Matthew 27:18
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New International Version
For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.

New Living Translation
(He knew very well that the religious leaders had arrested Jesus out of envy.)

English Standard Version
For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.

Berean Study Bible
For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over.

Berean Literal Bible
For he knew that they had delivered Him up through envy.

New American Standard Bible
For he knew that because of envy they had handed Him over.

King James Bible
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he knew they had handed Him over because of envy.

International Standard Version
He did this because he knew that they had handed him over out of jealousy.

NET Bible
(For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy.)

New Heart English Bible
For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For Pilate knew that for jealousy they had delivered him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pilate knew that they had handed Jesus over to him because they were jealous.

New American Standard 1977
For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

King James 2000 Bible
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

American King James Version
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

American Standard Version
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Darby Bible Translation
For he knew that they had delivered him up through envy.

English Revised Version
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.

Webster's Bible Translation
(For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.)

Weymouth New Testament
For he knew that it was from envious hatred that Jesus had been brought before him.

World English Bible
For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.

Young's Literal Translation
for he had known that because of envy they had delivered him up.
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
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?” 18For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over. 19While Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: “Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered terribly in a dream today because of Him.”…
Cross References
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?"

Matthew 27:19
While Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered terribly in a dream today because of Him."
Treasury of Scripture

For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

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Genesis 37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

1 Samuel 18:7-11 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul …

Psalm 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this …

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Mark 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

Acts 5:17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which …

Acts 7:9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but …

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, …

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells …

envy. Or, malice [phthonos,] probably from [phthino,] to decay, wither, pine away, according to that of Solomon.

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

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