Matthew 27:25
New International Version
All the people answered, "His blood is on us and on our children!"

New Living Translation
And all the people yelled back, "We will take responsibility for his death--we and our children!"

English Standard Version
And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”

Berean Study Bible
All the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”

Berean Literal Bible
And all the people answering said, "His blood be on us, and on our children."

New American Standard Bible
And all the people said, "His blood shall be on us and on our children!"

King James Bible
Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Christian Standard Bible
All the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"

Contemporary English Version
Everyone answered, "We and our own families will take the blame for his death!"

Good News Translation
The whole crowd answered, "Let the responsibility for his death fall on us and on our children!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"

International Standard Version
All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and our children!"

NET Bible
In reply all the people said, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"

New Heart English Bible
All the people answered, "May his blood be on us, and on our children."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the people answered, and they said, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the people answered, "The responsibility for killing him will rest on us and our children."

New American Standard 1977
And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then all the people answered and said, His blood be on us and on our children.

King James 2000 Bible
Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

American King James Version
Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

American Standard Version
And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and our children.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the people answering said, His blood [be] on us and on our children.

English Revised Version
And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Weymouth New Testament
"His blood," replied all the people, "be on us and on our children!"

World English Bible
All the people answered, "May his blood be on us, and on our children!"

Young's Literal Translation
and all the people answering said, 'His blood is upon us, and upon our children!'
Study Bible
Pilate Washes his Hands
24When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but that instead a riot was breaking out, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “You bear the responsibility.” 25All the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” 26So Pilate released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged and handed Him over to be crucified.…
Cross References
Joshua 2:19
If anyone goes out the doors of your house into the street, his blood will be on his own head, and we will be innocent. But if a hand is laid on anyone with you in the house, his blood will be on our heads.

Acts 5:28
"We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us responsible for this man's blood."

Acts 18:6
But when they opposed and insulted him, he shook out his garments and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

Treasury of Scripture

Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

His.

Matthew 21:44
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Matthew 23:30-37
And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets…

Numbers 35:33
So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

and.

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Ezekiel 18:14
Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,







Lexicon
All
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
λαὸς (laos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

answered,
ἀποκριθεὶς (apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

blood
αἷμα (haima)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

[be] on
ἐφ’ (eph’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

us
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

children!”
τέκνα (tekna)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.
(25) His blood be on us, and on our children.--The passionate hate of the people leads them, as if remembering the words of their own Law, to invert the prayer--which Pilate's act had, it may be, brought to their remembrance--"Lay not innocent blood to Thy people of Israel's charge" (Deuteronomy 21:8), into a defiant imprecation. No more fearful prayer is recorded in the history of mankind; and a natural feeling has led men to see its fulfilment in the subsequent shame and misery that were for centuries the portion of the Jewish people. We have to remember, however, that but a fractional part of the people were present; that some at least of the rulers, such as Joseph of Arimathaea, Nicodemus, and probably Gamaliel, had not consented to the deed of blood (Luke 23:51), and that even in such a case as this it is still true that "the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father" (Ezekiel 18:20), except so far as he consents to it, and reproduces it.

Verse 25. - Then answered all the people. Instigated by the Sanhedrists working insidiously among them, the multitude, now very numerous, respond with fiendish alacrity to Pilate's deprecation. It was a unanimous, a national assumption of guilt, lightly undertaken, terribly vindicated. His blood be on us, and on our children. The consequences of this condemnation, be they what they may, we are willing to suffer. Let God visit it, if he will. upon us and our children; we and they will cheerfully bear the penalty. A mad and impious imprecation. the fulfilment of which quickly commenced, and has continued unto this day. The terrible events connected with the destruction of Jerusalem, the overthrow of the theocracy, and the eighteen centuries of exile and dispersion, bear witness to the reality of the vengeance thus wantonly invoked. "As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them" (Psalm 140:9). 27:11-25 Having no malice against Jesus, Pilate urged him to clear himself, and laboured to get him discharged. The message from his wife was a warning. God has many ways of giving checks to sinners, in their sinful pursuits, and it is a great mercy to have such checks from Providence, from faithful friends, and from our own consciences. O do not this abominable thing which the Lord hates! is what we may hear said to us, when we are entering into temptation, if we will but regard it. Being overruled by the priests, the people made choice of Barabbas. Multitudes who choose the world, rather than God, for their ruler and portion, thus choose their own delusions. The Jews were so bent upon the death of Christ, that Pilate thought it would be dangerous to refuse. And this struggle shows the power of conscience even on the worst men. Yet all was so ordered to make it evident that Christ suffered for no fault of his own, but for the sins of his people. How vain for Pilate to expect to free himself from the guilt of the innocent blood of a righteous person, whom he was by his office bound to protect! The Jews' curse upon themselves has been awfully answered in the sufferings of their nation. None could bear the sin of others, except Him that had no sin of his own to answer for. And are we not all concerned? Is not Barabbas preferred to Jesus, when sinners reject salvation that they may retain their darling sins, which rob God of his glory, and murder their souls? The blood of Christ is now upon us for good, through mercy, by the Jews' rejection of it. O let us flee to it for refuge!
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