New Living Translation
You rejected this holy, righteous one and instead demanded the release of a murderer.
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,
Acts 3:14 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:14 Ye renounced the Holy One - Whom God had marked out as such; and the Just One - Even in the judgment of Pilate.
LibraryUpon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 1 "And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: And when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: For they shall be comforted." Matt. 5:1-4. 1. Our Lord had now "gone about all Galilee," (Matt. 4:23, ) beginning at the time "when John was cast into prison," (Matt. 4:12, ) not only "teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel …
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Meanwhile, the leading priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas to be released and for Jesus to be put to death.
"Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"
But at this point the leading priests stirred up the crowd to demand the release of Barabbas instead of Jesus.
Then a mighty roar rose from the crowd, and with one voice they shouted, "Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!"
As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished.
Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.
But they shouted back, "No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!" (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)
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