And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked to have a murderer given to you.
While he was sitting on the judge's bench, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for today I've suffered terribly in a dream because of Him!"
Pilate asked them, "What should I do then with Jesus, who is called Messiah?" They all answered, "Crucify Him!"
Then he said, "Why? What has He done wrong?" But they kept shouting, "Crucify Him!" all the more.
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, "I am innocent of this man's blood. See to it yourselves!"
All the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"
Again they shouted, "Crucify Him!"
Then Pilate said to them, "Why? What has He done wrong?" But they shouted, "Crucify Him!" all the more.
Then, willing to gratify the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. And after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
Pilate then told the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no grounds for charging this man."
But they kept insisting, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where He started even to here."
and said to them, "You have brought me this man as one who subverts the people. But in fact, after examining Him in your presence, I have found no grounds to charge this man with those things you accuse Him of.
Neither has Herod, because he sent Him back to us. Clearly, He has done nothing to deserve death.
Therefore I will have Him whipped and [then] release Him."
but they kept shouting, "Crucify! Crucify Him!"
A third time he said to them, "Why? What has this man done wrong? I have found in Him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have Him whipped and [then] release Him."
But they kept up the pressure, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And their voices won out.
So Pilate decided to grant their demand
and released the one they were asking for, who had been thrown into prison for rebellion and murder. But he handed Jesus over to their will.
"What is truth?" said Pilate. After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, "I find no grounds for charging Him.
Pilate went outside again and said to them, "Look, I'm bringing Him outside to you to let you know I find no grounds for charging Him."
From that moment Pilate made every effort to release Him. But the Jews shouted, "If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. Anyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar!"
When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge's bench in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Hebrew Gabbatha).
It was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about six in the morning. Then he told the Jews, "Here is your king!"
But they shouted, "Take Him away! Take Him away! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Should I crucify your king?" "We have no king but Caesar!" the chief priests answered.
So then, because of them, he handed Him over to be crucified. Therefore they took Jesus away.