John 19:34
New International Version
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.

New Living Translation
One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

English Standard Version
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.

Berean Study Bible
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

Berean Literal Bible
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and blood and water came out immediately.

New American Standard Bible
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

King James Bible
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

Christian Standard Bible
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.

Contemporary English Version
One of the soldiers stuck his spear into Jesus' side, and blood and water came out.

Good News Translation
One of the soldiers, however, plunged his spear into Jesus' side, and at once blood and water poured out. (

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.

International Standard Version
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and blood and water immediately came out.

NET Bible
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and blood and water flowed out immediately.

New Heart English Bible
However one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One of the soldiers struck him on his side with his spear, and at once blood and water issued forth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, one of the soldiers stabbed Jesus' side with his spear, and blood and water immediately came out.

New American Standard 1977
but one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith blood and water came out.

King James 2000 Bible
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and immediately came there out blood and water.

American King James Version
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and immediately came there out blood and water.

American Standard Version
howbeit one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and straightway there came out blood and water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side, and immediately there came out blood and water.

Darby Bible Translation
but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.

English Revised Version
howbeit one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and straightway there came out blood and water.

Webster's Bible Translation
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came out blood and water.

Weymouth New Testament
One of the soldiers, however, made a thrust at His side with a lance, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

World English Bible
However one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

Young's Literal Translation
but one of the soldiers with a spear did pierce his side, and immediately there came forth blood and water;
Study Bible
Jesus' Side is Pierced
33But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. 35The one who saw it has testified to this, and his testimony is true. He knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.…
Cross References
John 19:33
But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.

John 20:20
After He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

1 John 5:6
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ--not by water alone, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies to this, because the Spirit is the truth.

1 John 5:8
the Spirit, the water, and the blood--and these three are in agreement.

Treasury of Scripture

But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and immediately came there out blood and water.

came.

John 13:8-10
Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me…

Psalm 51:7
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Ezekiel 36:25
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.







Lexicon
Instead,
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

one
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

soldiers
στρατιωτῶν (stratiōtōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4757: A soldier. From a presumed derivative of the same as stratia; a camper-out, i.e. A warrior.

pierced
ἔνυξεν (enyxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3572: To prick, pierce. Apparently a primary word; to prick.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

side
πλευρὰν (pleuran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4125: The side of the body. Of uncertain affinity; a rib, i.e. side.

with a spear,
λόγχῃ (lonchē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3057: A lance, spear. Perhaps a primary word; a 'lance'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

immediately
εὐθὺς (euthys)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

blood
αἷμα (haima)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

water
ὕδωρ (hydōr)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5204: Water. And genitive case, hudatos, etc. From the base of huetos; water literally or figuratively.

flowed out.
ἐξῆλθεν (exēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.
(34) But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side.--They had seen that He was dead, and therefore did not break the legs. To cause death was not, then, the object in piercing the side; and yet it may have seemed to make death doubly sure. The word rendered "pierced" occurs nowhere else in the New Testament, but it is certain, from John 20:27, that the act caused a deep wound, and that the point of the lance therefore penetrated to the interior organs of the body. If the soldier stood before the cross, this wound would naturally be in the left side.

And forthwith came there out blood and water.--"Various physiological explanations have been given of this fact, such as--(1) that the lance pierced the pericardium, which contained a small quantity of watery lymph, which immediately flowed out; and also the heart, from which the blood flowed, the actual death taking place at this moment; (2) that the physical death of Christ resulted from rupture of the heart, and that the cavities of the heart and the surrounding-vessels contained a watery fluid; (3) that decomposition of the blood in the corpse had taken place, the solid matter being separated from the fluid, so that it would appear to be blood mixed with water. (Comp. Notes on 1John 5:5-6.)

Whatever solution we adopt, it is clear that death had taken place some time previously (John 19:30), and that, while we cannot say which physical explanation is the true one, there is within the region of natural occurrences quite sufficient to account for the impression on the mind of St. John which he records here. We have to think of the disciple whom Jesus loved looking at the crucified and pierced body of his Lord, and remembering the picture in later years, and telling that there flowed from that pierced side both blood and water.

19:31-37 A trial was made whether Jesus was dead. He died in less time than persons crucified commonly did. It showed that he had laid down his life of himself. The spear broke up the very fountains of life; no human body could survive such a wound. But its being so solemnly attested, shows there was something peculiar in it. The blood and water that flowed out, signified those two great benefits which all believers partake of through Christ, justification and sanctification; blood for atonement, water for purification. They both flow from the pierced side of our Redeemer. To Christ crucified we owe merit for our justification, and Spirit and grace for our sanctification. Let this silence the fears of weak Christians, and encourage their hopes; there came both water and blood out of Jesus' pierced side, both to justify and sanctify them. The Scripture was fulfilled, in Pilate's not allowing his legs to be broken, Ps 34:20. There was a type of this in the paschal lamb, Ex 12:46. May we ever look to Him, whom, by our sins, we have ignorantly and heedlessly pierced, nay, sometimes against convictions and mercies; and who shed from his wounded side both water and blood, that we might be justified and sanctified in his name.
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