in him. 39 (Y)But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 40 They cried out again, (Z)“Not this man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber.[b]

Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified

19 Then Pilate took Jesus and (AA)flogged him. (AB)And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that (AC)I find no guilt in him.” So Jesus came out, wearing (AD)the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, (AE)“Behold the man!” When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, (AF)“Take him yourselves and crucify him, for (AG)I find no guilt in him.” The Jews[c] answered him, “We have a law, and (AH)according to that law he ought to die because (AI)he has made himself the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this statement, (AJ)he was even more afraid. (AK)He entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, (AL)“Where are you from?” But (AM)Jesus gave him no answer. 10 So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered him, (AN)“You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore (AO)he who delivered me over to you (AP)has the greater sin.”

12 From then on (AQ)Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. (AR)Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.” 13 So when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on (AS)the judgment seat at a place called The Stone Pavement, and in Aramaic[d] Gabbatha. 14 Now it was (AT)the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour.[e] He said to the Jews, (AU)“Behold your King!” 15 They cried out, (AV)“Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” 16 (AW)So he (AX)delivered him over to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus,

Footnotes

  1. John 18:28 Greek the praetorium
  2. John 18:40 Or an insurrectionist
  3. John 19:7 Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verses 12, 14, 31, 38
  4. John 19:13 Or Hebrew; also verses 17, 20
  5. John 19:14 That is, about noon

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