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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Now it was the governor's custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
But the whole crowd shouted, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
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.
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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