9Pilateanswered them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews ?"
For he was aware that the chiefpriests had handed Him over because of envy.
But the chiefpriestsstirred up the crowd1to ask him to releaseBarabbas for them instead.
12Answeringagain, Pilatesaid to them, "Thenwhat shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews ?"
They shoutedaback, "Crucify Him!"
But Pilatesaid to them, "Why, whatevil has He done ?" But they shoutedall the more, "Crucify Him!"
15Wishing to satisfy the crowd, PilatereleasedBarabbas for them, and after having Jesus2scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
163The soldierstook Him away into 4the bpalace (that is, the Praetorium ), and they calledtogether the whole Roman c5cohort.
They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him;
and they began to acclaim Him, "Hail, King of the Jews !"
They kept beating His head with a dreed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowingbefore Him.