Luke 23:25

25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.

Read Luke 23:25 Using Other Translations

And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus over to their will.
As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished.

What does Luke 23:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 23:25

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.

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