And he released unto them, him
Barabbas, who is not named, as being a detestable person, and unworthy to be named; and is therefore described by the infamous, though just character of him, as follows:
that for sedition and murder was cast into prison,
as in ( Luke 23:19 )
whom they had desired;
to be granted to them, and released; see ( Acts 3:14 )
but he delivered Jesus to their will;
to do as they would with him, to mock, and scourge, and crucify him.