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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 23:13-25

We have here the blessed Jesus run down by the mob, and hurried to the cross in the storm of a popular noise and tumult, raised by the malice and artifice of the chief priests, as agents for the prince of the power of the air. I. Pilate solemnly protests that he believes he has done nothing worthy of death or of bonds. And, if he did believe so, he ought immediately to have discharged him, and not only so, but to have protected him from the fury of the priests and rabble, and to have bound his... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 23:13-25

23:13-25 Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was seducing the people from their allegiance; and--look you--I have examined him in your presence, and of the accusations with which you charge him, I have found nothing in this man to condemn; and neither has Herod; for he sent him back to us. Look you--nothing deserving death has been done by him. I will therefore scourge him and release him." All together they... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 23:20

Pilate therefore willing to release Jesus ,.... Being more and more convinced of his innocence; and still seeing more clearly into the wickedness, malice, and envy of his accusers; and having received a message from his wife: spake again to them ; putting it again to them, which he should release; asking them what he should do with Jesus; plainly signifying his mind, that he thought him innocent, and that it would be right to let him go. The Ethiopic version represents him, saying, "will... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 23:1-25

Jesus vindicated by his enemies. We pass now from the ecclesiastical to the secular sphere. The charge brought forward in the Sanhedrin is blasphemy ; before Pilate and Herod the charge must be sedition and treason. Yet amid his unscrupulous enemies unimpeachable testimony is forthcoming of his innocence. I. THE TESTIMONY ELICITED BY PILATE . ( Luke 23:1-7 ,) The accusation made against Christ was twofold: Now, the first part of the accusation was totally false.... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 23:13-25

The Lord is tried again before Pilate, who wishes to release him, but, over-persuaded by the Jews, delivers him to be crucified. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 23:18-25

Luke 23:18-25 . They cried out all at once Thus, by giving ground a little, and proposing to chastise Jesus, to satisfy these wretches, Pilate only encouraged them to press on the more, and become more violent in their clamours for his crucifixion; saying, Away with this man Αιρε τουτον , tolle istum in crucem, crucify this fellow; and release unto us Barabbas, who for a certain sedition, and for murder, was cast into prison Thus the Jewish rulers demanded the release of a notorious... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 23:13-25

156. Jesus before the people (Matthew 27:15-31; Mark 15:6-20; Luke 23:13-25; John 18:39-19:16)Although assured that Jesus was innocent, Pilate felt it wise to give the Jews some satisfaction; for by this time a crowd had gathered and he did not want a riot to break out. He therefore offered to punish Jesus by flogging, and consider the matter finished (Luke 23:13-16).But the people yelled for Jesus to be crucified. Pilate did not want the situation to get out of control, so made another offer.... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Luke 23:20

willing = wishing. Greek thelo. App-102 . spake . . . to = addressed. Greek. prosphoneo. Compare Acts 21:40 ; Acts 22:2 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Luke 23:20

And Pilate spake unto them again desiring to release Jesus; and they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him.Summers has a very interesting comment on this, in which he pointed out that the mob took up a chant, as also indicated in Luke 23:18 in the words "all together." He said:Transliterated into English-character syllables it is: [Greek: Stau-rou], [stau-rou-ton]! [Greek: Stau-rou], [stau-rou-ton]! Even in English words, the cadence of a chant is present: Cru-ci-fy, cru-ci-fy-him! Cru-ci-fy,... read more

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