Luke 23:16

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

Luke 23:16 in Other Translations

16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
16 I will therefore punish and release him."
16 So I will have him flogged, and then I will release him.”
16 I'm going to warn him to watch his step and let him go."
16 Therefore I will have Him whipped; to discipline or "teach a lesson"; 1 Kg 12:11 , 14 LXX; 2 Ch 10:11 , 14 ; perhaps a way of referring to the Roman scourging; Lat flagellatio and [then] release Him." [

Luke 23:16 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Luke 23:16 In-Context

14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.
15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. ”
18 But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!”

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 22; Matthew 27:26; John 19:1; Acts 16:37; 2 Corinthians 11:23,24

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 27:15 and Mark 15:6.
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