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Luke 23:16

16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.a

Read Luke 23:16 Using Other Translations

I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
I will therefore punish and release him."
So I will have him flogged, and then I will release him.”

What does Luke 23:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 23:16

I will therefore chastise him
Give him some correction, as by scourging, or beating with rods: this he proposed, not because he thought him deserving of it, but in complaisance to the Jews; since it would look as if their charges were not altogether weak and groundless; and that Jesus was not entirely innocent: this would carry a show of guilt and punishment, and he hoped this might be thought sufficient, and so he should please them, and save Jesus from dying, which he much desired: and release him; from his bonds, and let him go.

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