15 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the lawd and the whole Sanhedrin,e made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.f
2 “Are you the king of the Jews?”g asked Pilate.
“You have said so,” Jesus replied.
5 But Jesus still made no reply,h and Pilate was amazed.
6 Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”i asked Pilate, 10 knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbasj instead.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged,k and handed him over to be crucified.