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Early in the morning, Jesus is handed over to Pilate (the Roman leader in the area at the time) and put on trial yet again. Just as the last time, Jesus is accused of many things, but He remains silent except on the matter of if He is the king of the Jews. Following customs, a prisoner picked by the crowd is offered to be released. The crowd is asked if they would like to release a prisoner named Barabbas, or Jesus, king of the Jews. Barabbas is chosen to go free, and Jesus takes his place as the substitute as the crowd shouts, "Crucify him!"
Jesus doesn't only take the place of one man, He actually took the place for every sin ever committed. Jesus, the only perfect one, took the place for you and me, so our identity is no longer found in sin but in Him.