Matthew 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.

from Holy Bible (KJV) (Ft. Jesus) – Matthew 27 on Rap Genius

Meaning

Pilate looks for absolution through washing his hands. This image has been alluded to in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and also on Kanye West’s “Never Let Me Down”

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