John 18:39
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New American Standard Bible
"But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release for you the King of the Jews?"

King James Bible
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?

Darby Bible Translation
But ye have a custom that I release some one to you at the passover; will ye therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews?

World English Bible
But you have a custom, that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have a custom that I shall release to you one in the passover; will ye, therefore, that I shall release to you the king of the Jews?'

John 18:39 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

See the notes at Matthew 27:15-21.

John 18:39 Parallel Commentaries

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Jesus Before Caiaphas
'And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this Man's disciples? He saith, I am not. And the servants and officers stood there,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

Calvary: victory. Matthew 26:47-27:61. Mark 14: 43-15:47. Luke 22:47-23:56. John 18:1-19:42.
Yielding to Arrest: the betrayal--protecting the disciples--checking Peter's violence--the arrest--the disciples forsake Him--except two, John 18:15, 16. The Real Jewish Ruler: Annas the intriguer--an unrebuked insult--the case settled at once--before Caiaphas--difficulty in fixing a charge--the dramatic question and solemn answer--second condemnation--gross insults. Held Steady by Great Love: Peter gains entrance through John, John 18:16.--the stammering denial--the bolder--with oaths and
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus

Comparison Between the False Church and the True.
1. Recapitulation of the matters treated in the previous chapter. Substance of the present chapter--viz. Where lying and falsehood prevail, no Church exists. There is falsehood wherever the pure doctrine of Christ is not in vigour. 2. This falsehood prevails under the Papacy. Hence the Papacy is not a Church. Still the Papists extol their own Church, and charge those who dissent from it with heresy and schism. They attempt to defend their vaunting by the name of personal succession. A succession
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

The Arrest of Jesus
Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.--Now he that betrayed him
Richard Newton—The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young

Cross References
Matthew 27:15
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the people any one prisoner whom they wanted.

Mark 15:6
Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested.

Luke 23:18
But they cried out all together, saying, "Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!"

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