Matthew 27:26
New International Version
Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

New Living Translation
So Pilate released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified.

English Standard Version
Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

Berean Study Bible
So Pilate released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged and handed Him over to be crucified.

Berean Literal Bible
Then he released Barabbas to them; and having flogged Jesus, He delivered Him up that He might be crucified.

New American Standard Bible
Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

King James Bible
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he released Barabbas to them and, after having Jesus flogged, handed him over to be crucified.

Contemporary English Version
Pilate set Barabbas free. Then he ordered his soldiers to beat Jesus with a whip and nail him to a cross.

Good News Translation
Then Pilate set Barabbas free for them; and after he had Jesus whipped, he handed him over to be crucified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he released Barabbas to them. But after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

International Standard Version
Then he released Barabbas for them, but he had Jesus whipped and handed over to be crucified.

NET Bible
Then he released Barabbas for them. But after he had Jesus flogged, he handed him over to be crucified.

New Heart English Bible
Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then he released Barabba to them and scourged Yeshua with whips and delivered him to be crucified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Pilate freed Barabbas for the people. But he had Jesus whipped and handed over to be crucified.

New American Standard 1977
Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he delivered Him to be crucified.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he released Barabbas unto them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

King James 2000 Bible
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

American King James Version
Then released he Barabbas to them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

American Standard Version
Then released he unto them Barabbas; but Jesus he scourged and delivered to be crucified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he released to them Barabbas; but Jesus, having scourged [him], he delivered up that he might be crucified.

English Revised Version
Then released he unto them Barabbas: but Jesus he scourged and delivered to be crucified.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he released Barabbas to them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Weymouth New Testament
Then he released Barabbas to them, but Jesus he ordered to be scourged, and gave Him up to be crucified.

World English Bible
Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified.

Young's Literal Translation
Then did he release to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him up that he may be crucified;
Study Bible
Pilate Washes his Hands
25All the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” 26So Pilate released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged and handed Him over to be crucified. 27Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company around Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:19
and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. And on the third day He will be raised to life."

Mark 15:15
And wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed Him over to be crucified.

Luke 23:16
Therefore I will punish Him and release Him."

John 19:1
Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged.

John 19:16
Then Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified, and the soldiers took Him away.

Treasury of Scripture

Then released he Barabbas to them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

released.

Mark 15:15
And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Luke 23:25
And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

scourged.

Matthew 20:19
And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Isaiah 50:6
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.







Lexicon
[So]
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

[Pilate] released
ἀπέλυσεν (apelysen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 630: From apo and luo; to free fully, i.e. relieve, release, dismiss, or let die, pardon or divorce.

Barabbas
Βαραββᾶν (Barabban)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 912: Barabbas. Of Chaldee origin; son of Abba; Bar-abbas, an Israelite.

to them.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

he had Jesus flogged
φραγελλώσας (phragellōsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5417: To flagellate, scourge. From a presumed equivalent of the Latin flagellum; to whip, i.e. Lash as a public punishment.

[and] handed Him over
παρέδωκεν (paredōken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

be crucified.
σταυρωθῇ (staurōthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4717: From stauros; to impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish passion or selfishness.
(26) When he had scourged Jesus.--The word used by St. Matthew, derived from the Latin flagellum, shows that it was the Roman punishment with knotted thongs of leather (like the Russian "knout" or the English "cat"), not the Jewish beating with rods (2Corinthians 11:24-25). The pictures of the Stations, so widely used throughout Latin Christendom, have made other nations more familiar with the nature of the punishment than most Englishmen are. The prisoner was stripped sometimes entirely, sometimes to the waist, and tied by the hands to a pillar, with his back bent, so as to receive the full force of the blows. The scourge was of stout leather weighted with lead or bones. Jewish law limited its penalty to forty stripes, reduced in practice to "forty stripes save one" (2Corinthians 11:24; Deuteronomy 25:3), but Roman practice knew no limit but that of the cruelty of the executioner or the physical endurance of the sufferer.

Verse 26. - Released he Barabbas - "him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired" (Luke). When he had scourged Jesus. This was the usual preliminary to crucifixion, especially in the case of shires, and was a punishment of a most severe and cruel nature. The verb here used, φραγελλόω, is formed from the Latin flagellum, and denotes the employment of that terrible implement the Roman scourge. This was no ordinary whip, but commonly a number of leather thongs loaded with lead or armed with sharp bones and spikes, so that every blow cut deeply into the flesh, causing intense pain. The culprit was stripped of his clothes, pinioned, and bound to a stake or pillar, and thus on his bare back suffered this inhuman chastisement. To think that the blessed Son of God was subject to such torture and indignity is indeed a lesson for us written in blood. When "he gave his back to the smiters" (Isaiah 50:6), he was taking the punishment of our sin upon his sacred shoulders. "He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5). Possibly Pilate thought that the sight of Christ's suffering might arouse at this last moment the pity of the Jews (John 19:1-16). But he was mistaken. The appetite of the bloodthirsty crowd was only whetted by this anticipatory taste; they insisted on the whole programme being canted out, and Pilate yielded to the demand, giving up the useless struggle. He delivered him to be crucified. Pilate delivered Jesus to the will of the people, directing the soldiers to carry out the ordered execution. On the view taken by the Romans themselves of crucifixion, commentators quote Cicero, 'In Verr.,' 2:5. 66, "It is a crime to bind a Roman citizen; to scourge him is an act of wickedness; to put him to death is almost parricide: what shall I say of crucifying him? An act so abominable it is impossible to find any word adequately to express." 27:26-30 Crucifixion was a death used only among the Romans; it was very terrible and miserable. A cross was laid on the ground, to which the hands and feet were nailed, it was then lifted up and fixed upright, so that the weight of the body hung on the nails, till the sufferer died in agony. Christ thus answered the type of the brazen serpent raised on a pole. Christ underwent all the misery and shame here related, that he might purchase for us everlasting life, and joy, and glory.
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