The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace and called together the whole company of soldiers.
They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him,
"Hail, king of the Jews!"
Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff
and spit on him.
Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.
And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him.
Then they led him out to crucify him.