New International Version
You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.
King James Bible
Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
Darby Bible Translation
ye have condemned, ye have killed the just; he does not resist you.
World English Bible
You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous one. He doesn't resist you.
Young's Literal Translation
ye did condemn -- ye did murder the righteous one, he doth not resist you.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you - Several by τον δικαιον, the just one, understand Jesus Christ, who is so called, Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52; Acts 22:14; but the structure of the sentence, and the connection in which it stands, seem to require that we should consider this as applying to the just or righteous in general, who were persecuted and murdered by those oppressive rich men; and their death was the consequence of their dragging them before the judgment seats, James 2:6, where, having no influence, and none to plead their cause, they were unjustly condemned and executed.
And he doth not resist you. - In this, as in τον δικαιον, the just, there is an enallege of the singular for the plural number. And in the word ουκ αντιτασσεται, he doth not resist, the idea is included of defense in a court of justice. These poor righteous people had none to plead their cause; and if they had it would have been useless, as their oppressors had all power and all influence, and those who sat on these judgment seats were lost to all sense of justice and right. Some think that he doth not resist you should be referred to God; as if he had said, God permits you to go on in this way at present, but he will shortly awake to judgment, and destroy you as enemies of truth and righteousness.
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who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.
And, "But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back."
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
1 Peter 4:18
And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
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