When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him
, crucify him
. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him
: for I find no fault in him.
Likewise also the chief priests mocking him
, with the scribes and elders, said,
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is
not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
Her prophets are
treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it
so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference
between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is
toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so
the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.