16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.[1] "

Other Translations of Luke 23:16

King James Version

16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

English Standard Version

16 I will therefore punish and release him."Here, or after verse 19, some manuscripts add verse 17: Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival

The Message

16 I'm going to warn him to watch his step and let him go."

New King James Version

16 I will therefore chastise Him and release Him"

New Living Translation

16 So I will have him flogged, and then I will release him."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 23:16

Commentary on Luke 23:13-25

(Read Luke 23:13-25)

The fear of man brings many into this snare, that they will do an unjust thing, against their consciences, rather than get into trouble. Pilate declares Jesus innocent, and has a mind to release him; yet, to please the people, he would punish him as an evil-doer. If no fault be found in him, why chastise him? Pilate yielded at length; he had not courage to go against so strong a stream. He delivered Jesus to their will, to be crucified.