1Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted.
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And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.
So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or 2Jesus who is called Christ?"
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For he knew that it was out 3of envy that they had delivered him up.
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Besides, while he was sitting on 4the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with 5that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today 6in a dream."
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Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to 7ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
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The governor again said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."
Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?"8They all said, "Let him be crucified!"
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And he said, "Why, 9what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!"
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