The Crowd Chooses Barabbas

Matthew 27

15 m Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. 16 And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called 1 Barabbas. 17 Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?" 18 For he knew that they had handed Him over because of n envy. 19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him." 20 o But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, p "Barabbas!" 22 Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!" 23 Then the governor said, q "Why, what evil has He done?" But they cried out all the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!"

  1. Cross References
    Mark 15:6 - 15
    Now at the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they requested.
    Luke 23:17 - 25
    (for it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).
    John 18:39
    "But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"
    John 19:16
    Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 21:38
    "But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'
    John 15:22 - 25
    If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
  3. Cross References
    Mark 15:11
    But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
    Luke 23:18
    And they all cried out at once, saying, "Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas" -
    John 18:40
    Then they all cried again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
    Acts 3:14
    But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 3:14
    But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 3:13
    The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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