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"His Blood Be On Us And Our Children"
After being tortured and abused through the night by the hypocrite high priest and his gang of Satanic thugs (see The High Priest's Deal With The Devil), the Messiah (see Israelite Monarchy - The Messiah) was sent to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor.
"27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
"Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children"
The land of Judea was then under Roman military occupation (see Ancient Empires - Rome). The people of Judah at that time had no real political or legal power of their own. They therefore sent Jesus Christ to the Roman governor in order to obtain an execution decree from him. At that point, Jesus could have been set free - and would have been if Pilate left the "politics" out of his decision.
"27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews?
The Roman governor was used to accused people begging and groveling before him, but the Messiah stood there with the Grace and Majesty of the Absolute King that He was. All of His accusers and the entire Roman Empire had no power over Him. The Christ was permitting it all to happen; they were, in fact, in far greater danger from Him than He was from them i.e. "26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?" (Matthew 26:53-54 KJV).
"27:12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
In a parallel to the Day of Atonement "scapegoat," Barabbas was released while the innocent one was sent to slaughter. Christ's accusers, and Pilate himself, knew that He was innocent
"27:15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
Her name is not recorded in the Scriptures, but it seems that Pilate's wife may have been experiencing her time of calling to repentance. She too knew that the Son of God was innocent, but her means of knowing wasn't from religious hypocrisy or politics.
"27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him." (Matthew 27:19 KJV)
Perhaps then mostly to appease his wife, Pilate again attempted to have the Christ released. Pilate even publicly and officially declared Him innocent. But the frenzied mob wasn't listening.
"27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
The verse "Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children," shown below, has been misused by anti-Jew bigots for centuries as their excuse to "blame" the Jews for Christ's Sacrifice (although the people who spoke it, in their reckless frenzy of the moment, seem to have meant it just as it was spoken, apparently thinking that it would be a credit to them for killing someone who they viewed as an enemy of their people). But they ignore (from which comes the word "ignorant") that Christ Himself was a Jew - Who came to be Sacrificed at that very time, at that very Passover. It was the LORD's Will for it to happen - and no one has the right to say that the LORD's Will is wrong.
As well, the LORD does not punish, or reward, children for what their parents do e.g. "24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin" (Deuteronomy 24:16 KJV) and "18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him" (Ezekiel 18:20 KJV). The blood that will be "on" them and their children (and on all other humans that have ever lived) is the blood of the Lamb of God, for the forgiveness of their sins, if they repent when their time is due (see the Fact Finder question below). The man who later became the Christian apostle Paul, a Jew who persecuted Christ and Christians to their deaths before his conversion, was among that group (directly or indirectly, see Was Paul Among Them?) who answered "His blood be on us" - and yet he was forgiven after he woke up and repented.
"27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.