181But they all cried out together, 2"Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas"--
a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and 3for murder.
Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus,
but they kept shouting, "Crucify, crucify him!"
A third time he said to them, "Why, 4what evil has he done? 5I have found in him no guilt deserving death. 6I will therefore punish and release him."
But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted.
He released the man who had been thrown into prison 7for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, 8but he delivered Jesus over to their will.