New American Standard Bible
nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish."
King James Bible
Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
Darby Bible Translation
nor consider that it is profitable for you that one man die for the people, and not that the whole nation perish.
World English Bible
nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish."
Young's Literal Translation
nor reason that it is good for us that one man may die for the people, and not the whole nation perish.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It is expedient for us - It is better for us. Literally, "It is profitable for us."
That one man should die - Jesus they regarded as promoting sedition, and as exposing the nation, if he was successful, to the vengeance of the Romans, John 11:48. If he was put to death they supposed the people would be safe. This is all, doubtless, that he meant by his dying for the people. He did not himself intend to speak of his dying as an atonement or a sacrifice; but his words might also express that, and, though he was unconscious of it, he was expressing a real truth. In the sense in which he intended it there was no truth in the observation, nor occasion for it, but in the sense which the words might convey there was real and most important truth. It was expedient, it was infinitely desirable, that Jesus should die for that people, and for all others, to save them from perishing.
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Jesus wept.--JOHN 11:35. A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.--We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities.--It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.--Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks …
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"If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people.
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