Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
Then Pilate went back inside and called for Jesus to be brought to him. "Are you the King of the Jews?" he asked him.
Pilate went back into the palace and called for Jesus. He said, "Are you the 'King of the Jews'?"
Then Pilate went back into the Praetorium and sent for Jesus and said to him, Are you the King of the Jews?
Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
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1 tn Grk “into the praetorium.”
2 sn It is difficult to discern Pilate’s attitude when he asked, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Some have believed the remark to be sarcastic or incredulous as Pilate looked at this lowly and humble prisoner: “So you’re the king of the Jews, are you?” Others have thought the Roman governor to have been impressed by Jesus’ regal disposition and dignity, and to have sincerely asked, “Are you really the king of the Jews?” Since it will later become apparent (v. 38) that Pilate considered Jesus innocent (and therefore probably also harmless) an attitude of incredulity is perhaps most likely, but this is far from certain in the absence of clear contextual clues.