New American Standard Bible
what do you think?" They answered, "He deserves death!"
King James Bible
What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
Darby Bible Translation
What think ye? And they answering said, He is liable to the penalty of death.
World English Bible
What do you think?" They answered, "He is worthy of death!"
Young's Literal Translation
what think ye?' and they answering said, 'He is worthy of death.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What think ye? - What is your opinion? What sentence do you pronounce? As President of the Sanhedrin he demanded their judgment.
He is guilty of death - This was the form which was used when a criminal was condemned to die. The meaning is, he is guilty of a crime to which the law annexes death. This sentence was used before the Jews became subject to the Romans, when they had the power of inflicting death. After they were subject to the Romans, though the power of inflicting capital punishment" was taken away, yet they retained the form when they expressed their opinion of the guilt of an offender. The law under which they condemned him was that recorded in Leviticus 24:10-16, which sentenced him that was guilty of blasphemy to death by stoning. The chief priests, however, were unwilling to excite a popular tumult by stoning him, and they therefore consulted to deliver him to the Romans to be crucified, "under the authority of the Roman name," and thus to prevent any excitement among the people.
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'Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
"If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
Then the priests and the prophets spoke to the officials and to all the people, saying, "A death sentence for this man! For he has prophesied against this city as you have heard in your hearing."
The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God."
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