John 18:39
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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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Clarke'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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ye have.

Matthew 27:15-18 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release to the people a prisoner, whom they would...

Mark 15:6,8 Now at that feast he released to them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired...

Luke 23:17,20 (For of necessity he must release one to them at the feast.)...

I release.

John 18:33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said to him, Are you the King of the Jews?

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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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Art Thou a King?
'Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this Man? They answered and said unto him, If He were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered Him up unto thee. Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye Him, and judge Him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

The Arrest.
"When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the brook Kidron, where was a garden, into the which He entered, Himself and His disciples. Now Judas also, which betrayed Him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with His disciples. Judas then, having received the band of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went
Marcus Dods—The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II

Peter's Denial and Repentance.
"So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound Him, and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, which was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; but Peter was standing
Marcus Dods—The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II

Cross References
Matthew 27:15
Now it was the governor's custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.

Mark 15:6
Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested.

Luke 23:18
But the whole crowd shouted, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"

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