Jesus Before Pilate

11 (A)Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you (B)the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, (C)“You have said so.” 12 (D)But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, (E)“Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

The Crowd Chooses Barabbas

15 (F)Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16 And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or (G)Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out (H)of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on (I)the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with (J)that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today (K)in a dream.” 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to (L)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?” (M)They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? (N)What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that (O)a riot was beginning, he took water and (P)washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of (Q)this man's blood;[a] (R)see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, (S)“His blood be on us and (T)on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having (U)scourged[b] Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:24 Some manuscripts this righteous blood, or this righteous man's blood
  2. Matthew 27:26 A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal

Make Your Face Shine upon Us

To the choirmaster: with (A)stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.

67 May God (B)be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face to (C)shine upon us, Selah
that (D)your way may be known on earth,
    your (E)saving power among all nations.
(F)Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you (G)judge the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
(H)Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has (I)yielded its increase;
    God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
    let (J)all the ends of the earth fear him!

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