Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
saying, "I have sinned by delivering up an innocent man to die." But they replied, "What is that to us? It is your affair!"
Then Pilate said to the leading priests and to the crowds [that had gathered], "I do not find anything wrong with this man."
Pilate replied to Him, "What is truth?" After saying this, Pilate again went outside to the Jews and said to them, "I do not find him guilty of any crime.
Then, when the leading priests and the [Temple] guards saw Him, they shouted out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate responded by saying, "Take him yourselves and crucify him, because I do not find him guilty of any crime."
For Jesus was a very suitable head priest for us [i.e., He meets our needs very well], because He was holy, innocent, without [moral] corruption, separated from sinners and [exalted] above the heavens.
1 Peter 1:19
but with [the] precious blood of Christ, who represents an unblemished lamb, without defect.
And he said, "Why [should he be]? What wrong has he done?" But they shouted out even louder, "Let him be crucified!"
But the people loudly demanded that Jesus be crucified. And their shouting won out.
After [hearing] this, Pilate tried to release Jesus, but the Jews shouted out, "If you release this man, you are no friend of Caesar's. Everyone who claims to be a king [i.e., as they had accused Jesus of doing. See 18:37] is in opposition to Caesar."
Now when the Council members heard these things they were enraged and ground their teeth at him.
But when the crowd realized that he was a Jew, they all joined together for about two hours shouting, "Great is [the goddess] Artemis, of the Ephesians."
The people had listened to Paul speaking up to this point [i.e., until he said the word "Gentiles"], then they raised their voices and shouted, "Do away with such a person from the earth; it is not right for him to live."