Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. Bible see other translations

“persuaded.” The Greek word is peithō, to persuade, have confidence in. Zodhiates does a very good job defining this word.a It sometimes gets translated “trust” but we have stayed away from that translation and stayed with “persuaded.” It also gets translated “obey,” but that is not technically correct, and especially in Hebrews 13:17 (“obey your leaders”) it gets misused. We have left it “obey” in James 3:3, because although the horse’s bit does allow us to persuade it, “obey” is more understandable in the context.

Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament.

Commentary for: Matthew 27:20