Matthew 27:22

22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!”

Read Matthew 27:22 Using Other Translations

Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?"They all said, "Let him be crucified!"
Pilate responded, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” They shouted back, “Crucify him!”

What does Matthew 27:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 27:22

Pilate saith unto them
As one astonished at their choice: he could not have thought they would have asked the life of so vile a wretch, that had been guilty of such capital crimes, crimes to be abhorred by all men:

what shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ?
Surely you would not have me put him to death, and that for no other reason but this, because he is called either by himself or others, Christ, or the Messiah, or the king of the Jews!

they all say unto him, let him be crucified;
which was a Roman punishment, inflicted on the meanest and worst of men; as wicked servants, thieves, robbers, and cut-throats F15; and so was not only a torturing and painful death, but a very shameful and ignominious one; yea, an accursed one: in this they all agreed, being instigated to it by the chief priests and elders.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Lipsius de Cruce, l. 1. c. 12, 13.
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