Luke 23:25

25 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.

Luke 23:25 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Luke 23:25 In-Context

23 But the mob shouted louder and louder, demanding that Jesus be crucified, and their voices prevailed.
24 So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded.
25 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.
26 As they led Jesus away, a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, happened to be coming in from the countryside. The soldiers seized him and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
27 A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women.