Luke 23:3
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New International Version
So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "You have said so," Jesus replied.

New Living Translation
So Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "You have said it."

English Standard Version
And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.”

New American Standard Bible
So Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him and said, "It is as you say."

King James Bible
And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Pilate asked Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?" He answered him, "You have said it."

International Standard Version
Then Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He answered, "You say so."

NET Bible
So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He replied, "You say so."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Pilate asked him and he said to him, “You are The King of the Judeans?” He said to him, “You have said.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, I am," Jesus answered.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

King James 2000 Bible
And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, You say it.

American King James Version
And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, You say it.

American Standard Version
And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, said: Thou sayest it.

Darby Bible Translation
And Pilate demanded of him saying, Art *thou* the king of the Jews? And he answering him said, Thou sayest.

English Revised Version
And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

Weymouth New Testament
Then Pilate asked Him, "You, then, are the King of the Jews?" "It is as you say," He replied.

World English Bible
Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" He answered him, "So you say."

Young's Literal Translation
And Pilate questioned him, saying, 'Thou art the king of the Jews?' and he answering him, said, 'Thou dost say it.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:1-5 Pilate well understood the difference between armed forces and our Lord's followers. But instead of being softened by Pilate's declaration of his innocence, and considering whether they were not bringing the guilt of innocent blood upon themselves, the Jews were the more angry. The Lord brings his designs to a glorious end, even by means of those who follow the devices of their own hearts. Thus all parties joined, so as to prove the innocence of Jesus, who was the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? Pilate then went again into his judgment-hall, where he had left Jesus, but before going back he could not resist addressing an ironical word to the accusing Jews: "Take ye him, and judge him according to your Law" (John 18:31), to which the Sanhedrists replied that they were not allowed to put any man to death, thus publicly confessing the state of comparative impotence to which they were now reduced, and also revealing their deadly purpose in the case of Jesus. Pilate, having gone into the judgment-hall again, proceeds to interrogate Jesus. The first two accusations he passes over, seeing clearly that they were baseless. The third, however, struck him. Art thou, poor, friendless, powerless Man, the King I have been hearing about? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. St. Luke gives only this bare summary of the examination, in which the prisoner Jesus simply replies "Yes," he was the King. St. John (John 18:33-38) gives us a more full and detailed account. It is more than probable that John was present during the interrogatory. In the sublime answers of the Lord, his words explanatory of the nature of his kingdom, which "is not of this world," struck Pilate and decided him to give the reply we find in the next verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Pilate asked him, saying,.... Observing that it was said, he had given himself out to be a king; for as for what regarded religion, he took no notice of it; he put this question to him,

art thou the King of the Jews? that their prophecies speak of, and they have expected;

and he answered him and said, thou sayest it; that is, thou sayest well; it is as thou sayest, I am the King of the Jews; See Gill on Matthew 27:11 though he did not leave this without an explanation; without informing him what sort of a king he was, and what kind of a kingdom he had; see John 18:36 which made Pilate perfectly easy, and desirous to release him, as appears by what follows.



Luke 23:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Before Pilate
2And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King." 3So Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him and said, "It is as you say." 4Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man."…
Cross References
Matthew 27:11
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "You have said so," Jesus replied.

Mark 15:2
"Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate. "You have said so," Jesus replied.

Luke 22:70
They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied, "You say that I am."

John 18:29
So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What charges are you bringing against this man?"

John 18:33
Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"

John 18:37
"You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."
Treasury of Scripture

And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, You say it.

Pilate.

Matthew 27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, …

Mark 15:2 And Pilate asked him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answering …

John 18:33-37 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, …

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

the King.

Luke 23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, …

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and …

Luke 19:38-40 Saying, Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace …

Mark 15:18,32 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!…

John 1:49 Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; …

John 19:3,19-21 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands…

he answered.

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

Thou sayest it. This was the most solemn mode of affirmation used by the Jews. When the inhabitants of Zippor, inquired whether Rabbi Judah were dead, the son of Kaphra answered, [atun amritun,] Ye say.

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