John 19:6

Crucify him, crucify him (staurwson, staurwson). First aorist active imperative of staurow for which verb see Matthew 27:31 , etc. Here the note of urgency (aorist imperative) with no word for "him," as they were led by the chief priests and the temple police till the whole mob takes it up ( Matthew 27:22 ). For I find no crime in him (egw gar ouc euriskw). This is the third time Pilate has rendered his opinion of Christ's innocence ( Matthew 18:38 ; Matthew 19:4 ). And here he surrenders in a fret to the mob and gives as his reason (gar, for) for his surrender the innocence of Jesus (the strangest judicial decision ever rendered). Perhaps Pilate was only franker than some judges!

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