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Mark 15:6-15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Jesus or Barabbas

At the festival Pilate used to release for the people a prisoner whom they requested. There was one named Barabbas, who was in prison with rebels who had committed murder during the rebellion. The crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do for them as was his custom. Pilate answered them, “Do you want me to release the King of the Jews for you?” 10 For he knew it was because of envy that the chief priests had handed him over. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd so that he would release Barabbas to them instead. 12 Pilate asked them again, “Then what do you want me to do with the one you call the King of the Jews?”

13 Again they shouted, “Crucify him!”

14 Pilate said to them, “Why? What has he done wrong?”

But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him!”

15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them; and after having Jesus flogged, he handed him over to be crucified.

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Luke 23:16-25 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

16 Therefore, I will have him whipped[a] and then release him.”[b]

18 Then they all cried out together, “Take this man away! Release Barabbas to us!” 19 (He had been thrown into prison for a rebellion that had taken place in the city, and for murder.)

20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate addressed them again, 21 but they kept shouting, “Crucify! Crucify him!”

22 A third time he said to them, “Why? What has this man done wrong? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore, I will have him whipped and then release him.”

23 But they kept up the pressure, demanding with loud voices that he be crucified, and their voices[c] won out. 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand 25 and released the one they were asking for, who had been thrown into prison for rebellion and murder. But he handed Jesus over to their will.

Footnotes:

  1. 23:16 Gk paideuo; to discipline or “teach a lesson”
  2. 23:16 Some mss include v. 17: For according to the festival he had to release someone to them.
  3. 23:23 Other mss add and those of the chief priests
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John 18:39-40 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

39 You have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So, do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”

40 They shouted back, “Not this man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 18:40 Or robber; see Jn 10:1,8 for the same Gk word used here
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John 19:16 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

16 Then he handed him over to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

Then they took Jesus away.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 19:16 Other mss add and led him out
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