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Matthew 27:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And he said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they kept shouting all the more, saying, “Crucify Him!”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the governor said, What evil then has he done? But they cried more than ever, saying, Let him be crucified.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, he, said—Indeed! what evil hath he done? But, they, vehemently, were crying aloud, saying—Let him be crucified!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the governor said, 'Why, what evil did he?' and they were crying out the more, saying, 'Let be crucified.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the Gouernour said, Why, what euil hath he done? But they cried out ye more, saying, Let him be crucified.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Pilatos saith to them, Why, what evil hath he done? But they clamoured the more, and said, Let him be crucified!
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— The president said to them: But what hath he done, that is evil? And they cried out the more, and said: Let him be crucified.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
governor 2232
{2232} Prime
ἡγεμών
hegemon
{hayg-em-ohn'}
From G2233; a leader, that is, chief person (or figuratively place) of a province.
said, 5346
{5346} Prime
φημί
phemi
{fay-mee'}
Properly the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one's thoughts, that is, speak or say.
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
Why, 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
what 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
evil 2556
{2556} Prime
κακός
kakos
{kak-os'}
Apparently a primary word; worthless (intrinsically such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious.
hath he done? 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
they x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
cried out 2896
{2896} Prime
κράζω
krazo
{krad'-zo}
A primary verb; properly to 'croak' (as a raven) or scream, that is, (generally) to call aloud (shriek, exclaim, intreat).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
the more, 4057
{4057} Prime
περισσῶς
perissos
{per-is-soce'}
Adverb from G4053; superabundantly.
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Let him be crucified. 4717
{4717} Prime
σταυρόω
stauroo
{stow-ro'-o}
From G4716; to impale on the cross; figuratively to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness.
z5682
<5682> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 40
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 27:11-26.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 27:11-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Why:

Genesis 37:18-19 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. ... And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
1 Samuel 19:3-15 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou [art], and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee. ... And Saul sent the messengers [again] to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.
1 Samuel 20:31-33 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die. ... And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.
1 Samuel 22:14-19 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who [is so] faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house? ... And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.

But:

Matthew 21:38-39 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. ... And they caught him, and cast [him] out of the vineyard, and slew [him].
Acts 7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
Acts 17:5-7 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. ... Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, [one] Jesus.
Acts 21:28-31 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all [men] every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place. ... And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
Acts 22:22-23 And they gave him audience unto this word, and [then] lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a [fellow] from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live. ... And as they cried out, and cast off [their] clothes, and threw dust into the air,
Acts 23:10 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring [him] into the castle.
Acts 23:12-15 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. ... Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
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Gn 37:18. 1S 19:3; 20:31; 22:14. Mt 21:38. Ac 7:57; 17:5; 21:28; 22:22; 23:10, 12.

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