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26 The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her.

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Pilate Hands Jesus over to Be Crucified

24 So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood;[a] see to it yourselves.” 25 Then the people as a whole answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:24 Other ancient authorities read this righteous blood, or this righteous man’s blood

The Suicide of Judas

When Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus[a] was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. He said, “I have sinned by betraying innocent[b] blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” Throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.

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  1. Matthew 27:3 Gk he
  2. Matthew 27:4 Other ancient authorities read righteous

The king was grieved, yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he commanded it to be given;

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