Bible: Matthew 27:12-19

27:12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not respond. 27:13 Then Pilate said to him, “Don’t you hear how many charges they are bringing against you? 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.”

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