New International Version
Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people.
King James Bible
Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
Darby Bible Translation
But it was Caiaphas who counselled the Jews that it was better that one man should perish for the people.
World English Bible
Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people.
Young's Literal Translation
and Caiaphas was he who gave counsel to the Jews, that it is good for one man to perish for the people.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Caiaphas was he which gave counsel, etc. - Therefore he was an improper person to sit in judgment on Christ, whom he had prejudged and precondemned: see on John 11:50-52 (note). But Christ must not be treated according to the rules of justice: if he had, he could not have been put to death.
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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 …
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Peter's Denial and Repentance.
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,
You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish."
Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement. So Paul warned them,
Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on, hoping to reach Phoenix and winter there. This was a harbor in Crete, facing both southwest and northwest.
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