John 18:32
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New International Version
This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.

New Living Translation
(This fulfilled Jesus' prediction about the way he would die.)

English Standard Version
This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to show by what kind of death he was going to die.

Berean Study Bible
This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to indicate the kind of death He was to die.

Berean Literal Bible
that word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which He had spoken signifying what death He was about to die.

New American Standard Bible
to fulfill the word of Jesus which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.

King James Bible
That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said this so that Jesus' words might be fulfilled signifying what kind of death He was going to die.

International Standard Version
This was to fulfill what Jesus had said when he indicated the kind of death he was to die.

NET Bible
(This happened to fulfill the word Jesus had spoken when he indicated what kind of death he was going to die.)

New Heart English Bible
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So that the saying may be fulfilled that Yeshua spoke when he revealed by what death he was going to die.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In this way what Jesus had predicted about how he would die came true.

New American Standard 1977
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.

King James 2000 Bible
That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.

American King James Version
That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.

American Standard Version
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he said, signifying what death he should die.

Darby Bible Translation
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.

English Revised Version
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.

Weymouth New Testament
They said this that the words might be fulfilled in which Jesus predicted the kind of death He was to die.

World English Bible
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.

Young's Literal Translation
that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he said, signifying by what death he was about to die.
Study Bible
Jesus Before Pilate
31“You take Him and judge Him by your own Law,” Pilate told them. “We are not permitted to execute anyone,” the Jews replied. 32This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to indicate the kind of death He was to die. 33Pilate went back into the Praetorium, summoned Jesus, and asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”…
Cross References
Matthew 20:19
and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. And on the third day He will be raised to life."

Matthew 26:2
"You know that the Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

Mark 10:33
"Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes. They will condemn Him to death and hand Him over to the Gentiles,

Luke 18:32
He will be handed over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.

John 3:14
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,

John 8:28
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own, but speak exactly what the Father has taught Me.

John 12:32
And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."

John 12:33
He said this to signify the kind of death He was going to die.

John 13:18
I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture: 'The one who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'

John 18:31
"You take Him and judge Him by your own Law," Pilate told them. "We are not permitted to execute anyone," the Jews replied.
Treasury of Scripture

That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.

the saying.

John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must …

John 10:31,33 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him…

John 12:32,33 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me…

Matthew 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to whip, and to …

Matthew 26:2 You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the …

Luke 18:32,33 For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and …

Luke 24:7,8 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful …

Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling on God, and saying, Lord Jesus, …

what.

Deuteronomy 21:23 His body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall in …

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed …

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse …

(32) That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled.--Comp. Note on John 18:9.

Signifying what death he should die.--Better, signifying by what manner of death He should die. (Comp. Note on John 10:32.) For the prediction of the manner of death, comp. John 3:14; John 12:32; and Note on Matthew 20:19. If the Jews had possessed the power to put Him to death, they would have condemned Him on the technical charge of blasphemy, for which the punishment was stoning. (Comp. John 8:59; John 10:31; and Acts 7:51 et seq.) Crucifixion was not a Jewish punishment, and it was in the fact that He was executed, not by Jewish authority and on the charge of blasphemy, but by Roman authority and on a charge of Majestas (high treason), that His own prophecy of the manner of His death was fulfilled.

Verse 32. - In order that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he was about to die. Thus the very political order of the world, the whole process by which Judaea became a Roman province, was part of the wondrous plan by which Jew and Gentile should together offer up the awful sacrifice, and all the world be guilty of the death of its Lord. The manner of the death had been foretold by our Lord. In John 3:14 he spoke of being lifted up (ὑψωθήαι), in John 8:28 he charged the Jews with the intention of so lifting him up to die (ὅταν ὑψώσητε), implying a method of capital punishment which was contrary to their ordinary habits; and in John 12:32 he declared that this lifting up of the Son of man would create part of his sacred and Divine attraction to the human race. In the synoptists he is said to have repeatedly spoken of his σταυρός (Luke 14:27; Mark 8:34; Matthew 10:38; Matthew 16:24); but in Matthew 20:19 he had clearly predicted his crucifixion by the Gentiles (cf. Luke 9:22, 23). The manner or kind of death was full of significance; it provided opportunity for the royal demission of his own life; it gave conditions for much of the sublime self-manifestation of the closing hours; it has proved, notwithstanding all the shame and curse of the proceeding, eminently symbolic of the compassion with which he embraced the human race in all its defilement and all the variety of its need. We are not surprised to find that the evangelist saw, in the complicated relations of Jewish and Roman authority, a divinely ordered arrangement, and a clearly foreseen and predicted consummation. Luke 23:2 shows that the charge brought against Jesus was made to receive a coloring likely to prejudice the Roman governor against him: "We found this Man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King." The uproar and the false and malicious charge would be more likely than any other to move Pilate against him; and thus the synoptic narrative, being presupposed, gives an explanation of the first question which John, as well as the synoptists, represents Pilate as first of all pressing upon the Divine Sufferer. Without Luke's statement, Pilate's question is abrupt and in. explicable; but it must be admitted that there is in John's narrative no direct hint of Luke's addition; and Christ's counter-question to the inquiry of Pilate (which last is given in the same form by all four evangelists) implies that he had not overheard the false charge which the Jews had brought into the court. The Lord was within the Praetorium. Pilate and the Jews were on the open, external space, where the altercation proceeded. We may also, with Steinmeyer, observe that nothing could appear more anomalous to Pilate than that these bigoted and rebellious priests, who perpetually resisted the claims of Roman governors to enforce tribute, should now hypocritically pretend that a prophet-leader of their own had been guilty of such a charge. Instead of resisting, the Pharisees would have fostered a demagogue who had taken such a disloyal part. Pilate would at once have suspected that there was something ominous in the very charge itself, when tumultuously pressed by a party who were accustomed to regard such proceedings as patriotic; and he saw with shrewdness that the Jews had merely cloaked their real antagonism by presenting an incrimination which, under ordinary circumstances, they would have treated as a crowning virtue. That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled,.... That he should be delivered by the Jews to the Gentiles, to crucify him; and that he should be lifted up from the earth, and as the serpent upon the pole:

which he spake, signifying what death he should die; Matthew 20:19 and which was brought about this way, by the providence of God conducting this whole affair; and was cheerfully submitted to by Christ, in great love to his people, to redeem them from the curse of the law, being hereby made a curse for them. 32. That the saying … might be fulfilled which he spake, signifying what death he should die—that is, by crucifixion (Joh 12:32, 33; Mt 20:19); which being a Roman mode of execution, could only be carried into effect by order of the governor. (The Jewish mode in such cases as this was by stoning).18:28-32 It was unjust to put one to death who had done so much good, therefore the Jews were willing to save themselves from reproach. Many fear the scandal of an ill thing, more than the sin of it. Christ had said he should be delivered to the Gentiles, and they should put him to death; hereby that saying was fulfilled. He had said that he should be crucified, lifted up. If the Jews had judged him by their law, he had been stoned; crucifying never was used among the Jews. It is determined concerning us, though not discovered to us, what death we shall die: this should free us from disquiet about that matter. Lord, what, when, and how, thou hast appointed.
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