But they kept shouting, “Crucify Him!” all the more. o
24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, p but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. q See to it yourselves!” r
27:22 * “Him—be crucified!”
27:24 * that it availed nothing
27:24 Other * read this righteous man’s blood
27:26 Roman flogging was done with a whip made of leather strips embedded with pieces of bone or metal that brutally tore the flesh.