Mark 15:7
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New International Version
A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.

King James Bible
And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

Darby Bible Translation
Now there was the [person] named Barabbas bound with those who had made insurrection with [him], [and] that had committed murder in the insurrection.

World English Bible
There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

Young's Literal Translation
and there was one named Barabbas, bound with those making insurrection with him, who had in the insurrection committed murder.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the morning - See Matthew 27:1, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

Luke 23:18,19,25 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas...

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Simon the Cyrenian
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Dying Saviour Our Example.
(On Good Friday.) TEXT: MARK xv. 34-41. HEAVENLY Father! On all who are assembling to day to commemorate the death of the Holy One, in whom Thou wast well pleased, look graciously down! Let not one go away from the cross of Thy Well-beloved without exclaiming, with new, living faith, Truly this was the Son of God! Let not one wipe away his tears of emotion until the heartfelt desire has taken possession of him that his end may be like that of this righteous One! Let not the feeling of holy reverence
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Pilate
"And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate." ". . . And they lead Him out to crucify Him." MARK 15:1-20 (R.V.) WITH morning came the formal assembly, which St. Mark dismisses in a single verse. It was indeed a disgraceful mockery. Before the trial began its members had prejudged the case, passed sentence by anticipation, and abandoned Jesus, as one
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Christ Crucified
"And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear His cross. And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they offered Him wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not. And they crucify Him, and part His garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. And the superscription of
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

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

Mark 15:8
The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.

Luke 23:19
(Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)

Luke 23:25
He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.

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