But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who you arethe Holy One of God!"
For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered,
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit;
a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.
Then he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth.
You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.
My little children, I write this to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 'These are the words of him who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens:
And with the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead.
And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God.
because you will not abandon my soul to hades, nor let your Holy One see decay.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.