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2And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe.

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2. the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head—in mockery of a regal crown.

and they put on him a purple robe—in mockery of the imperial purple; first "stripping him" (Mt 27:28) of His own outer garment. The robe may have been the "gorgeous" one in which Herod arrayed and sent Him back to Pilate (Lu 23:11). "And they put a reed into His right hand" (Mt 27:29)—in mockery of the regal scepter. "And they bowed the knee before Him" (Mt 27:29).