John 18:30
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New International Version
"If he were not a criminal," they replied, "we would not have handed him over to you."

King James Bible
They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.

Darby Bible Translation
They answered and said to him, If this [man] were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up to thee.

World English Bible
They answered him, "If this man weren't an evildoer, we wouldn't have delivered him up to you."

Young's Literal Translation
they answered and said to him, 'If he were not an evil doer, we had not delivered him to thee.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If he were not a malefactor - So they did not wish to make Pilate the judge, but the executor of the sentence which they had already illegally passed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If.

John 19:12 And from thereafter Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this man go, you are not Caesar's friend...

Mark 15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

Luke 20:19-26 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people...

Luke 23:2-5 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar...

delivered.

Mark 10:33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes...

Luke 24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Son Jesus; whom you delivered up...

Library
March 24 Evening
God hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.--I THES. 2:12. My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, . . . but now is my kingdom not from hence.--Expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.--Thou hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.--I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Art Thou a King?
'Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this Man? They answered and said unto him, If He were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered Him up unto thee. Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye Him, and judge Him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

The Arrest.
"When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the brook Kidron, where was a garden, into the which He entered, Himself and His disciples. Now Judas also, which betrayed Him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with His disciples. Judas then, having received the band of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went
Marcus Dods—The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II

Peter's Denial and Repentance.
"So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound Him, and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, which was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; but Peter was standing
Marcus Dods—The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II

Cross References
John 18:29
So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What charges are you bringing against this man?"

John 18:31
Pilate said, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." "But we have no right to execute anyone," they objected.

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.

1 Peter 4:15
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.

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