Release of Barabbas

Herod and Pilate


Matthew 27:16-28
16 Now at the feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.

17 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

18 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

19 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

20 When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered many things this day in a vision because of him.

21 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

22 And the governor said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

23 Pilate said unto them, What shall I do with Jesus, which is called Christ?

24 And all said unto him, Let him be crucified.

25 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

26 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but rather that a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see that ye do nothing unto him.

27 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood come upon us and our children.

28 Then released he Barabbas unto them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.


Mark 15:8-18
8 Now it was common at the feast, for Pilate to release unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

9 And there was a man named Barabbas, bound with them who had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

10 And the multitude, crying aloud, began to desire him to deliver Jesus unto them.

11 But Pilate answered unto them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

12 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

13 But the chief priests moved the people that he should rather release Barabbas unto them, as he had before done unto them.

14 And Pilate spake again and said unto them, What will ye then that I shall do with him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

15 And they cried out again, Deliver him unto us to be crucified. Away with him. Crucify him.

16 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done?

17 But they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

18 And now Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.


Luke 23:17-25
17 And Jesus answering, said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?


18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.


19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.


20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them, and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation;


21 Neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, Lo, there! For, behold, the kingdom of God has already come unto you.


22 And he said unto his disciples, The days will come, when they will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and they shall not see it.


23 And if they shall say to you, See here! or, See there! Go not after them, nor follow them.


24 For as the light of the morning, that shineth out of the one part under heaven, and lighteneth to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of Man be in his day.


25 But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.


John 18:39-40
39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover; will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.