New American Standard Bible
"But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
King James Bible
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
Darby Bible Translation
But ye denied the holy and righteous one, and asked that a man that was a murderer should be granted to you;
World English Bible
But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
Young's Literal Translation
and ye the Holy and Righteous One did deny, and desired a man -- a murderer -- to be granted to you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the Just - The word "just" here denotes "innocent," or "one who was free from crime." It is properly used in reference to law, and denotes "one who stands upright in the view of the law, or who is not chargeable with crime." In this sense, the Lord Jesus was not only personally innocent, but even before his judges he stood unconvicted of any crime. The crime charged on him at first was blasphemy Matthew 26:65, and on this charge the Sanhedrin had condemned him without proof. But of this charge Pilate would not take cognizance, and hence, before him they charged him with sedition, Luke 23:2. Neither of these charges were made out, and of course, in the eye of the law, he was innocent and just. It greatly aggravated their crime that they demanded his death still, even after it was ascertained that they could prove nothing against him, thus showing that it was mere hatred and malice that led them to seek his death.
And desired a murderer - Matthew 27:21.
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'Unto you first God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, In turning away every one of you from his iniquities.' --ACTS iii. 26. So ended Peter's bold address to the wondering crowd gathered in the Temple courts around him, with his companion John and the lame man whom they had healed. A glance at his words will show how extraordinarily outspoken and courageous they are. He charges home on his hearers the guilt of Christ's death, unfalteringly proclaims His Messiahship, bears witness …
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An Ox in the Congregation
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.
saying, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are-- the Holy One of God!"
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead.
But they cried out all together, saying, "Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!"
And he released the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but he delivered Jesus to their will.
and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me;
So they cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.
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