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Barabbas or Jesus?

15 Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to release a prisoner for the crowd, anyone whom they wanted. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Jesus[a] Barabbas. 17 So after they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus[b] Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Messiah?”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:16 Other ancient authorities lack Jesus
  2. Matthew 27:17 Other ancient authorities lack Jesus
  3. Matthew 27:17 Or the Christ