Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.
But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.
what think ye? They answered and said, He is worthy of death.
And the whole company of them rose up, and brought him before Pilate.
They answered and said unto him, If this man were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up unto thee.
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
And they gave him audience unto this word; and they lifted up their voice, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.
But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.
And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they besought him,
This man is worthy to die
Then the princes said unto the king, Let this man, we pray thee, be put to death; forasmuch as he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.