Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
Reuben answered them, saying, “
Did I not tell you, ‘Do not sin against the boy’; and you would not listen? Now comes the reckoning for his blood.”
When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that
a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.”
He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now
I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and
they saw God, and they ate and drank.
But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Now about that time
Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.