Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. (Matthew 27:15)

And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. (Matthew 27:16)

Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? (Matthew 27:17)

For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. (Matthew 27:18)

When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. (Matthew 27:19)

But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. (Matthew 27:20)

The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. (Matthew 27:21)

Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. (Matthew 27:22)

And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. (Matthew 27:23)

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. (Matthew 27:24)

Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. (Matthew 27:25)


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