At that time they had in custody a notorious prisoner named Jesus
Then they shouted back,
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release
But they all shouted out together,
Then he released Barabbas for them. But after he had Jesus flogged,
A man named Barabbas was imprisoned with rebels who had committed murder during an insurrection.
So after they had assembled, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed.
Because he wanted to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them. Then,
even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose in election