Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
For the law was given through Moses; [but] God's favor and truth came through Jesus Christ.
"Do not think that I will accuse you [of wrongdoing] before the Father; Moses, on whom you have set your hope [i.e., you base your acceptance with God on the promises found in Moses' writings], he is the one who accuses you [i.e., in his writings].
Then they began ridiculing him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are Moses' disciples.
This is the man who was with our forefathers and with the assembly [of Hebrews] in the wilderness [after] the angel had spoken to him at Mt. Sinai. He [is the one] who received the living messages [from God at Mt. Sinai] and gave them to us.
What then is [the benefit of] the law of Moses? It was introduced [as part of God's revelation] in order to define what sin was, until the seed [i.e., Jesus] would come, to whom the promise [of never ending life] was made. The law of Moses was ordained through [the medium of] angels and [delivered] through the hand of an intermediary [i.e., Moses].
For Jesus has been considered deserving of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself.
saying, "The experts in the law of Moses and the Pharisees teach by the authority of Moses.
For all those people [i.e., Gentiles] who have sinned without [knowing] the law of Moses will also be lost without [knowing] that law. And all those people [i.e., Jews] who have sinned under [the authority] of the law of Moses will be judged by [the requirements of] that law.
as it is written [Psa. 14:1ff; 53:1ff], "No one [always] does what is right; not even one person.
For not even those who practice circumcision comply with [the requirements of] the law of Moses, yet they want you to be circumcised so they can take credit for this physical evidence [of your compliance with the law of Moses].
Some of the people of Jerusalem said [about Jesus], "Is not this person the one they are trying to kill?
So, for this reason the Jews began persecuting Jesus, because He did these [kinds of] things on the Sabbath day.
Then the Jews again picked up stones [intending] to stone Him.
So, from that day onward, the Jewish authorities began plotting [how] to kill Jesus.
But the Pharisees left and began discussing together how they could arrange to kill Him.
But when the tenant farmers saw the son, they said to one another, 'This is the heir [to the vineyard]. Come on, let us kill him so we can take over his inheritance.'
Then He said to the Pharisees, "Is it permissible by the law of Moses to do something good, or something harmful on the Sabbath day? To save a life or to kill it?" But they did not reply.