Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If we leave him alone like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."
Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people.
At this, Pilate was seeking to release him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you release this man, you aren't Caesar's friend! Everyone who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar!"
He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,
Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned.