And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
Matthew 27:26 Then released he Barabbas to them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Mark 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him...
John 19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
gave sentence. or, assented.
Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.