And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)And Pilate gave sentence.—See Notes on Matthew 27:24-30; Mark 15:15-19. St. Luke’s account is here the briefest of the four, St. John’s by far the fullest. Here we read nothing of the outrages of Pilate’s troops, the purple robe, and the crown of thorns. The omissions are significant, in conjunction with that which is peculiar to him, as pointing to the sources of his information. Those who were present at Herod’s court were not likely to know fully what was passing in the Prætorium.Matthew 27:26.
(See on Mr 15:6-15; and Joh 19:2-17).See Poole on "Luke 23:1" And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Luke 23:24-25. Ἐπέκρινε] he pronounced the final sentence, Plat. Leg. vi. p. 768 A; Dem. 1477. 22, and elsewhere; 2Ma 4:48; 3Ma 4:2.
ἀπέλυσε κ.τ.λ.] a tragic contrast. Comp. Acts 3:14.Luke 23:24. ἐπέκρινεν, decided, gave judgment; here only in N.T. and in 2Ma 4:47, 3Ma 4:2. It was not a condemnation but simply a sentence to death under pressure.—αἴτημα, desire, here and in Php 4:6 in this sense.24. gave sentence] Epekrine (only found in 2Ma 4:47), not ‘followed their praejudicium,’ but gave final sentence. The two technical formulae for the sentence of death would be—to the Prisoner ‘Ibis ad crucem’ (‘Thou shalt go to the Cross’); to the attendant soldier, ‘I miles, expedi crucem’ (‘Go soldier, get ready the Cross’).
whom they had desired] Rather, whom they were demanding. Comp. Acts 13:18.Luke 23:24. Ἐπέκρινε) that is to say, he confirmed their judgment. The priests had given the previous judgment (the ‘præjudicium’ which he followed up).
 ‘Superjudicavit,’ he gave sentence over and above their judgment. The word occurs here only in New Testament.—E. and T.Verse 24. - And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. This sums up the result of the last charge of the Sanhedrin. Pilate's selfish fears for himself overpowered all sense of reverence, awe, and justice. There was no further discussion. Bar-Abbas was released, and Jesus was delivered up to the will of his enemies.
Pronounced the final sentence. Only here in New Testament.
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