Matthew 27:26-31

26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

Matthew 27:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
ESV
26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
NLT
26 So Pilate released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified.
MSG
26 Then he pardoned Barabbas. But he had Jesus whipped, and then handed over for crucifixion.
CSB
26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

Matthew 27:26-31 In-Context

24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”
25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”
26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.
33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).

Cross References 6

  • 1. Isaiah 53:5; John 19:1
  • 2. John 18:28,33; John 19:9
  • 3. John 19:2
  • 4. Isaiah 53:3; John 19:2,3
  • 5. S Matthew 16:21; Matthew 26:67
  • 6. Isaiah 53:7
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