Matthew 27:12-22 NIV

12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.

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13 Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?”

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14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.

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15 Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.

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16 At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesusa Barabbas.

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    • Í 27:16 - Many manuscripts do not have "Jesus" ; also in verse 17.
      17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?”

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      18 For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.
      19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”

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      20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.

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      21 “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor. “Barabbas,” they answered.
      22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!”

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