Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip.
The soldiers made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head, and they put a royal purple robe on him.
"Hail! King of the Jews!" they mocked, and they hit him with their fists.
Pilate went outside again and said to the people, "I am going to bring him out to you now, but understand clearly that I find him not guilty."
Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, "Here is the man!"
When they saw him, the leading priests and Temple guards began shouting, "Crucify! Crucify!""You crucify him," Pilate said. "I find him not guilty."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)