But with one voice they shouted, "Away with this man! Give us Bar-Abba!"
(He was a man who had been thrown in prison for causing a riot in the city and for murder.) Pilat
appealed to them again, because he wanted to release Yeshua.
But they yelled, "Put him to death on the stake! Put him to death on the stake!
A third time he asked them, "But what has this man done wrong? I haven't found any reason to put him to death. So I'm going to have him flogged and set free."
But they went on yelling insistently, demanding that he be executed on the stake; and their shouting prevailed.
Pilate decided to grant their demand;
he released the man who had been thrown in prison for insurrection and murder, the one they had asked for; and Yeshua he surrendered to their will.