Matthew 27:21

“The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Gouernour answered, and said vnto them, Whether of the twaine will ye that I release vnto you? They said, Barabbas.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the governor said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you? And they said, "Barabbas.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the ruler made answer and said to them, Which of the two is it your pleasure that I let go free? And they said, Barabbas.
- Basic English Bible

And the governor answering said to them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.
- Darby Bible

The governor answered and said to them, Which of the two will ye that I release to you? They said, Barabbas.
- Webster's Bible

So when the Governor a second time asked them, "Which of the two shall I release to you?" --they cried, "Barabbas!"
- Weymouth Bible

But the governor answered them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!"
- World English Bible

But the iustice answeride, and seide to hem, Whom of the tweyn wolen ye, that be delyuerit to you? And thei seiden, Barabas.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the governor answering said to them, `Which of the two will ye [that] I shall release to you?' And they said, `Barabbas.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:21


Mt 27:21 They said, Barabbas. Pilate's artifice had failed. The Jewish nation had not only rejected its Messiah, but chosen a robber instead.

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