Matthew 27:24
Good News Translation
When Pilate saw that it was no use to go on, but that a riot might break out, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, "I am not responsible for the death of this man! This is your doing!"

Contemporary English Version
Pilate saw that there was nothing he could do and that the people were starting to riot. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of them and said, "I won't have anything to do with killing this man. You are the ones doing it!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.

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And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.

and washed.

Deuteronomy 21:6,7 And the ancients of that city shall come to the person slain, and shall wash their hands over the heifer that was killed in the valley, . . .

Job 9:30,31 If I be washed, as it were, with snow waters, and my hands shall shine ever so clean: . . .

Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord:

Jeremiah 2:27,35 Saying to a stock: Thou art my father: and to a stone: Thou hast begotten me: they have turned their back to me, and not their face: and in the time of their affliction they will say: Arise, and deliver us. . . .

just.

Matthew 27:4,9,54 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it. . . .

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

Acts 3:14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just: and desired a murderer to be granted unto you.

2 Corinthians 5:21 Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him.

1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit,

Context
Pilate Washes his Hands
23The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified. 24And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it. 25And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and upon our children.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:6
And the ancients of that city shall come to the person slain, and shall wash their hands over the heifer that was killed in the valley,

Matthew 26:5
But they said: Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult among the people.

Matthew 27:4
Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it.

Matthew 27:19
And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to 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.

Matthew 27:23
The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.

Additional Translations
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 bear the responsibility.”

And Pilate having seen that it availed nothing, but rather a riot is arising, having taken water, washed the hands before the crowd, saying, "I am guiltless of the blood of this man. For yourselves you will see."

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 you to it.

So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see ye to it .

And Pilate, seeing that it availed nothing, but that rather a tumult was arising, having taken water, washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am guiltless of the blood of this righteous one: see ye [to it].

So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man: see ye to it.

When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, 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.

So when he saw that he could gain nothing, but that on the contrary there was a riot threatening, he called for water and washed his hands in sight of them all, saying, "I am not responsible for this murder: you must answer for it."

So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it."

And Pilate having seen that it profiteth nothing, but rather a tumult is made, having taken water, he did wash the hands before the multitude, saying, 'I am innocent from the blood of this righteous one; ye -- ye shall see;'
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