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14 Pilate asked, “But what crime has he done?”

“Nail him to a cross!” they yelled even louder.

15 Pilate wanted to please the crowd. So he set Barabbas free. Then he ordered his soldiers to beat Jesus with a whip and nail him to a cross.

Soldiers Make Fun of Jesus

16 The soldiers led Jesus inside the courtyard of the fortress[a] and called together the rest of the troops.

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Footnotes

  1. 15.16 fortress: The place where the Roman governor stayed. It was probably at Herod’s palace west of Jerusalem, though it may have been Fortress Antonia, north of the temple, where the Roman troops were stationed.

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