Matthew 27:27
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New International Version
Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.

King James Bible
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the soldiers of the governor, having taken Jesus with [them] to the praetorium, gathered against him the whole band,

World English Bible
Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against him.

Young's Literal Translation
then the soldiers of the governor having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, did gather to him all the band;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The common hall - Or, praetorium. Called so from the praetor, a principal magistrate among the Romans, whose business it was to administer justice in the absence of the consul. This place night be termed in English the court house, or common hall.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

common hall. or, governor's house.

Mark 15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

John 18:28,33 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall...

John 19:8,9 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid...

Acts 23:35 I will hear you, said he, when your accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.

Gr. band.

John 18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees...

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Acts 27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to one named Julius...

Library
The Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Crucifixion
'And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34. They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. 35. And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. 36. And sitting down they watched Him there; 37. And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Eloi.
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"--ST MATTHEW xxvii. 46. I do not know that I should dare to approach this, of all utterances into which human breath has ever been moulded, most awful in import, did I not feel that, containing both germ and blossom of the final devotion, it contains therefore the deepest practical lesson the human heart has to learn. The Lord, the Revealer, hides nothing that can be revealed, and will not warn away the foot that treads in naked humility even upon the
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
(Jerusalem. Friday After Dawn.) ^A Matt. XXVII. 1, 2; ^B Mark XV. 1; ^C Luke XXII. 66-23:1; ^D John XVIII. 28. ^a 1 Now when morning was come, ^c 66 And as soon as it was day, ^b straightway ^c the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away into their council, ^a all the chief priests and { ^b with} the elders ^a of the people ^b and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and ^a took counsel against Jesus to put
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 26:3
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Mark 15:16
The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.

John 18:28
Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.

John 18:33
Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"

John 19:9
and he went back inside the palace. "Where do you come from?" he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.

Acts 10:1
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment.

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