20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
22 For the third time, he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed?
I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will
have him punished and then release him.”
23 But with loud shouts, they insistently demanded that he be crucified,
and their shouts prevailed. 24 So Pilate decided
to grant their demand.