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Mk 15:2 “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied.
Mk 15:3 The chief priests accused him of many things.
Mk 15:4 So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.”
Mk 15:5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
Mk 15:6 Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
Mk 15:7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
Mk 15:8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
Mk 15:9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate,
Mk 15:10 knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him.
Mk 15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.
Mk 15:12 “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them.
Mk 15:13 “Crucify him!” they shouted.
Mk 15:14 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
Mk 15:15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
Mk 15:16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.
Mk 15:17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.
Mk 15:18 And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!”
Mk 15:19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.
Mk 15:20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.