Tried before Pilate
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Now at [that] feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. (27:15)

And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. (27:16)

Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? (27:17)

For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. (27:18)

When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. (27:19)

But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. (27:20)

The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. (27:21)

Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? [They] all say unto him, Let him be crucified. (27:22)

And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. (27:23)

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but [that] rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed [his] hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye [to it]. (27:24)

Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children. (27:25)

Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered [him] to be crucified. (27:26)


Now at [that] feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. (15:6)

And there was [one] named Barabbas, [which lay] bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. (15:7)

And the multitude crying aloud began to desire [him to do] as he had ever done unto them. (15:8)

But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? (15:9)

For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. (15:10)

But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. (15:11)

And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do [unto him] whom ye call the King of the Jews? (15:12)

And they cried out again, Crucify him. (15:13)

Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. (15:14)

And [so] Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged [him], to be crucified. (15:15)


And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, (23:13)

Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined [him] before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: (23:14)

No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. (23:15)

I will therefore chastise him, and release [him]. (23:16)

(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) (23:17)

And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this [man], and release unto us Barabbas: (23:18)

(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) (23:19)

Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. (23:20)

But they cried, saying, Crucify [him], crucify him. (23:21)

And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let [him] go. (23:22)

And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. (23:23)

And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. (23:24)

And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. (23:25)


But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? (18:39)

Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. (18:40)

Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged [him]. (19:1)

And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put [it] on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, (19:2)

And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. (19:3)

Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. (19:4)

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And [Pilate] saith unto them, Behold the man! (19:5)

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify [him], crucify [him]. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify [him]: for I find no fault in him. (19:6)

The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. (19:7)

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; (19:8)

And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. (19:9)

Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? (19:10)

Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power [at all] against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. (19:11)

And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. (19:12)

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. (19:13)

And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! (19:14)

But they cried out, Away with [him], away with [him], crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. (19:15)

Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led [him] away. (19:16)

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