But they said, "Not during the feast, lest a riot occur among the people."
For they said, "Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people."
So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this man. You see to it."
About that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way.
But the Jews, being moved with jealousy, took along some wicked men from the marketplace, and gathering a crowd, set the city in an uproar. Assaulting the house of Jason, they sought to bring them out to the people.
The city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel.
Some therefore shouted one thing, and some another, for the assembly was in confusion. Most of them did not know why they had come together.
For indeed we are in danger of being accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause. Concerning it, we would not be able to give an account of this commotion."
And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd in noisy disorder,
And when he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep.