John 18:38
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English Standard Version
Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pilate saith to him: What is truth? And when he said this, he went out again to the Jews, and saith to them: I find no cause in him.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pilate saith to him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and saith to them, I find in him no fault.

Weymouth New Testament
"What is truth?" said Pilate. But no sooner had he spoken the words than he went out again to the Jews and told them, "I find no crime in him.

John 18:38 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Truth

Not with the article as in the previous verse, the truth. Jesus meant the absolute truth: Pilate, truth in any particular case. "Pilate's exclamation is neither the expression of an ardent thirst for truth, nor that of the despair of a soul which has long sought it in vain; it is the profession of a frivolous skepticism, such as is frequently met with in the man of the world, and especially in the statesman" (Godet).

Fault (αἰτίαν)

Properly, cause of accusation. Rev., crime. See on Matthew 27:37, and compare note on Matthew 19:10.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What.

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...

I find.

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...

Cross References
Luke 23:4
Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man."

John 18:33
So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"

John 19:4
Pilate went out again and said to them, "See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him."

John 19:6
When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him."

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