Acts 3:14
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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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The Holy One ... - See Psalm 16:10. Compare the notes on Acts 2:27.

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.

Acts 3:14 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Servant of the Lord
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Watching the Horizon
"Thy Kingdom Come." "Thou art coming! We are waiting With a hope that cannot fail; Asking not the day or hour, Resting on Thy word of power, Anchored safe within the veil. Time appointed may be long, But the vision must be sure: Certainty shall make us strong, Joyful patience must endure. "O the joy to see Thee reigning, Thee, my own beloved Lord! Every tongue Thy name confessing, Worship, honour, glory, blessing, Brought to Thee with glad accord! Thee, my Master and my Friend, Vindicated and enthroned!
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

Christ Rightly and Properly Said to have Merited Grace and Salvation for Us.
1. Christ not only the minister, but also the author and prince of salvation. Divine grace not obscured by this mode of expression. The merit of Christ not opposed to the mercy of God, but depends upon it. 2. The compatibility of the two proved by various passages of Scripture. 3. Christ by his obedience truly merited divine grace for us. 4. This grace obtained by the shedding of Christ's blood, and his obedience even unto death. 5. In this way he paid our ransom. 6. The presumptuous manner in which
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

An Ox in the Congregation
Friday, July 10.--I rode to London and preached at Short's Gardens on "the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth" [Acts 3:6]. Sunday, 12. While I was showing, at Charles' Square, what it is "to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God" [see Micah 6:8], a great shout began. Many of the rabble had brought an ox, which they were vehemently laboring to drive among the people. But their labor was in vain; for in spite of them all, he ran round and round, one way and the other, and at length
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Matthew 27:20
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.

Mark 1:24
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!"

Mark 15:11
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead.

Luke 23:18
But they cried out all together, saying, "Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!"

Luke 23:25
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.

John 16:10
and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me;

John 18:40
So they cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.

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