Pilate said to them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say to him, Let him be crucified.
remember a young man in New York city, whose father I knew. He was a great prodigal, and had broken his mother's heart, and brought her down to the grave in sorrow. Every night he was out carousing with boon companions. The father's heart was just broken too, and one night a few weeks after the mother's death the young man was just starting out; the old man said, "My son, I want one favour of you. I would like you to stay at home and spend one night with me." The young man said he did not want to stay, it was so gloomy. "But," said the father, "will you not stay and gratify your aged father? You know your conduct killed your poor mother. My boy, won't you say?" The old man pleaded with him, and just begged him to stay, but the boy said, "No, I am not going to stay at home." The old father put forth one more effort to save his prodigal boy, and he threw himself down before him in the hall. What did that boy do? He just leaped over the body, and went out to join his comrades. There is not one of you but would say, "That was an ungrateful wretch, not fit to live." Ah, sinner, what would you do with Christ in such a case? Why, many of you, I believe, if He were to throw Himself down before you and plead with you, you would step right over Him. And now, sinner, what will you do with Christ? Will you send back the insulting message that you do not want Christ to rule over. you. Oh, may God forbid it, and this very night may there be hundreds who shall receive Him.
(D. L. Moody).
Parallel VersesKJV: Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.