When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but that instead a riot was breaking out, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "You shall bear the responsibility."
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 21:6
Then all the elders of the city nearest the victim shall wash their hands by the stream over the heifer whose neck has been broken,
"But not during the feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
"I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What is that to us?" they replied. "You bear the responsibility."
While Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered terribly in a dream today because of Him."
"Why?" asked Pilate. "What has He done wrong?" But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify Him!"
Chapter Outline1. Jesus is delivered bound to Pilate.
3. Judas hangs himself.
19. Pilate, admonished of his wife,
20. and being urged by the multitude, washes his hands, and releases Barabbas.
27. Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns;
50. dies, and is buried;
62. his tomb is sealed and watched.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Deuteronomy 21:6, 7
Job 9:30, 31
Jeremiah 2:27, 35
Matthew 27:4, 9, 54
2 Corinthians 5:21
1 Peter 3:18
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