John 19:36
New International Version
These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"

New Living Translation
These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, "Not one of his bones will be broken,"

English Standard Version
For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.”

Berean Study Bible
Now these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of His bones will be broken.”

Berean Literal Bible
For these things took place so that the Scripture might be fulfilled: "Not one bone of Him will be broken."

New American Standard Bible
For these things came to pass to fulfill the Scripture, "NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN."

King James Bible
For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

Christian Standard Bible
For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: Not one of his bones will be broken.

Contemporary English Version
All this happened so that the Scriptures would come true, which say, "No bone of his body will be broken"

Good News Translation
This was done to make the scripture come true: "Not one of his bones will be broken."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: Not one of His bones will be broken.

International Standard Version
because these things happened so that the Scripture might be fulfilled: "None of his bones will be broken."

NET Bible
For these things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled, "Not a bone of his will be broken."

New Heart English Bible
For these things happened, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "A bone of him will not be broken."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For these things happened that the scripture should be fulfilled that says, “Not a bone of him will be broken”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This happened so that the Scripture would come true: "None of his bones will be broken."

New American Standard 1977
For these things came to pass, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For these things were done that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

King James 2000 Bible
For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

American King James Version
For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

American Standard Version
For these things came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For these things were done, that the scripture might be fulfilled: You shall not break a bone of him.

Darby Bible Translation
For these things took place that the scripture might be fulfilled, Not a bone of him shall be broken.

English Revised Version
For these things came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

Webster's Bible Translation
For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

Weymouth New Testament
For all this took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled which declares, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."

World English Bible
For these things happened, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "A bone of him will not be broken."

Young's Literal Translation
For these things came to pass, that the Writing may be fulfilled, 'A bone of him shall not be broken;'
Study Bible
Jesus' Side is Pierced
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. 36Now these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of His bones will be broken.” 37And, as another Scripture says: “They will look on the One they have pierced.”…
Cross References
Exodus 12:46
It must be eaten inside one house. You are not to take any of the meat outside the house, and you may not break any of the bones.

Numbers 9:12
they may not leave any of it until morning or break any of its bones. They must observe the Passover according to all its statutes.

Psalm 34:20
He protects all his bones; not one of them will be broken.

John 13:18
I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture: 'The one who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'

John 19:24
So they said to one another, "Let us not tear it. Instead, let us cast lots to see who will get it." This was to fulfill the Scripture: "They divided My garments among them, and cast lots for My clothing." So that is what the soldiers did.

John 19:28
After this, knowing that everything had now been accomplished, and to fulfill the Scripture, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."

Treasury of Scripture

For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

that the.

Exodus 12:46
In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.

Numbers 9:12
They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.







Lexicon
Now
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

these things
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

happened
Ἐγένετο (Egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Scripture
γραφὴ (graphē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1124: (a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. A document, i.e. Holy Writ.

would be fulfilled:
πληρωθῇ (plērōthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

“Not one
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

of 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.

bones
Ὀστοῦν (Ostoun)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3747: A bone. Or contracted ostoun of uncertain affinity; a bone.

will be broken.”
συντριβήσεται (syntribēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4937: From sun and the base of tribos; to crush completely, i.e. To shatter.
(36) For these things were done (better, came to pass), that the scripture should be fulfilled.--The emphatic witness of the previous verse is not therefore to be confined to the one fact of the flowing of the blood and the water, but to the facts in which the fulfilment of Scripture was accomplished, and which establish the Messiahship of Jesus.

He saw--that which might have seemed an accidental occurrence--that they brake not the legs of Jesus; he saw--that which might have seemed a sort of instinct of the moment--that the Roman soldier pierced the side of Jesus; he saw in the water and blood which flowed from it visible proof that Jesus was the Son of man; but he saw, too, that these incidents were part of the divine destiny of the Messiah which the prophets had foretold, and that in them the Scripture was fulfilled. (Comp. Note on John 13:18.)

A bone of him shall not be broken.--The reference is, as the margin gives it, to the Paschal Lamb, in which the Baptist had already seen a type of Christ (comp. Note on John 1:29), and which St. Paul afterwards more definitely identifies with Him (1Corinthians 5:7). It is not equally apposite to refer to Psalm 34:20, as the thought there is of preservation in life, but the words of the Psalm are doubtless themselves a poetic adaptation of the words of Exodus.

Verse 36. - For these things came to pass, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. Both the omission of the crurifragium, and the piercing of the Redeemer's side, with its solemn and strange issues, confirm to this great eye-witness the spiritual meaning and Messianic portraiture involved in them. A bone of him shall not be broken. This quotation from the ceremonial of the Passover (Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12), where the lamb offered to God was to be shielded from unnecessary mutilation, is in harmony with the words of the Baptist, "Behold the Lamb of God!" and with Paul's language (1 Corinthians 5:7), "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us," and shows that the Fourth Gospel does recognize this parallel, which is in a very remarkable way thus quietly reaffirmed. This passage acquires meaning from the supposition that the Jews were hurrying away to eat their Paschal lamb, not a bone of which could be legally broken. The opponents of the authenticity think that incidents are invented to establish the supposed relationship. Those who seek to reply to them by explaining away this reference to the Passover think that Psalm 34:20 is referred to, "He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken;" but the force of that passage in this connection would violently clash with any such adaptation of it as could make it refer to the cruel and violent death of the Lord. 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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