Matthew 27:20
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New International Version
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the leading priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas to be released and for Jesus to be put to death.

English Standard Version
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus put to death.

Berean Literal Bible
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, and should destroy Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.

King James Bible
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the elders, however, persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to execute Jesus.

International Standard Version
But the high priests and elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to demand that Jesus be put to death.

NET Bible
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed.

New Heart English Bible
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Chief Priests and the Elders had persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabba, but to destroy Yeshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the chief priests and leaders persuaded the crowd to ask for the release of Barabbas and the execution of Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and to put Jesus to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the princes of the priests and the elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

American King James Version
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

American Standard Version
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus away.

Darby Bible Translation
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should beg for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

English Revised Version
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
The High Priests, however, and the Elders urged the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to demand the death of Jesus.

World English Bible
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priests and the elders did persuade the multitudes that they might ask for themselves Barabbas, and might destroy Jesus;
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
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.” 20But the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus put to death. 21“Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor. “Barabbas,” they replied.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 26:8
When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, "You must die!

Matthew 27:21
"Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they replied.

Acts 3:14
You rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.

Acts 18:4
Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks alike.
Treasury of Scripture

But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

persuaded.

Mark 15:11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release …

Acts 14:18,19 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they …

Acts 19:23-29 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way…

should.

Luke 23:18-20 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 …

John 19:15,16 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate …

Acts 3:14,15 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer …

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