Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 23:25
- Whom they asked for (on hitounto).
- Imperfect middle, for whom they had been asking for themselves. Luke repeats that Barabbas was in prison "for insurrection and murder."
- To their will (twi telhmati autwn).
- This is mob law by the judge who surrenders his own power and justice to the clamour of the crowd.