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John 19:7

    John 19:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Jews made answer, We have a law, and by that law it is right for him to be put to death because he said he was the Son of God.

    Webster's Revision

    The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he made himself the 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

    Definitions for John 19:7

    Ought - Any one; any thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 19:7

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on John 19:7

    We have a law - The law respecting blasphemy, Leviticus 24:16; Deuteronomy 13:1-5. They had arraigned Jesus on that charge before the Sanhedrin, and condemned him for it, Matthew 26:63-65. But this was not the charge on which they had arraigned him before Pilate. They had accused him of sedition, Luke 23:2. On this charge they were now convinced that they could not get Pilate to condemn him. He declared him innocent. Still bent on his ruin, and resolved to gain their purpose, they now, contrary to their first intention, adduced the original accusation on which they had already pronounced him guilty. If they could not obtain his condemnation as a rebel, they now sought it as a blasphemer, and they appealed to Pilate to sanction what they believed was required in their law. Thus, to Pilate himself it became more manifest that he was innocent, that they had attempted to deceive him, and that the charge on which they had arraigned him was a mere pretence to obtain his sanction to their wicked design.

    Made himself - Declared himself, or claimed to be.

    The Son of God - The law did not forbid this, but it forbade blasphemy, and they considered the assumption of this title as the same as blasphemy John 10:30, John 10:33, John 10:36, and therefore condemned him.

    Wesley's Notes on John 19:7

    19:7 By our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God - Which they understood in the highest sense, and therefore accounted blasphemy.