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23:4 no fault. It is noteworthy that the governor who condemned Jesus to die acknowledged that He was not guilty of the false charges (Luke 23:2) that had been lodged against Him. Pilate knew that Jesus’ accusers were lying, but for political reasons condemned Him anyway. Pilate probably said more than he knew when he was led (possibly by the Holy Spirit) to pronounce that “there is no fault in Him.” Not only had Jesus committed no political crime, He had never committed any kind of sin at all. If any man ever deserved not to die, it was he!

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