Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Luke 23:16 in English Standard Version "I will therefore punish and release him.”" Lu 23:22 A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.” Joh 19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. Ac 5:40 and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.