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John 18:14

    John 18:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It was Caiaphas who had said to the Jews that it was in their interest for one man to be put to death for the people.

    Webster's Revision

    Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

    World English Bible

    Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now Caiaphas was he which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 18:14

    Caiaphas was he which gave counsel, etc. - Therefore he was an improper person to sit in judgment on Christ, whom he had prejudged and precondemned: see on John 11:50-52 (note). But Christ must not be treated according to the rules of justice: if he had, he could not have been put to death.

    Barnes' Notes on John 18:14

    Which gave counsel ... - John 11:49-50. This is referred to here, probably, to show how little prospect there was that Jesus would have justice done him in the hands of a man who had already pronounced on the case.