New Living Translation
"Why?" Pilate demanded. "What crime has he committed?" But the mob roared even louder, "Crucify him!"
King James Bible
And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
Darby Bible Translation
And the governor said, What evil then has he done? But they cried more than ever, saying, Let him be crucified.
World English Bible
But the governor said, "Why? What evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified!"
Young's Literal Translation
And the governor said, 'Why, what evil did he?' and they were crying out the more, saying, 'Let be crucified.'
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"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani."--ST. MATT. XXVII. 46; ST. MARK XV. 34. There are three peculiar and distinguishing features of this fourth word which our Saviour uttered from His Cross. 1. It is the only one of the Seven which finds a place in the earliest record of our Lord's life, contained in the matter common to St. Matthew and St. Mark. 2. It is the only one which has been preserved to us in the original Aramaic, in the very syllables which were formed by the lips of Christ. 3. It is the …
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis
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1 Samuel 20:32
"But why should he be put to death?" Jonathan asked his father. "What has he done?"
Pilate responded, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" They shouted back, "Crucify him!"
Pilate saw that he wasn't getting anywhere and that a riot was developing. So he sent for a bowl of water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. The responsibility is yours!"
Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, "I find nothing wrong with this man!"
They found no legal reason to execute him, but they asked Pilate to have him killed anyway.
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