23:4 Then 1 Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no basis for an accusation 2 against this man.”
23:14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was misleading 3 the people. When I examined him before you, I 4 did not find this man guilty 5 of anything you accused him of doing.
23:22 A third time he said to them, “Why? What wrong has he done? I have found him guilty 6 of no crime deserving death. 7 I will therefore flog 8 him and release him.”
1 tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
2 tn Grk “find no cause.”
4 tn Grk “behold, I” A transitional use of ἰδού (idou) has not been translated here.
5 tn Grk “nothing did I find in this man by way of cause.” The reference to “nothing” is emphatic.
6 tn Grk “no cause of death I found in him.”
7 sn The refrain of innocence comes once again. Pilate tried to bring some sense of justice, believing Jesus had committed no crime deserving death.