Matthew 27:18
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 to him.

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

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

New King James Version
For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy.

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

NASB 1995
For he knew that because of envy they had handed Him over.

NASB 1977
For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him up.

Amplified Bible
For Pilate knew that it was because of jealousy that the chief priests and elders had handed Jesus over to him.

Christian Standard Bible
For he knew it was because of envy that they had handed him over.

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Pilate knew the leaders had brought Jesus to him because they were jealous.

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

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

Good News Translation
He knew very well that the Jewish authorities had handed Jesus over to him because they were jealous.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
For he had known that they had delivered Him up because of envy.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 to him. 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.

he.

Genesis 37:11
And his brethren 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 hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands…

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

envy.

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









(18) He knew that for envy.--Pilate knew enough of the accusers to see through the hollowness of their pretended zeal for their own religion, or for the authority of the emperor. He found their real motive in "envy"--fear of the loss of influence and power, if the work of the new Teacher was to continue.

Verse 18. - For he knew. He had recourse to this expedient because he was well acquainted with the motives which led the Sanhedrists to desire his death. They had shown their envy of Christ's influence with the people; they were jealous of his reputation and success; grudged him his marvellous powers; were embittered by his attacks on rabbinism, and the undermining of their popularity. Pilate saw much of this; he penetrated behind their flimsy pretence of averting some possible danger from the Roman dominion, and he laboured in this indirect way to save the victim of this vindictive plot. Of course, Pilate could not fully appreciate Christ's character, nor enter into the question of his supernatural claims; he saw only that he was brought before him from the basest motives, that no real offence was proved against him, and that no fear could be entertained of his heading a popular tumult.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

he knew
ᾔδει (ēdei)
Verb - Pluperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

[it was]
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

out of
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

envy [that]
φθόνον (phthonon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5355: Envy, a grudge, spite. Probably akin to the base of phtheiro; ill-will, i.e. Jealousy.

they had handed [Jesus] over.
παρέδωκαν (paredōkan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.


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