Bible: John 19:6-16

19:6 When the chief priests and their officers saw him, they shouted out, “Crucify 1  him! Crucify him!” 2  Pilate said, 3 You take him and crucify him! 4  Certainly 5  I find no reason for an accusation 6  against him! 19:7 The Jewish leaders 7  replied, 8 We have a law, 9  and according to our law he ought to die, because he claimed to be the Son of God! 10 

19:8 When Pilate heard what they said, 11  he was more afraid than ever, 12  19:9 and he went back into the governor’s residence 13  and said to Jesus, “Where do you come from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 19:10 So Pilate said, 14 Do you refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know I have the authority 15  to release you, and to crucify you? 16  19:11 Jesus replied, “You would have no authority 17  over me at all, unless it was given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you 18  is guilty of greater sin.” 19 

19:12 From this point on, Pilate tried 20  to release him. But the Jewish leaders 21  shouted out, 22 If you release this man, 23  you are no friend of Caesar! 24  Everyone who claims to be a king 25  opposes Caesar! 19:13 When Pilate heard these words he brought Jesus outside and sat down on the judgment seat 26  in the place called “The Stone Pavement 27  (Gabbatha in 28  Aramaic). 29  19:14 (Now it was the day of preparation 30  for the Passover, about noon. 31 ) 32  Pilate 33  said to the Jewish leaders, 34 Look, here is your king!

19:15 Then they 35  shouted out, “Away with him! Away with him! 36  Crucify 37  him!” Pilate asked, 38 Shall I crucify your king?” The high priests replied, “We have no king except Caesar! 19:16 Then Pilate 39  handed him over 40  to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus,

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