They made His grave with the wicked, and with a rich man at His death, although He had done no violence and had not spoken deceitfully.
"I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What's that to us?" they said. "See to it yourself!"
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!"
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!"
We are punished justly, because we're getting back what we deserve for the things we did, but this man has done nothing wrong."
When the centurion saw what happened, he began to glorify God, saying, "This man really was righteous!"
Who among you can convict Me of sin? If I tell the truth, why don't you believe Me?
He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.
For this is the kind of high priest we need: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
He doesn't need to offer sacrifices every day, as high priests do-- first for their own sins, then for those of the people. He did this once for all when He offered Himself.
so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.
My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father-- Jesus Christ the righteous One.
You know that He was revealed so that He might take away sins, and there is no sin in Him.
Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, "Here is a true Israelite; no deceit is in him."
No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.