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lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
JOH 18:29 Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation
bring ye against this man?
JOH 18:30 They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor,
we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
JOH 18:31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him
according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not
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
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