John 18:40
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New International Version
They shouted back, "No, not him! Give us Barabbas!" Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.

New Living Translation
But they shouted back, "No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!" (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)

English Standard Version
They cried out again, “Not this man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber.

New American Standard Bible
So they cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.

King James Bible
Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They shouted back, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.

International Standard Version
At this, they shouted out again, "Not this fellow, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.

NET Bible
Then they shouted back, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" (Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they all cried out when they were saying, “Not this one, but Barabba.” But this Barabba was a robber.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews shouted again, "Don't free this man! Free Barabbas!" (Barabbas was a political revolutionary.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they all cried again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

King James 2000 Bible
Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

American King James Version
Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

American Standard Version
They cried out therefore again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.)

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then cried they all again, saying: Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Darby Bible Translation
They cried therefore again all, saying, Not this [man], but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

English Revised Version
They cried out therefore again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they all cried again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Weymouth New Testament
With a roar of voices they again cried out, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

World English Bible
Then they all shouted again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

Young's Literal Translation
therefore they all cried out again, saying, 'Not this one -- but Barabbas;' and Barabbas was a robber.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:33-40 Art thou the King of the Jews? that King of the Jews who has been so long expected? Messiah the Prince; art thou he? Dost thou call thyself so, and wouldest thou be thought so? Christ answered this question with another; not for evasion, but that Pilate might consider what he did. He never took upon him any earthly power, never were any traitorous principles or practices laid to him. Christ gave an account of the nature of his kingdom. Its nature is not worldly; it is a kingdom within men, set up in their hearts and consciences; its riches spiritual, its power spiritual, and it glory within. Its supports are not worldly; its weapons are spiritual; it needed not, nor used, force to maintain and advance it, nor opposed any kingdom but that of sin and Satan. Its object and design are not worldly. When Christ said, I am the Truth, he said, in effect, I am a King. He conquers by the convincing evidence of truth; he rules by the commanding power of truth. The subjects of this kingdom are those that are of the truth. Pilate put a good question, he said, What is truth? When we search the Scriptures, and attend the ministry of the word, it must be with this inquiry, What is truth? and with this prayer, Lead me in thy truth; into all truth. But many put this question, who have not patience to preserve in their search after truth; or not humility enough to receive it. By this solemn declaration of Christ's innocence, it appears, that though the Lord Jesus was treated as the worst of evil-doers, he never deserved such treatment. But it unfolds the design of his death; that he died as a Sacrifice for our sins. Pilate was willing to please all sides; and was governed more by worldly wisdom than by the rules of justice. Sin is a robber, yet is foolishly chosen by many rather than Christ, who would truly enrich us. Let us endeavour to make our accusers ashamed as Christ did; and let us beware of crucifying Christ afresh.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then cried they all again,.... For it seems that Pilate had made this proposal once before, and that this was the second time, though not mentioned; yet some copies, and the Syriac, Arabic, Persic, and Ethiopic versions, leave out the word "again": they all, priests and people, in a very clamorous manner, cried out as one man, with one united voice, all at once;

saying, not this man, but Barabbas; now Barabbas was a robber; who was an emblem of God's elect in a state of nature, released and set free when Christ was condemned. These, as he, many of them at least, are notorious sinners, the chief of sinners, robbers and murderers; who have robbed God of his glory, and destroyed themselves; are prisoners, concluded in sin and unbelief, and shut up in the law, and in a pit, wherein is no water, in their natural state; and were, as this man, worthy of death, and by nature children of wrath; and yet children of God by adopting grace, as his name Bar Abba signifies, "the son of the father": these, though such criminals, and so deserving of punishment, were let go free, when Christ was taken, condemned, and died; and which was according to the wise and secret counsel of Jehovah, and is a large discovery of divine grace; and what lays those who are released under the greatest obligations to live to him, who suffered for them, in their room and stead.



John 18:40 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Before Pilate
39"But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release for you the King of the Jews?" 40So they cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.
Cross References
Matthew 26:55
In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.

Acts 3:14
You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
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Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

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