The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

158. Pilate Surrenders to the Jews

        12Upon this Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend.”
        13When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement. 14Now it was the day of preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour.a He said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”
        15They cried out, “Away with him, crucify him!”
        Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”
        The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”
        23They were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 24So Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be granted. 25He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
        24So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves.”
        25And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”
        (Jn. 19:12–15; Lk. 23:23–25; Mt. 27:24–25)

a   “the sixth hour”—6 AM (Master Study Bible, p. 1114)

Jn. 19:13  Pavement. / Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha. (RSV)
Jn. 19:15  They / But they (RSV)
Lk. 23:23  him, crucify / him, away with him, crucify (RSV)   (185:7–8/1996)

159. The Death of Judas

        3When Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, 4saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.”
        They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”
        5And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.
        (Mt. 27:3–5)

Mt. 27:3 that Jesus was / that he was (RSV)   (186:1/1998)