Matthew 27:20

“But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the chiefe Priestes and Elders perswaded the multitude that they should aske Barabbas, & destroy Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the chief priests and those in authority got the people to make request for Barabbas, and for Jesus to be put to death.
- Basic English Bible

But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should beg for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
- Darby Bible

But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

The High Priests, however, and the Elders urged the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to demand the death of Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
- World English Bible

Forsothe the prince of prestis, and the eldere men counseiliden the puple, that thei schulden axe Barabas, but thei schulden distrye Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the chief priests and the elders did persuade the multitudes that they might ask for themselves Barabbas, and might destroy Jesus;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:20


Mt 27:20 Persuaded the multitude. To call for the release of Barabbas, instead of Christ. It is likely that few of the Galileans, so favorable to him, yet knew of his arrest. "The multitudes" were such as the authorities would summon at this early hour.

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