Bible: Matt 27:14-24

27:14 But he did not answer even one accusation, so that the governor was quite amazed.

27:15 During the feast the governor was accustomed to release one prisoner to the crowd, 1  whomever they wanted. 27:16 At that time they had in custody a notorious prisoner named Jesus 2  Barabbas. 27:17 So after they had assembled, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus 3  Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Christ? 4  27:18 (For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy.) 5  27:19 As 6  he was sitting on the judgment seat, 7  his wife sent a message 8  to him: 9  “Have nothing to do with that innocent man; 10  I have suffered greatly as a result of a dream 11  about him today.” 27:20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed. 27:21 The 12  governor asked them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas! 27:22 Pilate said to them, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Christ?” 13  They all said, “Crucify him! 14  27:23 He asked, “Why? What wrong has he done?” But they shouted more insistently, “Crucify him!

Jesus is Condemned and Mocked

27:24 When 15  Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but that instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. You take care of it yourselves! 16 

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