Mark 15:9
New International Version
"Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate,

New Living Translation
“Would you like me to release to you this ‘King of the Jews’?” Pilate asked.

English Standard Version
And he answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”

Berean Study Bible
“Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” Pilate asked.

Berean Literal Bible
But Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you wish that I should release to you the King of the Jews?"

New American Standard Bible
Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"

King James Bible
But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

Christian Standard Bible
Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to release the King of the Jews for you?"

Contemporary English Version
Pilate asked them, "Do you want me to free the king of the Jews?"

Good News Translation
he asked them, "Do you want me to set free for you the king of the Jews?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to release the King of the Jews for you?"

International Standard Version
Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to release the king of the Jews for you?"

NET Bible
So Pilate asked them, "Do you want me to release the king of the Jews for you?"

New Heart English Bible
Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Pilate answered and said, “Are you willing that I release to you The King of the Judeans?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to free the king of the Jews for you?"

New American Standard 1977
And Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

King James 2000 Bible
But Pilate answered them, saying, Will you that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

American King James Version
But Pilate answered them, saying, Will you that I release to you the King of the Jews?

American Standard Version
And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Pilate answered them, and said: Will you that I release to you the king of the Jews?

Darby Bible Translation
But Pilate answered them saying, Will ye that I release to you the King of the Jews?

English Revised Version
And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

Webster's Bible Translation
But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release to you the King of the Jews?

Weymouth New Testament
"Shall I release for you the King of the Jews?" answered Pilate.

World English Bible
Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"

Young's Literal Translation
and Pilate answered them, saying, 'Will ye that I shall release to you the king of the Jews?'
Study Bible
The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
8So the crowd went up and began asking Pilate to keep his custom. 9“Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” Pilate asked. 10For he knew it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over.…
Cross References
Mark 15:8
So the crowd went up and began asking Pilate to keep his custom.

Mark 15:10
For he knew it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over.

Treasury of Scripture

But Pilate answered them, saying, Will you that I release to you the King of the Jews?

Will.

Matthew 27:17-21
Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? …

John 18:39
But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

John 19:4,5,14-16
Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him…







Lexicon
“Do you want
Θέλετε (Thelete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

me to release
ἀπολύσω (apolysō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 630: From apo and luo; to free fully, i.e. relieve, release, dismiss, or let die, pardon or divorce.

to you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

King
Βασιλέα (Basilea)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Jews?”
Ἰουδαίων (Ioudaiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

Pilate
Πιλᾶτος (Pilatos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4091: Pilate. Of Latin origin; close-pressed, i.e. Firm; Pilatus, a Roman.

asked.
ἀπεκρίθη (apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.
(9) Will ye that I release unto you . . .?--The form of the question in the Greek implies (as the like form in John 18:39) a half hope of an affirmative answer.

Verse 9. - Pilate doubtless hoped that they would ask for Jesus. He knew that the chief priests had delivered our Lord for envy. That he could not help observing, as a shrewd Roman judge, from their gestures and manner. And then he knew also, at least by report, of the purity of Jesus, and of the holy freedom with which he rebuked their vices. So he thought, reasonably enough, that if the chief priests wished to destroy him for envy, the people, who had experienced so many kindnesses from him, would desire that he should live. 15:1-14 They bound Christ. It is good for us often to remember the bonds of the Lord Jesus, as bound with him who was bound for us. By delivering up the King, they, in effect, delivered up the kingdom of God, which was, therefore, as by their own consent, taken from them, and given to another nation. Christ gave Pilate a direct answer, but would not answer the witnesses, because the things they alleged were known to be false, even Pilate himself was convinced they were so. Pilate thought that he might appeal from the priests to the people, and that they would deliver Jesus out of the priests' hands. But they were more and more urged by the priests, and cried, Crucify him! Crucify him! Let us judge of persons and things by their merits, and the standard of God's word, and not by common report. The thought that no one ever was so shamefully treated, as the only perfectly wise, holy, and excellent Person that ever appeared on earth, leads the serious mind to strong views of man's wickedness and enmity to God. Let us more and more abhor the evil dispositions which marked the conduct of these persecutors.
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