Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our
place and our nation.”
Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that
it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people.
As a result of this Pilate
made efforts to release Him, but the Jews cried out saying, “ If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone who makes himself out to be a king opposes Caesar.”
and He said to them,
“ Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,
And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “
Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just.