New Living Translation
Now it was the governor's custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner to the crowd--anyone they wanted.
King James Bible
Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
Darby Bible Translation
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release one prisoner to the crowd, whom they would.
World English Bible
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired.
Young's Literal Translation
And at the feast the governor had been accustomed to release one to the multitude, a prisoner, whom they willed,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:15 At every feast - Every year, at the feast of the passover. Mark 15:6; Luke 23:17; John 18:39.
LibraryThe Fourth Word
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani."--ST. MATT. XXVII. 46; ST. MARK XV. 34. There are three peculiar and distinguishing features of this fourth word which our Saviour uttered from His Cross. 1. It is the only one of the Seven which finds a place in the earliest record of our Lord's life, contained in the matter common to St. Matthew and St. Mark. 2. It is the only one which has been preserved to us in the original Aramaic, in the very syllables which were formed by the lips of Christ. 3. It is the …
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis
Let Him Deliver Him Now
The Rent Veil
This year there was a notorious prisoner, a man named Barabbas.
Now it was the governor's custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner--anyone the people requested.
Then a mighty roar rose from the crowd, and with one voice they shouted, "Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!"
Peter had to stay outside the gate. Then the disciple who knew the high priest spoke to the woman watching at the gate, and she let Peter in.
But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this 'King of the Jews'?"
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