But they said, It must not be during the Feast, for fear that there will be a riot among the people.
For they kept saying, It must not be during the Feast, for fear that there might be a riot of the people.
So when Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but rather that a riot was about to break out, he took water and washed his hands in the presence of the crowd, saying, I am not guilty of nor responsible for this righteous Man's blood; see to it yourselves.
But as time went on, there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way [of the Lord].
But the unbelieving Jews were aroused to jealousy, and, getting hold of some wicked men (ruffians and rascals) and loungers in the marketplace, they gathered together a mob, set the town in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring [Paul and Silas] out to the people.
Then the city was filled with confusion; and they rushed together into the amphitheater, dragging along with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were fellow travelers with Paul.
Now some shouted one thing and some another, for the gathering was in a tumult and most of them did not know why they had come together.
For we are in danger of being called to render an account and of being accused of rioting because of [this commotion] today, there being no reason that we can offer to justify this disorder.
And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making an uproar and din,
And when He had gone in, He said to them, Why do you make an uproar and weep? The little girl is not dead but is sleeping.