New International Version
A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
King James Bible
And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
Darby Bible Translation
Now there was the [person] named Barabbas bound with those who had made insurrection with [him], [and] that had committed murder in the insurrection.
World English Bible
There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.
Young's Literal Translation
and there was one named Barabbas, bound with those making insurrection with him, who had in the insurrection committed murder.
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Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
(Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)
He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
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