Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why go you about to kill me?…
Note the ineffable self-complacency of spiritual ignorance and pride. Although His miracles made Him famous, yet they neither know nor desired to know His real nature.
1. Knowing God's power, they would not have resisted His Son.
2. Knowing God's justice, they would not have rejected His warnings.
3. Knowing God's mercy, they would not have grieved His Spirit.
4. Knowing God's wisdom, they would not have trusted their folly. So far from knowing, they have never carefully inquired into His life and birth. Indeed, they did not know that He was born at Bethlehem. Had they known Him, they would not have felt angry at Sabbath healing.
(W. H. Van Doren, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?