But they kept saying, "This must not happen during the festival. Otherwise, there'll be a riot among the people."
because they kept saying, "This must not happen during the festival. Otherwise, there'll be a riot among the people."
Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves."
Now about that time a great commotion broke out concerning the Way.
But the Jewish leaders became jealous, and they took some contemptible characters who used to hang out in the public square, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. They attacked Jason's home and searched it for Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the people.
The city was filled with confusion, and the people rushed into the theater together, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's fellow travelers from Macedonia.
Meanwhile, some were shouting one thing and some another, since the crowd was confused, and most of them didn't know why they were meeting.
because we are in danger of being charged with rioting today, and there is no good reason we can give to justify this commotion."
When Jesus came to the official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,
He entered the house and asked them, "Why all this confusion and crying? The child isn't dead. She's sleeping."