22 Pilate *said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus (A)who is called Christ?” They all *said, “[a]Crucify Him!” 23 But he said, “Why, what evil has He done?” Yet they kept shouting all the more, saying, “[b]Crucify Him!”

24 Now when Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that (B)a riot was starting, he took water and (C)washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of (D)this Man’s blood; (E)you yourselves shall see.” 25 And all the people replied, “(F)His blood shall be on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released Barabbas [c]for them; but after having Jesus (G)flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

27 (H)Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into (I)the [d]Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman [e](J)cohort to Him. 28 And they stripped Him and (K)put a red [f]cloak on Him.

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  1. Matthew 27:22 Lit Have Him crucified
  2. Matthew 27:23 Lit Have Him crucified
  3. Matthew 27:26 Or to them
  4. Matthew 27:27 I.e., the governor’s official residence
  5. Matthew 27:27 Normally 600 men (the number varied)
  6. Matthew 27:28 I.e., a Roman soldier’s cloak

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