Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified
So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that z a riot was beginning, he took water and a washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of b this man's blood; c see to it yourselves."
And all the people answered, d "His blood be on us and e on our children!"
Then he released for them Barabbas, and having f scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
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But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.
Deuteronomy 21:6 - 8
And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley.
I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Lord.
All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.
Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.
Saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." They said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself.
Matthew 23:35 - 36
So that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
Then if anyone goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we shall be guiltless. But if a hand is laid on anyone who is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head.
Saying, "We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.
Our fathers sinned, and are no more; and we bear their iniquities.
And deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.
I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
I will therefore punish and release him.
Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.