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Matthew 27:21

    Matthew 27:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The governor answered and said to them, Whether of the two will you that I release to you? They said, Barabbas.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    But the governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.

    Definitions for Matthew 27:21

    Twain - Two.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:21

    They said, Barabbas - What a fickle crowd! A little before they all hailed him as the Son of David, and acknowledged him as a gift from God; now they prefer a murderer to him! But this it appears they did at the instigation of the chief priests. We see here how dangerous wicked priests are in the Church of Christ; when pastors are corrupt, they are capable of inducing their flock to prefer Barabbas to Jesus, the world to God, and the pleasures of sense to the salvation of their souls. The invidious epithet which a certain statesman gave to the people at large was, in its utmost latitude, applicable to these Jews, - they were a Swinish Multitude.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:21

    Whether of the twain? - Which of the two, Jesus or Barabbas?