14 And the king, when he heard these words, (A)was greatly displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and he [a]labored till the going down of the sun to deliver him.

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  1. Daniel 6:14 strove

26 (A)And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he did not want to refuse her.

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The Jews answered him, (A)“We have a law, and according to [a]our law He ought to die, because (B)He made Himself the Son of God.”

Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid, and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” (C)But Jesus gave him no answer.

10 Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have [b]power to crucify You, and power to release You?”

11 Jesus answered, (D)“You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore (E)the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

12 From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. (F)Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.”

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  1. John 19:7 NU the law
  2. John 19:10 authority

Taking the Place of Barabbas(A)

13 (B)Then Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, 14 said to them, (C)“You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, (D)having examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him; 15 no, neither did Herod, for [a]I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him. 16 (E)I will therefore chastise Him and release Him 17 (F)(for[b] it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).

18 And (G)they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 who had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made in the city, and for murder.

20 Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them. 21 But they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”

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  1. Luke 23:15 NU he sent Him back to us
  2. Luke 23:17 NU omits v. 17.

17 Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that they had handed Him over because of (A)envy.

19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.”

20 (B)But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?”

They said, (C)“Barabbas!”

22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”

23 Then the governor said, (D)“Why, what evil has He done?”

But they cried out all the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified!”

24 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a [a]tumult was rising, he (E)took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this [b]just Person. You see to it.

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  1. Matthew 27:24 an uproar
  2. Matthew 27:24 NU omits just

13 Then Nebuchadnezzar, in (A)rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king.

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28 Afterward, when David heard it, he said, “My kingdom and I are [a]guiltless before the Lord forever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner. 29 (A)Let it rest on the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and let there never fail to be in the [b]house of Joab one (B)who has a discharge or is a leper, who leans on a staff or falls by the sword, or who lacks bread.”

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  1. 2 Samuel 3:28 innocent
  2. 2 Samuel 3:29 family

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