New International Version
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
King James Bible
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Darby Bible Translation
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should beg for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
World English Bible
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priests and the elders did persuade the multitudes that they might ask for themselves Barabbas, and might destroy Jesus;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ask Barabbas - Who had raised an insurrection and committed murder - and to destroy Jesus, whose voice was never heard in their streets, and who had, during the space of three years and a half, gone about unweariedly, from village to village, instructing the ignorant, healing the diseased, and raising the dead.
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LibraryThe Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners, …
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Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the LORD had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said, "You must die!
"Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
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