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(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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"Verily I say unto thee, To-day thou shall be with Me in Paradise." ST. LUKE XXIII. 43. We judge of any power by the results which it effects. We gain some knowledge of the power of steam by its capacity to drive a huge mass of steel and wood weighing twenty thousand tons through the water at the rate of twenty knots an hour. There we have some standard by which we can gauge the force which sends our earth round the sun at twenty-five miles a second, or that which propels a whole solar system through …
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Now it was the governor's custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner to the crowd--anyone they wanted.
So I will have him flogged, and then I will release him."
Then a mighty roar rose from the crowd, and with one voice they shouted, "Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!"
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