Bible: Matthew 27:19-25

27:19 As 1  he was sitting on the judgment seat, 2  his wife sent a message 3  to him: 4  “Have nothing to do with that innocent man; 5  I have suffered greatly as a result of a dream 6  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 7  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?” 8  They all said, “Crucify him! 9  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 10  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! 11  27:25 In 12  reply all the people said, “Let his blood be on us and on our children!

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