New International Version
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'?"
King James Bible
But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
Darby Bible Translation
But ye have a custom that I release [some] one to you at the passover; will ye therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews?
World English Bible
But you have a custom, that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"
Young's Literal Translation
and ye have a custom that I shall release to you one in the passover; will ye, therefore, that I shall release to you the king of the Jews?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But ye have a custom - Nothing relative to the origin or reason of this custom is known. Commentators have swam in an ocean of conjecture on this point. They have lost their labor, and made nothing out: see the notes on Matthew 27:15; Luke 23:17.
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God hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.--I THES. 2:12. My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, . . . but now is my kingdom not from hence.--Expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.--Thou hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.--I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and …
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Art Thou a King?
Peter's Denial and Repentance.
Now it was the governor's custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
But the whole crowd shouted, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
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