Luke 23 vs. 17 Translation Comparisons

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
Luke 23 vs.17
AKJV (vs.17) (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Luke 23 vs.17
AMP (vs.17) [fn.a][Now he was obligated to release to them one prisoner at the Feast.] [fn.a] Footnote in AMP: Most early mss do not contain this verse.
American Standard Version (ASV)
Luke 23 vs.17
ASV [fn.bOmitted vs.17 – and Footnote inserted at the end of vs.16 [fn.b] Footnote in ASV: Many ancient authorities insert verse 17 Now he must needs release unto them at the feast one prisoner. Compare Matthew 27 vs.15; Matthew 15 vs.6; John 18 vs.39. Others add the same words after verse 19.
Blue Red and Gold Letter KJV Bible
Luke 23 vs.17
BRG (vs.17) (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Luke 23 vs.17
CEV [fn.aOmitted vs.17 – and Footnote inserted at the end of vs.16 [fn.a] Footnote in CEV: set free: Some manuscripts add, “Pilate said this, because at every Passover he was supposed to set one prisoner free for the Jewish people.”
Darby Translation (DBY)
Luke 23 vs.17
DBY (vs.17) ( Now he was obliged to release one for them at the feast.)
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
Luke 23 vs.17
DRA (vs.17) Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast day.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Luke 23 vs.17
ESV (vs.17) Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast day.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Luke 23 vs.17
GNT (vs.17) [fn.a] (Latest Versions redacted the verse) – and Footnote inserted [fn.a] Footnote in GNT: Some manuscripts add verse 17: At every Passover Festival Pilate had to set free one prisoner for them (see Mark 15 vs.6).
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
Luke 23 vs.17
GNV (vs.17) (For of necessity he must have let one loose unto them at the feast.)
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Luke 23 vs.17
HCSB (vs.17) [For according to the festival he had to release someone to them.][fn.b](xr.B) [fn.b] Footnote in HCSB: Other mss omit bracketed text


(xr.B) xRef* HCSB:

xRef* [see Matthew 27 vs.15 (At the festival the governor’s custom was to release to the crowd a prisoner they wanted.)]


xRef* [see Mark 15 vs.6 (At the festival it was Pilate’s custom to release for the people a prisoner they requested.)]

xRef* [see John 18 vs.39 (You have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So, do you want me to…)]
International Standard Version (ISV)
Luke 23 vs.17
ISV (vs.17) Now he was obligated to release someone for them at the festival.[fn.b] [fn.b] Footnote in ISV: Other mss. lack verse 17
Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
Luke 23 vs.17
JUB (vs.17) (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
Luke 23 vs.17
KJ21 (vs.17) (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the Feast.)
King James Version (KJV)
Luke 23 vs.17
KJV (vs.17) (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Luke 23 vs.17
NASB (vs.17) [fn.a][Now he was obliged to release to them at the feast one prisoner.] [fn.a] Footnote in NASB: Early mss do not contain this v
New International Version (NIV)
Luke 23 vs.17
NIV [17] [fn.a] (Latest Versions redacted the verse) – and Footnote inserted [fn.a] Footnote in NASB: Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matthew 27 vs.15 and Mark 15 vs.6.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Luke 23 vs.17
NKJV (vs.17) (for it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).[fn.b] [fn.b] Footnote in NKJV: NU-Text omits verse 17.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Luke 23 vs.17
NRSV [fn.aOmitted vs.17 – and Footnote inserted at the end of vs.16 [fn.a] Footnote in NRSV: Here, or after verse 19, other ancient authorities add verse 17, Now he was obliged to release someone for them at the festival
Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
Luke 23 vs.17
OJB (vs.17) [Now he was obliged to release to them one at the Chag (Festival).]
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
Luke 23 vs.17
RSV [fn.aOmitted vs.17 – and Footnote inserted at the end of vs.16 [fn.a] Footnote in RSV: Here, or after verse 19, other ancient authorities add verse 17, Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival
Living Bible (TLB)
Luke 23 vs.17
TLB (vs.17 – vs.18) [fn.a]But now a mighty roar rose from the crowd as with one voice they shouted. “Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!” [fn.a] Footnote in TLB: Some ancient authorities add v. 17, “For it was necessary for him to release unto them at the feast one [prisoner].”
World English Bible (WEB)
Luke 23 vs.17
WEB (vs.17) Now he had to release one prisoner to them at the feast.
Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
Luke 23 vs.17
WYC (vs.17) But he must needs deliver to them one by the feast day. [Forsooth he had need to dismiss, or deliver, to them one by the feast day.]
Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
Luke 23 vs.17
YLT (vs.17) for it was necessary for him to release to them one at every feast,

 

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