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Matthew 27:27

    Matthew 27:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered to him the whole band of soldiers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered unto him the whole band.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the ruler's armed men took Jesus into the open square, and got all their band together.

    Webster's Revision

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered unto him the whole band.

    World English Bible

    Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace, and gathered unto him the whole band.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:27

    The common hall - Or, praetorium. Called so from the praetor, a principal magistrate among the Romans, whose business it was to administer justice in the absence of the consul. This place night be termed in English the court house, or common hall.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:27

    See also Mark 15:15-20; John 19:1-3.

    Matthew 27:27

    Into the common hall - The original word here means, rather, the governor's palace or dwelling.

    The trial of Jesus had taken place outside of the palace. The Jews would not enter in John 18:28, and it is probable that courts were held often in a larger and more public place than would be a room in his dwelling. Jesus, being condemned, was led by the soldiers away from the Jews "within" the palace, and subjected there to their profane mockery and sport.

    The whole band - The "band" or cohort was a tenth part of a Roman legion, and consisted of from 400 to 600 men, according to the size of the legion. Compare the notes at Matthew 8:29.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:27

    27:27 The whole troop - or cohort. This was a body of foot commanded by the governor, which was appointed to prevent disorders and tumults, especially on solemn occasions. Mark 15:16 John 19:2.