Luke 23:6
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New International Version
On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.

New Living Translation
"Oh, is he a Galilean?" Pilate asked.

English Standard Version
When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

Berean Study Bible
When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man was a Galilean.

Berean Literal Bible
And Pilate having heard, asked whether the man is a Galilean,

New American Standard Bible
When Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

King James Bible
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man was a Galilean.

International Standard Version
When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

NET Bible
Now when Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

New Heart English Bible
But when Pilate heard it, he asked if the man was a Galilean.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when Pilate heard the name of Galilee, he asked if the man were a Galilean.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Pilate heard that, he asked if the man was from Galilee.

New American Standard 1977
But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

King James 2000 Bible
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean.

American King James Version
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

American Standard Version
But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee?

Darby Bible Translation
But Pilate, having heard Galilee [named], demanded if the man were a Galilaean;

English Revised Version
But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

Webster's Bible Translation
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

Weymouth New Testament
On hearing this, Pilate inquired, "Is this man a Galilaean?"

World English Bible
But when Pilate heard Galilee mentioned, he asked if the man was a Galilean.

Young's Literal Translation
And Pilate having heard of Galilee, questioned if the man is a Galilean,
Study Bible
Jesus Before Herod
5But they kept insisting, “He stirs up the people all over Judea with His teaching. He began in Galilee and has come all the way here.” 6When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man was a Galilean. 7And learning that Jesus was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself was in Jerusalem at that time.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:69
Meanwhile, Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came up to him. "You were also with Jesus the Galilean," she said.

Luke 23:5
But they kept insisting, "He stirs up the people all over Judea with His teaching. He began in Galilee and has come all the way here."

Luke 23:7
And learning that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself was in Jerusalem at that time.
Treasury of Scripture

When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

a Galilean.

Luke 13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, …

Acts 5:37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, …

(6) When Pilate heard of Galilee.--The incident that follows is peculiar to St. Luke, and may have been obtained by him from Manaen or other persons connected with the Herodian household with whom he appears to have come in contact. (See Introduction.) It is obvious that Pilate catches at the word in the hope of shifting on another the responsibility of con demning One whom he believed to be innocent and had learnt to respect, while yet he had not the courage to acquit Him.

Verses 6, 7. - When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the Man were a Galilaean. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. Now, Pilate dreaded lest these Jews should make his clemency towards the Prisoner a ground of accusation against him at Rome. Pilate had enemies in the capital. His once powerful patron Sejanus had just fallen. His own past, too, he was well aware, would not bear examination; so, moved by his cowardly fears, he refrained from releasing Jesus in accordance with what his heart told him was just and right; and yet he could not bring himself to condemn One to whom he was drawn by an unknown feeling of reverence and respect. But hearing that Jesus was accused among other things of stirring up sedition in Galilee, he thought he would shift the responsibility of acquitting or condemning, on to the shoulders of Herod, in whose jurisdiction Galilee lay. Herod was in Jerusalem just then, because of the Passover Feast. His usual residence was Capernaum. When Pilate heard of Galilee,.... "The name of Galilee", as the Syriac and Persic versions read when that was mentioned,

he asked; the Ethiopic version says, the "Galilaeans"; some of which might be present, being come to the feast of the passover, and were very proper persons to inquire of:

whether the man were a Galilean; so Jesus was reputed to be: for though he was born at Bethlehem of Judah, he was brought up at Nazareth in Galilee, where he spent the greater part of his private life, and his public ministry was chiefly exercised in those parts; hence the Jews thought, that he came out of Galilee, and was a Galilean, John 7:41 and so he used to be called by Julian the apostate; and it seems, that the answer returned to Pilate was, that he was a Galilean; and so the Persic version adds, and they said, yes; for it follows, Lu 23:6-12. Jesus before Herod.

(See Mr 15:6.)23:6-12 Herod had heard many things of Jesus in Galilee, and out of curiosity longed to see him. The poorest beggar that asked a miracle for the relief of his necessity, was never denied; but this proud prince, who asked for a miracle only to gratify his curiosity, is refused. He might have seen Christ and his wondrous works in Galilee, and would not, therefore it is justly said, Now he would see them, and shall not. Herod sent Christ again to Pilate: the friendships of wicked men are often formed by union in wickedness. They agree in little, except in enmity to God, and contempt of Christ.
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