John 19:8
New International Version
When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,

New Living Translation
When Pilate heard this, he was more frightened than ever.

English Standard Version
When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid.

Berean Study Bible
When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid,

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore when Pilate heard this word, he was even more afraid.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid;

King James Bible
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

Christian Standard Bible
When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever.

Contemporary English Version
When Pilate heard this, he was terrified.

Good News Translation
When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever.

International Standard Version
When Pilate heard this, he became even more afraid.

NET Bible
When Pilate heard what they said, he was more afraid than ever,

New Heart English Bible
When therefore Pilate heard this saying, he was more afraid.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when Pilate heard this statement he was even more afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Pilate heard them say that, he became more afraid than ever.

New American Standard 1977
When Pilate therefore heard this statement, he was the more afraid;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore when Pilate heard that word, he was the more afraid

King James 2000 Bible
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

American King James Version
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

American Standard Version
When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was the more afraid;

Douay-Rheims Bible
When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he feared the more.

Darby Bible Translation
When Pilate therefore heard this word, he was the rather afraid,

English Revised Version
When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was the more afraid;

Webster's Bible Translation
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

Weymouth New Testament
More alarmed than ever, Pilate no sooner heard these words than he re-entered the Praetorium and began to question Jesus.

World English Bible
When therefore Pilate heard this saying, he was more afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was the more afraid,
Study Bible
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
7“We have a law,” answered the Jews, “and according to that law He must die, because He declared Himself to be the Son of God.” 8When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid, 9and he went back into the Praetorium. “Where are You from?” he asked. But Jesus gave no answer.…
Cross References
John 19:7
"We have a law," answered the Jews, "and according to that law He must die, because He declared Himself to be the Son of God."

John 19:9
and he went back into the Praetorium. "Where are You from?" he asked. But Jesus gave no answer.

Treasury of Scripture

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

heard.

John 19:13
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

Acts 14:11-19
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men…







Lexicon
When
Ὅτε (Hote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

Pilate
Πιλᾶτος (Pilatos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4091: Pilate. Of Latin origin; close-pressed, i.e. Firm; Pilatus, a Roman.

heard
ἤκουσεν (ēkousen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

this
τοῦτον (touton)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

statement,
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

he was even more afraid,
ἐφοβήθη (ephobēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.
(8) When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid.--That is, as the verses which follow show, he was the more afraid because of his wonder who Jesus really was. He must have heard of some of the current impressions as to His life and words; he had himself heard Him claim a kingdom which is not of this world; his wife's dream (Matthew 27:19) had furnished an evil omen which the superstition of the most educated classes of the Roman empire would interpret as a message from the gods; and now the Jews speak of Him as one who claimed to be the Son of God. (Comp. Notes on the words of the Roman centurion in Matthew 27:54.)

Verses 8-11. - (f) [Within the Praetorium.] The fear of Pilate, and the apportionment of the measures of guilt by the majestic Sufferer. Verse 8. - When therefore Pilate heard this word he was more afraid, implying that John had seen all along that some element of "fear" had moved Pilate, and that now it was augmented. Superstition goes hand in hand with skepticism. Instead of this being (as Keim says) contrary to psychologic laws, the history of skepticism is constantly presenting the same features (cf. Herod Antipas the Sadducee, who would dogmatically have repudiated the idea of resurrection, crying out concerning Jesus, "It is John the Baptist, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead," etc.). We need not suppose that Pilate was suddenly affected by the truth of Jewish monotheism; but he may readily have believed that the wondrous Being before him was enshrouded in a mystery of supernatural portent and pretension that he could not fathom, and before which he trembled. The idea of Divine energy enshrined in and wielded by human beings was not altogether foreign to heathen thought - and one centurion, at least, who was probably present on this very occasion, exclaimed that Jesus was a Son of God (Matthew 27:54). 19:1-18 Little did Pilate think with what holy regard these sufferings of Christ would, in after-ages, be thought upon and spoken of by the best and greatest of men. Our Lord Jesus came forth, willing to be exposed to their scorn. It is good for every one with faith, to behold Christ Jesus in his sufferings. Behold him, and love him; be still looking unto Jesus. Did their hatred sharpen their endeavours against him? and shall not our love for him quicken our endeavours for him and his kingdom? Pilate seems to have thought that Jesus might be some person above the common order. Even natural conscience makes men afraid of being found fighting against God. As our Lord suffered for the sins both of Jews and Gentiles, it was a special part of the counsel of Divine Wisdom, that the Jews should first purpose his death, and the Gentiles carry that purpose into effect. Had not Christ been thus rejected of men, we had been for ever rejected of God. Now was the Son of man delivered into the hands of wicked and unreasonable men. He was led forth for us, that we might escape. He was nailed to the cross, as a Sacrifice bound to the altar. The Scripture was fulfilled; he did not die at the altar among the sacrifices, but among criminals sacrificed to public justice. And now let us pause, and with faith look upon Jesus. Was ever sorrow like unto his sorrow? See him bleeding, see him dying, see him and love him! love him, and live to him!
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