New International Version
"If he were not a criminal," they replied, "we would not have handed him over to you."
King James Bible
They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
Darby Bible Translation
They answered and said to him, If this [man] were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up to thee.
World English Bible
They answered him, "If this man weren't an evildoer, we wouldn't have delivered him up to you."
Young's Literal Translation
they answered and said to him, 'If he were not an evil doer, we had not delivered him to thee.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If he were not a malefactor - So they did not wish to make Pilate the judge, but the executor of the sentence which they had already illegally passed.
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God hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.--I THES. 2:12. My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, . . . but now is my kingdom not from hence.--Expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.--Thou hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.--I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and …
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Peter's Denial and Repentance.
So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What charges are you bringing against this man?"
Pilate said, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." "But we have no right to execute anyone," they objected.
2 Timothy 2:9
for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.
1 Peter 4:15
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
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