“Not during the festival,” they said, “so there won’t be rioting among the people.”
“Not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be rioting among the people.”
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. See to it yourselves!”
During that time there was a major disturbance about the Way.
But the Jews became jealous, and they brought together some scoundrels from the marketplace, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. Attacking Jason’s house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly.
So the city was filled with confusion, and they rushed all together into the amphitheater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul’s traveling companions.
Meanwhile, some were shouting one thing and some another, because the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together.
In fact, we run a risk of being charged with rioting for what happened today, since there is no justification that we can give as a reason for this disorderly gathering.”
When Jesus came to the leader’s house, He saw the flute players and a crowd lamenting loudly.
He went in and said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.”