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Mark 15:15-20

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 15 So Pilate, willing to satisfy the people, released Barabbas to them; and after he had flogged Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.

 16 Then the soldiers led him away into the hall, called the Praetorium; and they called together the whole garrison of soldiers.

 17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns and put it about his head,

 18 And began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

 19 Then they struck him again and again on the head with a staff, and spit on him, and bowing their knees they pretended to worship him. [The entire garrison of Roman soldiers beat Jesus so much that He was so disfigured that He no longer looked like a man, Isa 52:14. The New International reads: "his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being — and his form marred beyond human likeness." From the Word of the Lord within: "It would have helped if one soldier was kind to me."]

 20 And when they had mocked him, they took the purple off of him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

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Matthew 27:26-31

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 26 Then Pilate released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered around him the entire cohort of [Roman] soldiers. [A Roman army cohort was 500-600 men.]

 28 And they stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him.

 29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a staff in his right hand. And they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

 30 Then they spit on him, and took the staff and hit him repeatedly on the head. [The entire garrison of Roman soldiers beat Jesus so much that He was so disfigured that He no longer looked like a man, Isa 52:14. The New International reads: "his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being — and his form marred beyond human likeness." From the Word of the Lord within: "It would have helped if one soldier was kind to me."]

 31 And after they had mocked him, they took the robe off him and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.

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