Bible: Mark 15:6-15

Jesus and Barabbas

15:6 During the feast it was customary to release one prisoner to the people, 1  whomever they requested. 15:7 A man named Barabbas was imprisoned with rebels who had committed murder during an insurrection. 15:8 Then the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to release a prisoner for them, as was his custom. 2  15:9 So Pilate asked them, 3 Do you want me to release the king of the Jews for you? 15:10 (For he knew that the chief priests had handed him over because of envy.) 4  15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release 5  Barabbas instead. 15:12 So Pilate spoke to them again, 6 Then what do you want me to do 7  with the one you call king of the Jews? 15:13 They shouted back, “Crucify 8  him! 15:14 Pilate asked them, “Why? What has he done wrong?” But they shouted more insistently, “Crucify him! 15:15 Because he wanted to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them. Then, 9  after he had Jesus flogged, 10  he handed him over 11  to be crucified.

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