New Living Translation
The crowd went to Pilate and asked him to release a prisoner as usual.
King James Bible
And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
And the crowd crying out began to beg that he would do to them as he had always done.
World English Bible
The multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do as he always did for them.
Young's Literal Translation
And the multitude having cried out, began to ask for themselves as he was always doing to them,
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LibraryThe Centurion at the Cross.
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 to the crowd--anyone they wanted.
Then Jesus left Capernaum and went down to the region of Judea and into the area east of the Jordan River. Once again crowds gathered around him, and as usual he was teaching them.
One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, a revolutionary who had committed murder in an uprising.
"Would you like me to release to you this 'King of the Jews'?" Pilate asked.
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