16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; Praetorium: or, the palace, or, hall of audience and they call together the whole band.
English Standard Version
16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters),Greek the praetorium and they called together the whole battalion.Greek cohort; a tenth of a Roman legion, usually about 600 men
16 The soldiers took Jesus into the palace (called Praetorium) and called together the entire brigade.
New King James Version
16 Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison.
New Living Translation
16 The soldiers took Jesus into the courtyard of the governor's headquarters (called the Praetorium) and called out the entire regiment.
Christ met death in its greatest terror. It was the death of the vilest malefactors. Thus the cross and the shame are put together. God having been dishonoured by the sin of man, Christ made satisfaction by submitting to the greatest disgrace human nature could be loaded with. It was a cursed death; thus it was branded by the Jewish law, Deuteronomy 21:23. The Roman soldiers mocked our Lord Jesus as a King; thus in the high priest's hall the servants had mocked him as a Prophet and Saviour. Shall a purple or scarlet robe be matter of pride to a Christian, which was matter of reproach and shame to Christ? He wore the crown of thorns which we deserved, that we might wear the crown of glory which he merited. We were by sin liable to everlasting shame and contempt; to deliver us, our Lord Jesus submitted to shame and contempt. He was led forth with the workers of iniquity, though he did no sin. The sufferings of the meek and holy Redeemer, are ever a source of instruction to the believer, of which, in his best hours, he cannot be weary. Did Jesus thus suffer, and shall I, a vile sinner, fret or repine? Shall I indulge anger, or utter reproaches and threats because of troubles and injuries?