And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.