But keep me in mind when things go well for you. Be sure to extend kindness to me by remembering me to Pharaoh. Bring me out of this prison,
By your sword you'll live; but you'll serve your brother. But when you've become restless, you'll break off his yoke from your neck."
and may God Almighty cause the man to show compassion toward you. May he send all of you back, including your other brother and Benjamin. Now as for me, if I lose my children, I lose them."
and said, "Let me go, because the dawn has come." "I won't let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me."
Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Distress will quickly be set free. He won't die in the Pit, nor will he lack food."
So Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to speak to me? You realize, don't you, that I have the authority to release you and the authority to crucify you?"
At every festival the governor had a custom of releasing to the crowd any prisoner whom they wanted.
At every festival, Pilate would release any one prisoner whom the people requested.
But you have a custom that I release one person for you at Passover. Do you want me to release for you the king of the Jews?"
But Pilate wanted to let Jesus go, so he appealed to them again,
So when the people had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which man do you want me to release for you Barabbas, or Jesus who is called "the Messiah'?"
So the governor asked them, "Which of the two men do you want me to release for you?" "Barabbas!" they replied.
Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to release the king of the Jews for you?"
Then he spoke to them a third time: "What has he done wrong? I have found nothing in him worthy of death. So I will punish him and let him go."
From then on, Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, "If you release this fellow, you're not a friend of Caesar! Anyone who claims to be a king is defying Caesar!"
When he arrested Peter, Herod put him in prison and turned him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, planning to bring him out to the people after Passover season.
Agrippa told Festus, "This man could have been set free if he hadn't appealed to the emperor."
They examined me and wanted to let me go because there was no reason for me to receive the death penalty in my case.
Women received their dead raised back to life. Other people were brutally tortured, but refused to be ransomed, so that they might gain a better resurrection.