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Matthew 27:38

    Matthew 27:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then are there crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then two thieves were put on crosses with him, one on the right and one on the left.

    Webster's Revision

    Then are there crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left.

    World English Bible

    Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then are there crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:38

    Two thieves - ΛῃϚαι, robbers, or cutthroats: men who had committed robbery and murder; for it does not appear that persons were crucified for robbery only. Thus was our Lord numbered (his name enrolled, placed as it were in the death warrant) with transgressors, according to the prophetic declaration, Isaiah 53:12; and the Jews placed him between these two, perhaps to intimate that he was the worst felon of the three.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:38

    Two thieves crucified ... - Rather two "robbers." Pilate did not reside in Jerusalem. When he came there on the great feasts, or at other times, it was, in part, to hold courts for the trial of criminals. These robbers had been probably condemned at that time; and to show greater contempt for Jesus, he was crucified between men of that abandoned character, and on a cross that should have been occupied by their companion and leader, Barabbas.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:38

    27:38 Mark 15:27; Luke 23:32.