Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
Can we bring this blood upon ourselves? The murderers of Christ may be amongst ourselves. The means of blessing perverted into a curse. The means of blessing is the blood of Jesus Christ, prefigured by sacrifice. Blood provided must be blood imputed. His blood be on us — this is our salvation. Blood provided, imputed, accepted. It was sin that compassed His death. You then who knowingly continue in sin have identified yourselves with the enemies who killed our Lord. His blood is on you.
(P. B. Power, M. A.).
Parallel VersesKJV: Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
WEB: All the people answered, "May his blood be on us, and on our children!"