12 From thenceforth Pilate sought to loose him, but the Jews cried, saying, If thou deliver him, thou art not Caesar’s friend: for whosoever maketh himself a King, speaketh against Caesar.

13 [a]When Pilate heard this word, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place called the pavement, and in Hebrew, [b]Gabbatha.

14 And it was the Preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he said unto the Jews, Behold your King.

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Footnotes

  1. John 19:13 Pilate condemneth himself first, with the same mouth wherewith he afterward condemneth Christ.
  2. John 19:13 Gabbatha signifieth an high place, as judgment seats are.

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