Mark 15:6
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New International Version
Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested.

King James Bible
Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

Darby Bible Translation
But at [the] feast he released to them one prisoner, whomsoever they begged [of him].

World English Bible
Now at the feast he used to release to them one prisoner, whom they asked of him.

Young's Literal Translation
And at every feast he was releasing to them one prisoner, whomsoever they were asking;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the morning - See Matthew 27:1, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 26:2,5 You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified...

Matthew 27:15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release to the people a prisoner, whom they would.

Luke 23:16,17 I will therefore chastise him, and release him...

John 18:39,40 But you have a custom, that I should release to you one at the passover: will you therefore that I release to you the King of the Jews...

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...

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Simon the Cyrenian
'And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His Cross.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Dying Saviour Our Example.
(On Good Friday.) TEXT: MARK xv. 34-41. HEAVENLY Father! On all who are assembling to day to commemorate the death of the Holy One, in whom Thou wast well pleased, look graciously down! Let not one go away from the cross of Thy Well-beloved without exclaiming, with new, living faith, Truly this was the Son of God! Let not one wipe away his tears of emotion until the heartfelt desire has taken possession of him that his end may be like that of this righteous One! Let not the feeling of holy reverence
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Pilate
"And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate." ". . . And they lead Him out to crucify Him." MARK 15:1-20 (R.V.) WITH morning came the formal assembly, which St. Mark dismisses in a single verse. It was indeed a disgraceful mockery. Before the trial began its members had prejudged the case, passed sentence by anticipation, and abandoned Jesus, as one
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Christ Crucified
"And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear His cross. And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they offered Him wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not. And they crucify Him, and part His garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. And the superscription of
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Matthew 27:15
Now it was the governor's custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.

Mark 15:7
A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.

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'?"

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