|New International Version (© 2011)|
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
King James Bible
And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
American Standard Version
And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Young's Literal Translation
And there was also a superscription written over him, in letters of Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew, 'This is the King of the Jews.'
Luke 23:38 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A superscription - See Matthew 27:37.
In letters of Greek, and Latin and Hebrew - The inscription was written in all these languages, which were the most common, that all might see the reason why he was put to death. The inscription was written in Greek, on account of the Hellenistic Jews, who were then at Jerusalem because of the passover; it was written in Latin, that being the language of the government under which he was crucified; and it was written in Hebrew, that being the language of the place in which this deed of darkness was committed. But, by the good providence of God, the inscription itself exculpated him, and proved the Jews to be rebels against, and murderers of, their king. See the note on Matthew 27:37. It is not to be wondered at that they wished Pilate to alter this inscription, John 19:21, as it was a record of their infamy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Luke 23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, You say it.
Matthew 27:11,37 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, You say...
Mark 15:18,26,32 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!...
John 19:3,19-22 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands...
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Matthew 2:2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."
Matthew 27:37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.
Mark 15:26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.
John 19:19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews.