|New International Version (© 2011)|
Now it was the governor's custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
King James Bible
Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
American Standard Version
Now at the feast the governor was wont to release unto the multitude one prisoner, whom they would.
Young's Literal Translation
And at the feast the governor had been accustomed to release one to the multitude, a prisoner, whom they willed,
Matthew 27:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The governor was wont to release - Whence this custom originated among the Jews is not known, - probably it was introduced by the Romans themselves, or by Pilate, merely to oblige the Jews, by showing them this public token of respect; but if it originated with him, he must have had the authority of Augustus; for the Roman laws never gave such discretionary power to any governor.
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Matthew 26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
Mark 15:6,8 Now at that feast he released to them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired...
Luke 23:16,17 I will therefore chastise him, and release him...
John 18:38,39 Pilate said to him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them...
Acts 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
Acts 25:9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Will you go up to Jerusalem...
Matthew 27:15 Parallel CommentariesAccustomed Chosen Crowd Custom Desired Feast Festival Free Governor Governor's Multitude Populace Prisoner Release Ruler Selection Wanted Way Whomsoever Willed WontAccustomed Chosen Crowd Custom Desired Feast Festival Free Governor Governor's Multitude Populace Prisoner Release Ruler Selection Wanted Way Whomsoever Willed WontTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Matthew 27:16 At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas.
Mark 15:6 Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
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Luke 23:18 But the whole crowd shouted, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
John 18:16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.
John 18:39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release 'the king of the Jews'?"