But they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise a riot might occur among the people."
for they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people."
When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."
About that time there occurred no small disturbance concerning the Way.
But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia.
So then, some were shouting one thing and some another, for the assembly was in confusion and the majority did not know for what reason they had come together.
"For indeed we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today's events, since there is no real cause for it, and in this connection we will be unable to account for this disorderly gathering."
When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,
And entering in, He said to them, "Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep."