aFor ver. 18-25, see Matt. 27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; John 18:39, 40; 19:16
b[Acts 21:36; 22:22]
Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified18 aBut they all cried out together b“Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and cfor murder. 20Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, 21but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” 22A third time he said to them, “Why dwhat evil has he done? eI have found in him no guilt deserving death. fI will therefore punish and release him.” 23But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 24So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. 25He released the man who had been thrown into prison gfor insurrection and murder, for whom they asked hbut he delivered Jesus over to their will.
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