John 19 ©

1 Jesus is scourged, crowned with thorns, mocked, and buffeted by the soldiers. 4 Pilate declareth his innocence: the Jews charge him with assuming the title of the Son of God. 8 Pilate upon further examination is more desirous to release him, but overcome with the clamours of the Jews delivereth him to be crucified. 17 He is led to Golgotha, and crucified between two malefactors. 19 Pilate's inscription on his cross. 23 The soldiers part his garments. 25 He commendeth his mother to John; 28 receiveth vinegar to drink, and dieth. 31 The legs of the others are broken, and the side of Jesus pierced. 38 Joseph of Arimathaea beggeth his body, and assisted by Nicodemus burieth it.


THEN aPilate therefore took Jesus, and *scourged him.


And the soldiers platted ba crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him ca purple robe,

c v.5.

And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.


Pilate therefore dwent forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that eI find no fault in him.


Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!


fWhen the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him : for I find no fault in him.


The Jews answered him, gWe have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.


¶When Pilate therefore heard that saying, hhe was the more afraid;


And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? iBut Jesus gave him no answer.


Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? jknowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?


Jesus answered, kThou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were lgiven thee from above: therefore mhe that delivered me unto thee hath the ngreater sin.


And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, oIf thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.


pWhen Pilate therefore heard that saying, qhe brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

q v.9.

And it was rthe preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!


sBut they cried out, *Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, tWe have no king but Caesar.


uThen delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.


And he vbearing his cross went wforth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:


xWhere they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.


yAnd Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.


This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and zit was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.


Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.


Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.


aThen the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was bwithout seam, 1woven from the top throughout.


They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, cThey parted my *raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.


dNow there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of 2Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.


When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, ewhom he loved, he saith unto his mother, fWoman, behold thy son!

f ch. 2.4.

Then saith he to the disciple, gBehold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his hown home.


¶After this, Jesus knowing ithat all things were now accomplished, jthat the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.


kNow there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.


When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, lIt is finished: and mhe bowed his head, and *gave up the ghost.


The Jews therefore, because it was the npreparation, othat the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an phigh day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.


Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.


But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:


But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out qblood and water.


rAnd he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, sthat ye might believe.


For these things were done, tthat the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.


And again another scripture saith, uThey shall look on him whom they pierced.


vAnd after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but wsecretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.


And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus xby night, and brought ya mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred zpound weight.

x ch. 3.1,2; 7.50.

Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in alinen clothes with the spices, as the *manner of the Jews is to bury.


Now in the place where he was crucified there was a bgarden; and in the garden ca new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.


dThere laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.