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Luke 23:17

    Luke 23:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    (For of necessity he must release one to them at the feast.)

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now he must needs release unto them at the feast one prisoner.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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    Webster's Revision

    Now he must needs release unto them at the feast one prisoner.

    World English Bible

    Now he had to release one prisoner to them at the feast.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 23:17

    For of necessity he must release one - That is, he was under the necessity of releasing one at this feast. The custom, however it originated, had now been so completely established that Pilate was obliged to attend to it. See on Matthew 27:15 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 23:17

    See the notes at Matthew 27:15.