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lawful for us to put any man to death:
JOH 18:32 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake,
signifying what death he should die.
JOH 18:33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called
Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
JOH 18:34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did
others tell it thee of me?
JOH 18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief
priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
JOH 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my
kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should
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