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12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of Caesar.’[a] Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”

13 When they said this, Pilate brought Jesus out to them again. Then Pilate sat down on the judgment seat on the platform that is called the Stone Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). 14 It was now about noon on the day of preparation for the Passover. And Pilate said to the people,[b] “Look, here is your king!”

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Footnotes

  1. 19:12 “Friend of Caesar” is a technical term that refers to an ally of the emperor.
  2. 19:14 Greek Jewish people; also in 19:20.

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