14 Then (A)the king, when he heard these words, (B)was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him.

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26 And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her.

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The Jews[a] answered him, “We have a law, and (A)according to that law he ought to die because (B)he has made himself the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this statement, (C)he was even more afraid. (D)He entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, (E)“Where are you from?” But (F)Jesus gave him no answer. 10 So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered him, (G)“You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore (H)he who delivered me over to you (I)has the greater sin.”

12 From then on (J)Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. (K)Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 19:7 Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verses 12, 14, 31, 38

13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and (A)the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man (B)as one who was misleading the people. And (C)after examining him before you, behold, I (D)did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. 15 Neither did Herod, for (E)he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 16 (F)I will therefore punish and release him.”[a]

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18 (G)But they all cried out together, (H)“Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and (I)for murder. 20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, 21 but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 23:16 Here, or after verse 19, some manuscripts add verse 17: Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival

17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or (A)Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out (B)of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on (C)the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with (D)that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today (E)in a dream.” 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to (F)ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” (G)They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? (H)What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”

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24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that (I)a riot was beginning, he took water and (J)washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of (K)this man's blood;[a] (L)see to it yourselves.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:24 Some manuscripts this righteous blood, or this righteous man's blood

13 Then Nebuchadnezzar (A)in furious rage commanded that (B)Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. So they brought these men before the king.

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28 Afterward, when David heard of it, he said, “I and my kingdom are forever guiltless before the Lord for the blood of Abner the son of Ner. 29 (A)May it fall upon the head of Joab and upon all his father's house, and may the house of Joab never be without (B)one who has a discharge or who is (C)leprous or who holds a spindle or who falls by the sword or who lacks bread!”

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