Acts 13:28
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New International Version
Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

New Living Translation
They found no legal reason to execute him, but they asked Pilate to have him killed anyway.

English Standard Version
And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

Berean Study Bible
And though they found no ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have Him executed.

Berean Literal Bible
And having found no cause of death, they begged Pilate to put Him to death.

New American Standard Bible
"And though they found no ground for putting Him to death, they asked Pilate that He be executed.

King James Bible
And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though they found no grounds for the death penalty, they asked Pilate to have Him killed.

International Standard Version
Although they found no reason to sentence him to death, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

NET Bible
Though they found no basis for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

New Heart English Bible
Though they found no cause for death, they still asked Pilate to have him killed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they found no cause of death, they asked Pilatus to kill him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although they couldn't find any good reason to kill him, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

New American Standard 1977
“And though they found no ground for putting Him to death, they asked Pilate that He be executed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And without finding cause of death in him, yet they asked Pilate that he should be slain.

King James 2000 Bible
And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

American King James Version
And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

American Standard Version
And though they found no cause of death in him , yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And finding no cause of death in him, they desired of Pilate, that they might kill him.

Darby Bible Translation
And having found no cause of death [in him], they begged of Pilate that he might be slain.

English Revised Version
And though they found no cause of death in him, yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain.

Webster's Bible Translation
And though they found no cause of death in him, yet they desired Pilate that he should be put to death.

Weymouth New Testament
Without having found Him guilty of any capital offence they urged Pilate to have Him put to death;

World English Bible
Though they found no cause for death, they still asked Pilate to have him killed.

Young's Literal Translation
and no cause of death having found, they did ask of Pilate that he should be slain,
Study Bible
In Pisidian Antioch
27The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning Him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. 28And though they found no ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have Him executed. 29When they had carried out all that was written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:22
"What then should I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify Him!"

Matthew 27:23
"Why?" asked Pilate. "What has He done wrong?" But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify Him!"

Mark 15:13
And they shouted back, "Crucify Him!"

Mark 15:14
"Why?" asked Pilate. "What has He done wrong?" But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify Him!"

Luke 23:21
but they kept shouting, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"

John 19:15
At this, they shouted, "Away with Him! Away with Him! Crucify Him!" "Shall I crucify your King?" Pilate asked. "We have no king but Caesar," replied the chief priests.

Acts 3:14
You rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
Treasury of Scripture

And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

Acts 3:13,14 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, …

Matthew 27:19,22-25 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, …

Mark 15:13-15 And they cried out again, Crucify him…

Luke 23:4,5,14-16,21-25 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no …

John 18:38 Pilate said to him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he …

John 19:4,12-16 Pilate therefore went forth again, and said to them, Behold, I bring …

(28) And though they found no cause of death in him.--Technically, the Sanhedrin had condemned our Lord on the charge of blasphemy (Matthew 26:66), but they had been unable to prove the charge by any adequate evidence (Matthew 26:60), and finally condemned him by extorting words from His own lips. When they came before Pilate they shrank at first from urging that accusation, and contented themselves with stating in general terms that they had condemned Him as a malefactor (John 18:30); though afterwards, as if seeking to terrify the wavering governor, they added that by their law He ought to die because He made Himself the Son of God (John 19:7), and that by making Himself a king He spake against the emperor (John 19:12).

Verse 28. - Asked they of for desired they, A.V. The narrative of this verse is exactly that of Luke 23:4, 5, 14-23. And though they found no cause of death in him,.... That is, no crime that deserved death; they sought for such, but could find none; they suborned false witnesses, who brought charges against him, but could not support them; wherefore Pilate, his judge, several times declared his innocence, and would have discharged him:

yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain; they were urgent and importunate with him, that he would order him to be put to death; the power of life and death being then in the hands of the Romans; the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions read, "that they might slay him"; and the Arabic version, "that he might slay him"; and the Ethiopic version renders the whole quite contrary to the sense, "and they gave power to Pilate to hang him"; whereas the power of putting him to death was in Pilate, and not in them: and therefore they were pressing upon him, that he would order his execution, notwithstanding his innocence. 28. found no cause of death—though they sought it (Mt 26:59, 60).13:14-31 When we come together to worship God, we must do it, not only by prayer and praise, but by the reading and hearing of the word of God. The bare reading of the Scriptures in public assemblies is not enough; they should be expounded, and the people exhorted out of them. This is helping people in doing that which is necessary to make the word profitable, to apply it to themselves. Every thing is touched upon in this sermon, which might best prevail with Jews to receive and embrace Christ as the promised Messiah. And every view, however short or faint, of the Lord's dealings with his church, reminds us of his mercy and long-suffering, and of man's ingratitude and perverseness. Paul passes from David to the Son of David, and shows that this Jesus is his promised Seed; a Saviour to do that for them, which the judges of old could not do, to save them from their sins, their worst enemies. When the apostles preached Christ as the Saviour, they were so far from concealing his death, that they always preached Christ crucified. Our complete separation from sin, is represented by our being buried with Christ. But he rose again from the dead, and saw no corruption: this was the great truth to be preached.
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