John 18:36
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English Standard Version
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

King James Bible
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

American Standard Version
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence.

English Revised Version
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Weymouth New Testament
"My kingdom," replied Jesus, "does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my subjects would have resolutely fought to save me from being delivered up to the Jews. But, as a matter of fact, my kingdom has not this origin."

John 18:36 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Servants (ὑπηρέται)

Only in this passage in the Gospels, of Christians. Compare Acts 13:5; 1 Corinthians 4:1. Corresponding with Christ as a king.

Fight (ἠγωνίζοντο)

The imperfect tense, denoting action in progress: would now be striving.

John 18:36 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and before Christ Jesus...

My kingdom is.

John 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king...

John 8:15 You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

Psalm 45:3-7 Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty...

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...

Daniel 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him...

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

Luke 12:14 And he said to him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

Luke 17:20,21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said...

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Colossians 1:12-14 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light...

then.

John 18:11 Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up your sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Cross References
Matthew 26:53
Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?

Luke 17:21
nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or 'There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you."

John 6:15
Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

John 18:35
Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?"

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