1So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. 2And the soldiers
twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on
Him a purple robe. 3Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And
they struck Him with their hands.
4Pilate then went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I am
bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in
5Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple
robe. And Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!"
6Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they
cried out, saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!"
Pilate said to them, "You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no
fault in Him."
7The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our
law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."
8Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more
afraid, 9and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus,
"Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
10Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not
know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release
11Jesus answered, "You could have no power at all against Me
unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who
delivered Me to you has the greater sin."
12From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried
out, saying, "If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend.
Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar."
13When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out
and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The
Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14Now it was the Preparation
Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the
Jews, "Behold your King!"
15But they cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify
Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?"
The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar!"
16Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took
Jesus and led Him away.