27:17 So after they had assembled, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Christ?”
27:18 (For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy.)
27:19 As he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent a message to him: “Have nothing to do with that innocent man; I have suffered greatly as a result of a dream about him today.”
27:20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed.
27:21 The governor asked them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas!”