John 19:2
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New International Version
The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe

New Living Translation
The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him.

English Standard Version
And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe.

New American Standard Bible
And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him;

King James Bible
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The soldiers also twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and threw a purple robe around Him.

International Standard Version
The soldiers twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, put it on his head, and threw a purple robe on him.

NET Bible
The soldiers braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they clothed him in a purple robe.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the soldiers wound a crown from thorns and they placed it on his head and clothed him with a purple robe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The soldiers twisted some thorny branches into a crown, placed it on his head, and put a purple cape on him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him

King James 2000 Bible
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

American King James Version
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

American Standard Version
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple garment;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head; and they put on him a purple garment.

Darby Bible Translation
And the soldiers having plaited a crown of thorns put it on his head, and put a purple robe on him,

English Revised Version
And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple garment;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

Weymouth New Testament
And the soldiers, twisting twigs of thorn into a wreath, put it on His head, and threw round Him a crimson cloak.

World English Bible
The soldiers twisted thorns into a crown, and put it on his head, and dressed him in a purple garment.

Young's Literal Translation
and the soldiers having plaited a crown of thorns, did place it on his head, and a purple garment they put around him,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:1-18 Little did Pilate think with what holy regard these sufferings of Christ would, in after-ages, be thought upon and spoken of by the best and greatest of men. Our Lord Jesus came forth, willing to be exposed to their scorn. It is good for every one with faith, to behold Christ Jesus in his sufferings. Behold him, and love him; be still looking unto Jesus. Did their hatred sharpen their endeavours against him? and shall not our love for him quicken our endeavours for him and his kingdom? Pilate seems to have thought that Jesus might be some person above the common order. Even natural conscience makes men afraid of being found fighting against God. As our Lord suffered for the sins both of Jews and Gentiles, it was a special part of the counsel of Divine Wisdom, that the Jews should first purpose his death, and the Gentiles carry that purpose into effect. Had not Christ been thus rejected of men, we had been for ever rejected of God. Now was the Son of man delivered into the hands of wicked and unreasonable men. He was led forth for us, that we might escape. He was nailed to the cross, as a Sacrifice bound to the altar. The Scripture was fulfilled; he did not die at the altar among the sacrifices, but among criminals sacrificed to public justice. And now let us pause, and with faith look upon Jesus. Was ever sorrow like unto his sorrow? See him bleeding, see him dying, see him and love him! love him, and live to him!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Pilate then allowed the wounded and bruised man to be yet further and cruelly insulted by the Roman soldiers, who delighted in cruel play and coarse scorn. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe. The "gorgeous robe" which had been put upon Jesus by Herod had been probably taken' from him before he was brought the second time into the Praetorium, and necessarily before his scourging. Now, though it is called a "purple robe" by John, it was probably a cast-off toga of the Herodian court, in all likelihood it was the same garment which was thrown again around his fettered limbs, his bowed and bleeding form. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns; in imitation of the victor's wreath at a "triumph," rather than the coronet or diadem of a king. The material is believed by Winer, Hug, Luthardt, and Godet to be the Lycium spinosum, often found at Jerusalem, not the acanthus, whose leaves decorate our Corinthian columns. It is of flexible stem, and would be soon woven into a wreath, the spikes of which, when it was placed around that majestic head, would be driven into the flesh, and produce great agony.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns,.... This was an emblem of his being surrounded by wicked men, sons of Belial, comparable to thorns, whilst he hung suffering on the cross; and of the sins of his people compassing him about, which were as thorns, very grievous to him; and of his various troubles in life, and of his being made a curse for us at death; thorns being the produce of the curse upon the earth.

And put it on his head: not only by way of derision, as mocking at his character, the King of the Jews, but in order to afflict and distress him.

And they put on him a purple robe: Matthew calls it a scarlet robe; and the Arabic and Persic versions here, "a red" one: it very probably was one of the soldiers' coats, which are usually red: this was still in derision of him as a king, and was an emblem of his being clothed with our purple and scarlet sins, and of the bloody sufferings of his human nature for them, and through which we come to have a purple covering, or to be justified by his blood, and even to be made truly kings, as well as priests, unto God.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head—in mockery of a regal crown.

and they put on him a purple robe—in mockery of the imperial purple; first "stripping him" (Mt 27:28) of His own outer garment. The robe may have been the "gorgeous" one in which Herod arrayed and sent Him back to Pilate (Lu 23:11). "And they put a reed into His right hand" (Mt 27:29)—in mockery of the regal scepter. "And they bowed the knee before Him" (Mt 27:29).

John 19:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
1Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. 2And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; 3and they began to come up to Him and say, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and to give Him slaps in the face.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:28
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,

Matthew 27:29
and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said.

Mark 15:16
The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.

John 19:5
When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!"
Treasury of Scripture

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

the soldiers.

John 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple …

Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Matthew 27:27-31 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, …

Mark 15:17-20 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, …

Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nothing, and mocked him, …

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