"And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified." Mark 15:15
<p>Illustration of Jesus bound to a post and scourged by three men prior to his crucifixion.

Jesus Scourged before Crucifixion

"And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when…

"So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see ye to it. And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he unto them Barabbas; but Jesus he scourged and delivered to be crucified." Matthew 27:24-26 ASV
<p>Three men scourge Jesus who is tied to a column. Pontius Pilate sits at left. Others look on from the shadows.

Scourging of Jesus

"So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water,…