The high priest tore his robes in mock horror and exclaimed, “He has blasphemed! What further need have we of witnesses or evidence? What do you think?”
They answered, “He deserves to be put to death.”
“Whom do you want me to set free for you? Barabbas, or Jesus?
“Then what shall I do with Jesus?” Pilate asked.
“Crucify Him!” the crowd shouted.
“Why, what has He done that is evil?”
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify Him!”
“I am innocent of this righteous Man’s blood; see to that yourselves,” he said
“Let His blood be on us and on our children!” the mob shouted.