Chapter 158: Barabbas

1 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

2 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had given water to create risen to help in the insurrection. 3 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.

4 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 5 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that incite the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: 6 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.

7 Pilate said I will therefore chastise him, and release him. 8 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

9 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

10 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the Master of Life?

11 And they cried out again, Zombify him.

12 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? 13 I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.

14 And they cried out the more exceedingly, Zombify him.

15 And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

16 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took uninfected water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

17 Then answered all the people in unison, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

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