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. 23:15 Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, he has done nothing 6 deserving death. 7 23:16 I will therefore have him flogged 8 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 sn With the statement “he has done nothing,” Pilate makes another claim that Jesus is innocent of any crime worthy of death.
7 tn Grk “nothing deserving death has been done by him.” The passive construction has been translated as an active one in keeping with contemporary English style.
8 tn Or “scourged” (BDAG 749 s.v. παιδεύω 2.b.γ). This refers to a whipping Pilate ordered in an attempt to convince Jesus not to disturb the peace. It has been translated “flogged” to distinguish it from the more severe verberatio.