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Acts 3:14

    Acts 3:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted to you;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted unto you,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But you would have nothing to do with the Holy and Upright One, and made request for a man of blood to be given to you,

    Webster's Revision

    But ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted unto you,

    World English Bible

    But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted unto you,

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 3:14

    Ye denied the Holy One - Τον ἁγιον. A manifest reference to Psalm 16:10 : Thou wilt not suffer thy Holy One to see corruption; where the original word חסידיך Chasideyca, thy Holy One, is translated by the Septuagint, τον Ὁσιον σου, a word of the same import with that used by Peter.

    And desired a murderer - Barabbas: the case must have been fresh in their own remembrance. Like cleaves to like, and begets its like: they were murderers themselves, and so Christ calls them, Matthew 22:7, and they preferred a murderer to the holy and righteous One of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 3:14

    The Holy One ... - See Psalm 16:10. Compare the notes on Acts 2:27.

    And the Just - The word "just" here denotes "innocent," or "one who was free from crime." It is properly used in reference to law, and denotes "one who stands upright in the view of the law, or who is not chargeable with crime." In this sense, the Lord Jesus was not only personally innocent, but even before his judges he stood unconvicted of any crime. The crime charged on him at first was blasphemy Matthew 26:65, and on this charge the Sanhedrin had condemned him without proof. But of this charge Pilate would not take cognizance, and hence, before him they charged him with sedition, Luke 23:2. Neither of these charges were made out, and of course, in the eye of the law, he was innocent and just. It greatly aggravated their crime that they demanded his death still, even after it was ascertained that they could prove nothing against him, thus showing that it was mere hatred and malice that led them to seek his death.

    And desired a murderer - Matthew 27:21.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 3:14

    3:14 Ye renounced the Holy One - Whom God had marked out as such; and the Just One - Even in the judgment of Pilate.