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When Pilate saw that he
could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was rising, he took
water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am
innocent of the blood of this just person: you see to it."
Matthew 27:11-25, Mark 15:1-14
Luke 22:62-71, 23:1-5, John 18:28-40, 19:1-16
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It was very early in
the morning when the rulers of the Jews brought Jesus to Pilate.
They would not go into Pilate's hall, because Pilate was not of
their nation; and Pilate came out to them, and askedthem, "What
charge do you bring against this man?"
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They answered, "If he
were not an evildoer, we would not have brought him to you." Pilate
did not wish to be troubled, and he said, "Take him away, and judge
him by your own law!" The Jews said to Pilate, "We are not allowed
to put any man to death, and we have brought him to you. We have
found this man teaching evil, and telling men not to pay taxes to
the Emperor Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king."
Then Pilate went into his courtroom, and sent for Jesus, and when
he looked at Jesus, he said, "Are you the King of the Jews? Your
own people have brought you to me. What have you done?"
Jesus said to him, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were of
this world, then those who serve me would fight to save me from my
enemies. But now my kingdom is not here."
Pilate said, "Are you a king, then?" Jesus answered him, "You have
spoken it. I am a king. For this was I born, and for this I came
into the world, that I might speak the truth of God to men."
"Truth," said Pilate, "What is truth?" Then, without waiting for an
answer, Pilate went out to the rulers and the crowd, and said, "I
find no evil in this man."
Pilate thought that Jesus was a harmless man, and he could see no
reason why the rulers and the people should be so bitter against
him. But they cried out all the more, saying, "He stirs up the
people everywhere, from Galilee even to this place." When Pilate
heard the word "Galilee", he asked if this man had come from that
land. They told him that he had; and then Pilate said, "Galilee and
its people are under the rule of Herod. He has come up to
Jerusalem, and I will send this man to him."
JESUS SENT TO HEROLD
So from Pilate's courtroom, Jesus was sent, still bound, to Herod's
palace. This was the Herod who had put John the Baptist in prison,
and had given his head to a dancing girl. Herod was very glad to
see Jesus, for he had heard many things about him; and he hoped to
see him do some wonderful thing. But Jesus would not work wonders
as a show, and when Herod asked him many questions, Jesus would not
speak a word. Herod would not judge Jesus, for he knew that Jesus
had done nothing wrong; so he and his soldiers mocked Jesus, and
dressed him in a gay robe, as though he were a make-believe king,
and sent him back to Pilate.
JESUS BEFORE PILATE A SECOND TIME
Pilate, much against his will, was compelled to decide either for
Jesus or against him. And just as Jesus was standing bound before
him a message came to Pilate from his wife, saying, "Do nothing
against that good man; for in this night I have suffered many
things in a dream on account of him."
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|Pilate said to the Jews, "You have
brought this man to me as one who is leading the people to evil;
and I have seen that there is no evil in him, nor has Herod. I will
order that he be beaten with rods, and then set free. For you know
that it is the custom to set a prisoner free at the time of the
feast." They set some prisoner free, as a sign of the joy at the
feast. And at that time there was in the prison a man named
Barabbas, who was a robber and a murderer. Pilate said to the
people, "Shall I set free Jesus, who is called the King of the
But the rulers went among the people and urged them to ask for
Barabbas to be set free. And the crowd cried out, "Not this man,
but Barabbas!" Then Pilate said, "What, then, shall I do with
Jesus?" And they all cried out, "Crucify him! Let him die on the
Pilate wished greatly
to spare the life of Jesus. To show how he felt, he sent for water,
and he washed his hands before all the people, saying, "My hands
are clean from the blood of this good man!' And they cried out,
"Let his blood be on us, and on our children after us! Crucify him!
Send him to the cross!"
Then Pilate, to please the people, gave them what they asked. He
set free Barabbas, the man of their choice, though he was a robber
and a murderer; but before giving way to the cry that he should
send Jesus to the cross, he tried once more to save his life. He
caused Jesus to be beaten until the blood came upon him, hoping
that this might satisfy the people. As Jesus was spoken of as a
king, the soldiers who beat Jesus made a crown of thorns, and put
it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, such as was worn
by kings, and bowing down before him they called out to him, "Hail,
King of the Jews!"
Then, hoping to awaken some pity for Jesus, Pilate brought him out
to the people, with the crown of thorns and the purple robe upon
him, and Pilate said, "Look on this man!" But again the cry arose,
"Crucify him! Send him to the cross!" And at last Pilate yielded to
the voice of the people. He sat down on the judgment seat, and gave
command that Jesus, whom he knew to be a good man, one who had done
nothing evil, should be put to death upon the cross.
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