Because he wanted to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them. Then, 1 after he had Jesus flogged, 2 he handed him over 3 to be crucified.
Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
So Pilate, anxious to please the crowd, released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead–tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to crucify him.
Pilate gave the crowd what it wanted, set Barabbas free and turned Jesus over for whipping and crucifixion.
And Pilate, desiring to do what was pleasing to the people, let Barabbas go free, and gave up Jesus, when he had been whipped, to be put to death on the cross.
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.
So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him , to be crucified.
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when he had scourged
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1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
2 tn The Greek term φραγελλόω (fragellow) refers to flogging. BDAG 1064 s.v. states, “flog, scourge, a punishment inflicted on slaves and provincials after a sentence of death had been pronounced on them. So in the case of Jesus before the crucifixion…Mt 27:26; Mk 15:15.”
sn A Roman flogging (traditionally, “scourging”) was an excruciating punishment. The victim was stripped of his clothes and bound to a post with his hands fastened above him (or sometimes he was thrown to the ground). Guards standing on either side of the victim would incessantly beat him with a whip (flagellum) made out of leather with pieces of lead and bone inserted into its ends. While the Jews only allowed 39 lashes, the Romans had no such limit; many people who received such a beating died as a result. See C. Schneider, TDNT, 4:515-19.
3 tn Or “delivered him up.”