23 Then said the governor, But what evil hath he done? Then they cried the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
24 [a]When Pilate saw that he availed nothing, but that more tumult was made, he took water and [b]washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the [c]blood of this just man: look you to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, [d]His blood be on us, and on our children.
Matthew 27:24Christ being quit by the testimony of the Judge himself, is notwithstanding condemned by the same to quit us before God.
Matthew 27:24It was a manner in old time, when any man was murdered, and in other slaughters, to wash their hands in water, to declare themselves guiltless.
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