|New International Version (© 2011)|
"What is truth?" retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, "I find no basis for a charge against him.
King James Bible
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
American Standard Version
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find no crime in him.
Young's Literal Translation
Pilate saith to him, 'What is truth?' and this having said, again he went forth unto the Jews, and saith to them, 'I do find no fault in him;
John 18:38 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What is truth - Among the sages of that time there were many opinions concerning truth; and some had even supposed that it was a thing utterly out of the reach of men. Pilate perhaps might have asked the question in a mocking way; and his not staying to get an answer indicated that he either despaired of getting a satisfactory one, or that he was indifferent about it. This is the case with thousands: they appear desirous of knowing the truth, but have not patience to wait in a proper way to receive an answer to their question.
I find in him no fault - Having asked the above question, and being convinced of our Lord's innocence, he went out to the Jews to testify his convictions and to deliver him, if possible, out of their hands.
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Acts 17:19,20,32 And they took him, and brought him to Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof you speak, is...
Acts 24:25,26 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go your way for this time...
John 19:4,6,21,22 Pilate therefore went forth again, and said to them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that you may know that I find no fault in him...
Matthew 27:18,19,24 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him...
Mark 15:14 Then Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
Luke 23:4,14-16 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man...
1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1 Peter 2:22,23 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth...
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Luke 23:4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge 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 19:4 Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him."
John 19:6 As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, "Crucify! Crucify!" But Pilate answered, "You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him."