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Matthew 27:2

    Matthew 27:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they put cords on him and took him away, and gave him up to Pilate, the ruler.

    Webster's Revision

    and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor.

    World English Bible

    and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor.

    Definitions for Matthew 27:2

    Bound - Landmark.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:2

    They - delivered him to Pontius Pilate - The Sanhedrin had the power of life and death in their own hands in every thing that concerned religion; but as they had not evidence to put Christ to death because of false doctrine, they wished to give countenance to their conduct by bringing in the civil power, and therefore they delivered him up to Pilate as one who aspired to regal dignities, and whom he must put to death, if he professed to be Caesar's friend. Pontius Pilate governed Judea ten years under the Emperor Tiberius; but, having exercised great cruelties against the Samaritans, they complained of him to the emperor, in consequence of which he was deposed, and sent in exile to Vienna, in Dauphiny, where he killed himself two years after.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:2

    And when they had bound him - He was "bound" when they took him in the garden, John 18:12. Probably when he was tried before the Sanhedrin in the palace of Caiaphas, he had been loosed from his bonds, being there surrounded by multitudes, and supposed to be safe. As they were about to lead him to another part of the city now, they again bound him. The binding consisted, probably, in nothing more than tying his hands.

    Pontius Pilate, the governor - The governor appointed by the Romans over Judea. The governor commonly resided at Caesarea; but he came up to Jerusalem usually at the great feasts, when great numbers of the Jews were assembled, to administer justice, and to suppress tumults if any should arise. The "title" which Pilate received was that of "governor or procurator." The duties of the office were, chiefly, to collect the revenues due to the Roman emperor, and in certain cases to administer justice. Pilate was appointed governor of Judea by Tiberius, then Emperor of Rome. John says John 18:28 that they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment - that is, to the part of the "praetorium," or governor's palace, where justice was administered. The Jews did not, however, enter in themselves, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. In Numbers 19:22 it is said that whosoever touched an unclean thing should be unclean. For this reason they would not enter into the house of a pagan, lest they should contract some defilement that would render them unfit to keep the Passover.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:2

    27:2 Having bound him - They had bound him when he was first apprehended. But they did it now afresh, to secure him from any danger of an escape, as he passed through the streets of Jerusalem.