New International Version
The Jewish leaders insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God."
King James Bible
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and according to [our] law he ought to die, because he made himself Son of God.
World English Bible
The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."
Young's Literal Translation
the Jews answered him, 'We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, for he made himself Son of God.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We have a law - In Leviticus 24:14-16, we find that blasphemers of God were to be put to death; and the chief priests having charged Jesus with blasphemy, they therefore voted that he deserved to die. See Matthew 26:65, Matthew 26:66. They might refer also to the law against false prophets, Deuteronomy 18:20.
The Son of God - It is certain that the Jews understood this in a very peculiar sense. When Christ called himself the Son of God, they understood it to imply positive equality to the Supreme Being: and, if they were wrong, our Lord never attempted to correct them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFebruary 20 Morning
He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied.--ISA. 53:11. Jesus . . . said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.--He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.--To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
February 17 Morning
Joseph and Nicodemus
The Fifth Word
anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God."
What do you think?" "He is worthy of death," they answered.
For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
"We are not stoning you for any good work," they replied, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."
When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,
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