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; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
"Do not suppose that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you, namely Moses, on whom your hope rests.
Then they railed at him, and said, "You are that man's disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
This is he who was among the Congregation in the Desert, together with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai and with our forefathers, who received ever-living utterances to hand on to us.
Why then was the Law given? It was imposed later on for the sake of defining sin, until the seed should come to whom God had made the promise; and its details were laid down by a mediator with the help of angels.
For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, in so far as he who has built a house has higher honour than the house itself.
"The Scribes," He said, "and the Pharisees sit in the chair of Moses.
For all who have sinned apart from the Law will also perish apart from the Law, and all who have sinned whilst living under the Law, will be judged by the Law.
Thus it stands written, "There is not one righteous man.
For these very men do not really keep the Law of Moses, but they would have you receive circumcision in order that they may glory in *your* bodies.
Some however of the people of Jerusalem said, "Is not this the man they are wanting to kill?
and on this account the Jews began to persecute Jesus--because He did these things on the Sabbath.
Again the Jews brought stones with which to stone Him.
So from that day forward they planned and schemed in order to put Him to death.
But the Pharisees after leaving the synagogue consulted together against Him, how they might destroy Him.
"But the vine-dressers, when they saw the son, said to one another, "'Here is the heir: come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.'
Then He asked them, "Are we allowed to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil? to save a life, or to destroy one?" They remained silent.