151Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the apeople any oneprisonerwhom they wanted.
At that time they were holding a notoriousprisoner, calledBarabbas.
17So when the peoplegatheredtogether, Pilatesaid to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you? Barabbas, orJesus2who is calledChrist?"
For he knew that because of envy they had handed Him over.
193While he was sitting on the judgmentseat, his wifesent him a message, saying, "Have nothing to do with that 4righteousMan; for blastnight I sufferedgreatly5in a dreambecause of Him."
But the chiefpriests and the elderspersuaded the crowds to 6ask for Barabbas and to putJesus to death.
But the governorcsaid to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."
22Pilatesaid to them, "Thenwhat shall I do with Jesus7who is calledChrist?" They allsaid, "dCrucify Him!"
And he said, "Why, whatevil has He done?" But they kept shoutingall the more, saying, "eCrucify Him!"
When Pilatesaw that he was accomplishingnothing, but rather that 8a riot was starting, he tookwater and 9washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I aminnocent of 10thisMan'sblood; 11see to that yourselves."
And all the peoplesaid, "12His blood shall be on us and on our children!"