27:4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!” But they said, “What is that to us? You take care of it yourself!”
27:19 As 1 he was sitting on the judgment seat, 2 his wife sent a message 3 to him: 4 “Have nothing to do with that innocent man; 5 I have suffered greatly as a result of a dream 6 about him today.”
27:23 He asked, “Why? What wrong has he done?” But they shouted more insistently, “Crucify him!”
27:24 When 7 Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but that instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. You take care of it yourselves!” 8
1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 tn Or “the judge’s seat.”
sn The judgment seat (βῆμα, bhma) was a raised platform mounted by steps and usually furnished with a seat. It was used by officials in addressing an assembly or making official pronouncements, often of a judicial nature.
3 tn The word “message” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. Direct objects were frequently omitted in Greek when clear from the context.
4 tn Grk “saying.” The participle λέγουσα (legousa) is redundant here in contemporary English and has not been translated.
5 tn The Greek particle γάρ (gar, “for”) has not been translated here.
6 tn Or “suffered greatly in a dream.” See the discussion on the construction κατ᾿ ὄναρ (kat’ onar) in BDAG 710 s.v. ὄναρ.
7 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.