Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
For they sleep not, unless they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.
A heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to evil,
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.
Their feet are swift to shed blood:
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave;
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you testify in a dispute to follow after a crowd to pervert judgment:
Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in its broad places, if you can find a man, if there is any that executes justice, that seeks the truth; and I will pardon it.
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.