22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” (A)They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? (B)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 (C)a riot was beginning, he took water and (D)washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of (E)this man's blood;[a] (F)see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, (G)“His blood be on us and (H)on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having (I)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

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