New International Version
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.
King James Bible
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that he might rather release Barabbas to them.
World English Bible
But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should release Barabbas to them instead.
Young's Literal Translation
and the chief priests did move the multitude, that he might rather release Barabbas to them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The multitude crying aloud - Αναβοησας. The word itself strongly marks the vociferations, or, to come nearer the original word, the bellowing of the multitude. It signifies, properly, a loud and long cry, such as Christ emitted on the cross. See the whole history of these proceedings against our Lord treated at large, on Matthew 27 (note).
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'And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His Cross.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its …
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knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him.
"What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Pilate asked them.
You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
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