New Living Translation
The Jewish leaders replied, "By our law he ought to die because he called himself the Son of God."
King James Bible
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, because he made himself Son of God.
World English Bible
The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."
Young's Literal Translation
the Jews answered him, 'We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, for he made himself Son of God.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:7 By our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God - Which they understood in the highest sense, and therefore accounted blasphemy.
LibraryChrist's Finished and Unfinished Work
'Jesus ... said, It is finished.'--JOHN xix. 30. 'He said unto me, It is done.'--REV. xxi. 6. One of these sayings was spoken from the Cross, the other from the Throne. The Speaker of both is the same. In the one, His voice 'then shook the earth,' as the rending rocks testified; in the other, His voice 'will shake not the earth only but also heaven'; for 'new heavens and a new earth' accompanied the proclamation. In the one, like some traveller ready to depart, who casts a final glance over his preparations, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
Christ Our Passover
The Grave in a Garden
Anyone who blasphemes the Name of the LORD must be stoned to death by the whole community of Israel. Any native-born Israelite or foreigner among you who blasphemes the Name of the LORD must be put to death.
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!
But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I demand in the name of the living God--tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God."
What is your verdict?" "Guilty!" they shouted. "He deserves to die!"
So the Jewish leaders tried all the harder to find a way to kill him. For he not only broke the Sabbath, he called God his Father, thereby making himself equal with God.
They replied, "We're stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God."
When Pilate heard this, he was more frightened than ever.
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