Taking the Place of Barabbas(A)

15 (B)Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. 16 And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called [a]Barabbas. 17 Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that they had handed Him over because of (C)envy.

19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.”

20 (D)But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?”

They said, (E)“Barabbas!”

22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”

23 Then the governor said, (F)“Why, what evil has He done?”

But they cried out all the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified!”

24 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a [b]tumult was rising, he (G)took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this [c]just Person. You see to it.

25 And all the people answered and said, (H)“His blood be on us and on our children.”

26 Then he released Barabbas to them; and when (I)he had [d]scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.

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  1. Matthew 27:16 NU Jesus Barabbas
  2. Matthew 27:24 an uproar
  3. Matthew 27:24 NU omits just
  4. Matthew 27:26 flogged with a Roman scourge

17 (A)(for[a] it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).

18 And (B)they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 who had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made in the city, and for murder.

20 Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them. 21 But they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”

22 Then he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go.”

23 But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men [b]and of the chief priests prevailed. 24 So (C)Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested. 25 (D)And he released [c]to them the one they requested, who for rebellion and murder had been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 23:17 NU omits v. 17.
  2. Luke 23:23 NU omits and of the chief priests
  3. Luke 23:25 NU, M omit to them

Taking the Place of Barabbas(A)

39 (B)“But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”

40 (C)Then they all cried again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” (D)Now Barabbas was a robber.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus(E)

19 So then (F)Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. [a]Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they (G)struck Him with their hands.

Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, (H)that you may know that I find no fault in Him.”

Pilate’s Decision

Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!”

(I)Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!

Pilate said to them, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him.”

The Jews answered him, (J)“We have a law, and according to [b]our law He ought to die, because (K)He made Himself the Son of God.”

Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid, and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” (L)But Jesus gave him no answer.

10 Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have [c]power to crucify You, and power to release You?”

11 Jesus answered, (M)“You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore (N)the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

12 From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. (O)Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.”

13 (P)When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 Now (Q)it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”

15 But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!”

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”

The chief priests answered, (R)“We have no king but Caesar!”

16 (S)Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus [d]and led Him away.

Footnotes

  1. John 19:3 NU And they came up to Him and said
  2. John 19:7 NU the law
  3. John 19:10 authority
  4. John 19:16 NU omits and led Him away