They crucified (estaurwsan). The soldiers just as in Acts 22:24 ; the scourging of Paul was to be done by the soldiers. And Jesus in the midst (meson de ton Ihsoun). Predicate adjective meson. A robber (lhsth, not a thief, klepth) was on each side of Jesus ( Mark 15:27 ; Matthew 27:38 ) like Barabbas ( John 18:40 ) and probably members of his band, malefactors (kakourgoi) Luke terms them ( Luke 23:32 ).