Murderers of Jesus

“When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:” (Matthew 27:1).

Are these people murderers or what? They plotted to kill!! In many countries,the law usually states that a person will be charged with man slaughter without murderous intent, the punishment usually will be lighter than a person who had plotted to kill who are considered murderers.
These people who called themselves priest and elders plotted to kill Let us not be too soon to judge them. As Jesus said on the cross…
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” (Luke 23:34).

Who are the they in this text? I’m curious. ” Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”?

In the site it refers to those who crucify him. Is Jesus referring to the soldiers and the normal ppl or inclusive of the Plotters? http://bible.cc/luke/23-34.htm

In my bible there are the following cross references on “they”

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; ” (Matthew 5:44).

“And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.” (Acts 7:60).

“And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:” (1 Corinthians 4:12).

“And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.” (Acts 3:17).

I suppose the they refers generally to all the people who wanted Jesus dead at that point in time.

Does it matters? Maybe. My pastor useds to say, it is more important of your salvation the debates of who are the “them” and “they”.

Eitherway, if it is important, God will review the importance to us.

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~ by ymsim on 2009/11/02.

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