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Luke 23:18

But they all cried out together, saying, "Away with this man! Release to us Barabbas!" --

John 18:40

Then they all shouted again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

Matthew 27:16

They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Matthew 27:17

When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?"

Matthew 27:20

Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Matthew 27:21

But the governor answered them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!"

Mark 15:7

There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should release Barabbas to them instead.

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Barabbas » A prisoner released by pilate

Matthew 27:16-26

They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?" For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up. read more.
While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him." Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. But the governor answered them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!" Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do to Jesus, who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let him be crucified!" But the governor said, "Why? What evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified!" So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it." All the people answered, "May his blood be on us, and on our children!" Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified.

Mark 15:7-15

There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder. The multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do as he always did for them. Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?" read more.
For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up. But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should release Barabbas to them instead. Pilate again asked them, "What then should I do to him whom you call the King of the Jews?" They cried out again, "Crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, "Crucify him!" Pilate, wishing to please the multitude, released Barabbas to them, and handed over Jesus, when he had flogged him, to be crucified.

Luke 23:18-25

But they all cried out together, saying, "Away with this man! Release to us Barabbas!" -- one who was thrown into prison for a certain revolt in the city, and for murder. Then Pilate spoke to them again, wanting to release Jesus, read more.
but they shouted, saying, "Crucify! Crucify him!" He said to them the third time, "Why? What evil has this man done? I have found no capital crime in him. I will therefore chastise him and release him." But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. Their voices and the voices of the chief priests prevailed. Pilate decreed that what they asked for should be done. He released him who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus up to their will.

John 18:40

Then they all shouted again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

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Mark 15:7

There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

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Mark 15:7

There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

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Mark 15:7

There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.