23:22 A third time he said to them, “Why? What wrong has he done? I have found him guilty 1 of no crime deserving death. 2 I will therefore flog 3 him and release him.”
23:41 And we rightly so, for we are getting what we deserve for what we did, but this man has done nothing 4 wrong.”
1 tn Grk “no cause of death I found in him.”
2 sn The refrain of innocence comes once again. Pilate tried to bring some sense of justice, believing Jesus had committed no crime deserving death.
4 sn This man has done nothing wrong is yet another declaration that Jesus was innocent of any crime.
6 tn Or “righteous.” It is hard to know whether “innocent” or “righteous” is intended, as the Greek term used can mean either, and both make good sense in this context. Luke has been emphasizing Jesus as innocent, so that is slightly more likely here. Of course, one idea entails the other.
sn Here is a fourth figure who said that Jesus was innocent in this chapter (Pilate, Herod, a criminal, and now a centurion).