Matthew 27:16
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New International Version
At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas.

New Living Translation
This year there was a notorious prisoner, a man named Barabbas.

English Standard Version
And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.

Berean Study Bible
At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner named Barabbas.

Berean Literal Bible
And at that time they were holding a notable prisoner called Barabbas.

New American Standard Bible
At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

King James Bible
And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.

International Standard Version
At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner named Barabbas.

NET Bible
At that time they had in custody a notorious prisoner named Jesus Barabbas.

New Heart English Bible
They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But one of their prisoners was a notable prisoner called Barabba.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time there was a well-known prisoner by the name of Barabbas.

New American Standard 1977
And they were holding at that time a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

King James 2000 Bible
And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

American King James Version
And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

American Standard Version
And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he had then a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas.

Darby Bible Translation
And they had then a notable prisoner, named Barabbas.

English Revised Version
And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Weymouth New Testament
and at this time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.

World English Bible
They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Young's Literal Translation
and they had then a noted prisoner, called Barabbas,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:11-25 Having no malice against Jesus, Pilate urged him to clear himself, and laboured to get him discharged. The message from his wife was a warning. God has many ways of giving checks to sinners, in their sinful pursuits, and it is a great mercy to have such checks from Providence, from faithful friends, and from our own consciences. O do not this abominable thing which the Lord hates! is what we may hear said to us, when we are entering into temptation, if we will but regard it. Being overruled by the priests, the people made choice of Barabbas. Multitudes who choose the world, rather than God, for their ruler and portion, thus choose their own delusions. The Jews were so bent upon the death of Christ, that Pilate thought it would be dangerous to refuse. And this struggle shows the power of conscience even on the worst men. Yet all was so ordered to make it evident that Christ suffered for no fault of his own, but for the sins of his people. How vain for Pilate to expect to free himself from the guilt of the innocent blood of a righteous person, whom he was by his office bound to protect! The Jews' curse upon themselves has been awfully answered in the sufferings of their nation. None could bear the sin of others, except Him that had no sin of his own to answer for. And are we not all concerned? Is not Barabbas preferred to Jesus, when sinners reject salvation that they may retain their darling sins, which rob God of his glory, and murder their souls? The blood of Christ is now upon us for good, through mercy, by the Jews' rejection of it. O let us flee to it for refuge!
Study Bible
The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
15Now it was the governor’s custom at the feast to release to the crowd a prisoner of their choosing. 16At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner named Barabbas. 17So when the crowd had assembled, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”…
Cross References
Matthew 27:15
Now it was the governor's custom at the feast to release to the crowd a prisoner of their choosing.

Matthew 27:17
So when the crowd had assembled, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"

Romans 16:7
Greet Andronicus and Junias, my fellow countrymen and fellow prisoners. They are distinguished among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.
Treasury of Scripture

And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

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Mark 15:7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that …

Luke 23:18,19,25 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release …

John 18:40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now …

Acts 3:14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer …

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things …

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