Matthew 27:22
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New International Version
"What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"

New Living Translation
Pilate responded, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" They shouted back, "Crucify him!"

English Standard Version
Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”

Berean Study Bible
"What then should I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify Him!"

Berean Literal Bible
Pilate says to them, "What then should I do with Jesus, who is called Christ?" They all say, "Let Him be crucified."

New American Standard Bible
Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said, "Crucify Him!"

King James Bible
Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pilate asked them, "What should I do then with Jesus, who is called Messiah?" They all answered, "Crucify Him!"

International Standard Version
Pilate asked them, "Then what should I do with Jesus, who is called the Messiah?" They all said, "Let him be crucified!"

NET Bible
Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Christ?" They all said, "Crucify him!"

New Heart English Bible
Pilate said to them, "What then should I do with Jesus, who is called Messiah?" They all said, "Let him be crucified."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Pilate said to them, “And Yeshua, who is called The Messiah, what shall I do to him?” And all of them were saying, “Let him be crucified.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pilate asked them, "Then what should I do with Jesus, who is called Christ?" "He should be crucified!" they all said.

New American Standard 1977
Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let Him be crucified!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pilate said unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus who is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

King James 2000 Bible
Pilate said unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said unto him, Let him be crucified.

American King James Version
Pilate said to them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say to him, Let him be crucified.

American Standard Version
Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.

Darby Bible Translation
Pilate says to them, What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified.

English Revised Version
Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus which is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pilate saith to them, What shall I do then with Jesus, who is called Christ? They all say to him, Let him be crucified.

Weymouth New Testament
"What then," said Pilate, "shall I do with Jesus, the so-called Christ?" With one voice they shouted, "Let him be crucified!"

World English Bible
Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do to Jesus, who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let him be crucified!"

Young's Literal Translation
Pilate saith to them, 'What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?' They all say to him, 'Let be crucified!'
Study Bible
The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
21“Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor. “Barabbas,” they replied. 22“What then should I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify Him!” 23“Why?” asked Pilate. “What has He done wrong?” But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify Him!”…
Cross References
Matthew 1:16
and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

Matthew 27:17
So when the crowd had assembled, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"

Matthew 27:21
"Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they replied.

Matthew 27:23
"Why?" asked Pilate. "What has He done wrong?" But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify Him!"

John 4:25
The woman said, "I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us."

Acts 13:28
And though they found no ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have Him executed.
Treasury of Scripture

Pilate said to them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say to him, Let him be crucified.

What.

Matthew 27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, …

Job 31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! …

Psalm 22:8,9 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver …

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Isaiah 53:2,3 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root …

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

Mark 14:55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against …

Mark 15:12-14 And Pilate answered and said again to them, What will you then that …

Luke 23:20-24 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spoke again to them…

John 19:14,15 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: …

Acts 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this …

(22) Let him be crucified.--It may be noted that this was the first direct intimation of the mode of death to which the priests destined their prisoner. It was implied, indeed, in their fixed resolve to make the Roman governor the executioner of their sentence, as shown in the dialogue recorded by St. John (John 18:31); but now the cry came from the multitude, as the result, we may believe, of the promptings described in Matthew 27:20, "Crucify Him!"--punish Him as the robber and the rebel are punished.

Verse 22. - It was with disappointment and indignation that Pilate heard the rabble's decision. He could not refuse to release the robber and murderer; but he still entertained some hope of a better feeling in the crowd which would allow him to acquit Jesus. What shall I do then with Jesus? Τί οϋν ποιήσω Ἰησοῦν; What then shall I do to Jesus? As you demand the release of Barabbas, what am I to do with the other prisoner? He dared not act boldly, as his conscience and the justice of the ease dictated; if the popular voice was not with him, he would take no open step. He added, which is called Christ, or, according to Mark, "whom ye call the King of the Jews," in scorn of the title itself, and of the fickleness which honoured him one day and now clamored for his destruction. Let him be crucified! They have their dreadful answer ready. He is a political offender; he is a mover of sedition against the Roman supremacy; let him meet the punishment to which Rome dooms her lowest criminals and runagates. This was the death which Christ had foretold for himself (ch. 20:19), the most painful, barbarous, and ignominious punishment which the cruelty of man ever invented. 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 (o); 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.

(o) Lipsius de Cruce, l. 1. c. 12, 13. 27:11-25 Having no malice against Jesus, Pilate urged him to clear himself, and laboured to get him discharged. The message from his wife was a warning. God has many ways of giving checks to sinners, in their sinful pursuits, and it is a great mercy to have such checks from Providence, from faithful friends, and from our own consciences. O do not this abominable thing which the Lord hates! is what we may hear said to us, when we are entering into temptation, if we will but regard it. Being overruled by the priests, the people made choice of Barabbas. Multitudes who choose the world, rather than God, for their ruler and portion, thus choose their own delusions. The Jews were so bent upon the death of Christ, that Pilate thought it would be dangerous to refuse. And this struggle shows the power of conscience even on the worst men. Yet all was so ordered to make it evident that Christ suffered for no fault of his own, but for the sins of his people. How vain for Pilate to expect to free himself from the guilt of the innocent blood of a righteous person, whom he was by his office bound to protect! The Jews' curse upon themselves has been awfully answered in the sufferings of their nation. None could bear the sin of others, except Him that had no sin of his own to answer for. And are we not all concerned? Is not Barabbas preferred to Jesus, when sinners reject salvation that they may retain their darling sins, which rob God of his glory, and murder their souls? The blood of Christ is now upon us for good, through mercy, by the Jews' rejection of it. O let us flee to it for refuge!
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