Matthew 27: 20-23. “But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let Him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath He done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let Him be crucified.”
What an ugly mob this has turned out to be!
Pilate knew in his heart the Jesus was not guilty of death, and he offered them Barabbas instead. But the chief priests and elders had been worming their way through the crowd, whispering, stirring up what I like to think of as the low-information voters. Their leaders were filling their empty heads with lies…
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