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72 Im me di ate ly the roost er crowed the
sec ond time . a Then Pe ter re mem bered the word Jesus had spo ken to him : “ Be fore the roost er crows twice b you will dis own me three times .” And he broke down and wept .
Jesus Before Pilate
Very ear ly in the morn ing , the chief priests , with the el ders , the teach ers of the law and the whole San he drin , made their plans . So they bound Jesus , led him away and hand ed him over to Pi late .
2 “ Are you the king of the Jews ?” asked
Pi late . “ You have said so ,” Jesus re plied .
3 The chief priests ac cused him of many
things . 4 So again Pi late asked him , “ Aren ’ t you go ing to an swer ? See how many things they are ac cus ing you of .”
5 But Jesus still made no re ply , and Pi late
was amazed .
6 Now it was the cus tom at the fes ti val
to re lease a pris on er whom the peo ple request ed . 7 A man called Bar ab bas was in pris on with the in sur rec tion ists who had com mit ted mur der in the up ris ing . 8 The crowd came up and asked Pi late to do for them what he usu al ly did .
9 “ Do you want me to re lease to you the
king of the Jews ?” asked Pi late , 10 knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had hand ed Jesus over to him . 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pi late re lease Bar ab bas in stead .
12 “ What shall I do , then , with the one
you call the king of the Jews ?” Pi late asked them .
13 “ Cru ci fy him !” they shout ed .
14 “ Why ? What crime has he com mitted ?” asked Pi late . But they shout ed all the loud er , “ Cru ci fy him !”
15 Want ing to sat is fy the crowd , Pi late
re leased Bar ab bas to them . He had Jesus flogged , and hand ed him over to be cru cified .
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
16 The sol diers led Jesus away into the
pal ace ( that is , the Prae to ri um ) and called to geth er the whole com pa ny of sol diers .
17 They put a pur ple robe on him , then twisted to geth er a crown of thorns and set it on him . 18 And they be gan to call out to him , “ Hail , king of the Jews !” 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him . Fall ing on their knees , they paid hom age to him . 20 And when they had mocked him , they took off the pur ple robe and put his own clothes on him . Then they led him out to cru ci fy him .
The Crucifixion of Jesus
21 A cer tain man from Cy re ne , Si mon , the
fa ther of Al ex an der and Ru fus , was passing by on his way in from the coun try , and they forced him to car ry the cross . 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Gol gotha ( which means “ the place of the skull ”).
23 Then they of fered him wine mixed with
a 72 Some early manuscripts do not have the second
time . b 72 Some early manuscripts do not have twice .
Before Roman prisoners were crucified , they were beaten with a leather whip . This whip had sharp pieces of metal or bone at its end . Such a whipping drew so much blood that prisoners who had been flogged sometimes died .