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14 Pilate then asked, `Why, what wrong thing has he done?' But they shouted even more, `Nail him to a cross!'

15 Pilate wanted to please the people, so he let Barabbas go free. He told the soldiers to beat Jesus and nail him to a cross.

16 The soldiers took Jesus to a room. They called all the soldiers together.

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14 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.

But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”

15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged,(A) and handed him over to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus(B)

16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace(C) (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.

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