New Living Translation
One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, a revolutionary who had committed murder in an 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:7 Insurrection - A crime which the Roman governors, and Pilate in particular, were more especially concerned and careful to punish.
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MATT. XXVII. 54. Comp. MARK XV. 39. "Now, when the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying: Truly this was the [a] Son of God." LUKE XXIII. 47. "Now, when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying: Certainly this was a righteous man." Note.--The centurion here spoken of is the one who, according to Roman custom, presided over the execution (hence called by Seneca centurio supplicio præpositus; …
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Now it was the governor's custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner--anyone the people requested.
The crowd went to Pilate and asked him to release a prisoner as usual.
(Barabbas was in prison for taking part in an insurrection in Jerusalem against the government, and for murder.)
As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished.
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