New American Standard Bible
Now he was obliged to release to them at the feast one prisoner.
King James Bible
(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
Darby Bible Translation
( Now he was obliged to release one for them at the feast.)
World English Bible
Now he had to release one prisoner to them at the feast.
Young's Literal Translation
for it was necessary for him to release to them one at every feast,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the notes at Matthew 27:15.
Library'The Rulers Take Counsel Together'
'And the whole multitude of them arose, and led Him unto Pilate. 2. And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King. 3. And Pilate asked Him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And He answered him and said, Thou sayest it. 4. Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man. 5. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people teaching …
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The Hands of the Father.
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the people any one prisoner whom they wanted.
"Therefore I will punish Him and release Him."
But they cried out all together, saying, "Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!"
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