Luke 23:38
New International Version
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.

New Living Translation
A sign was fastened above him with these words: “This is the King of the Jews.”

English Standard Version
There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”

Berean Study Bible
Above Him was posted an inscription: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Berean Literal Bible
And there was also this inscription over Him: The King of the Jews.

New American Standard Bible
Now there was also an inscription above Him, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

New King James Version
And an inscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: 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.

Christian Standard Bible
An inscription was above him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Contemporary English Version
Above him was a sign that said, "This is the King of the Jews."

Good News Translation
Above him were written these words: "This is the King of the Jews."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An inscription was above Him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

International Standard Version
There was also an inscription over him written in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "This is the King of the Jews."

NET Bible
There was also an inscription over him, "This is the king of the Jews."

New Heart English Bible
An inscription was also written above him: "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was an inscription that was written over him in Greek and in Latin and in Aramaic: “This is The King of the Judeans.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A written notice was placed above him. It said, "This is the king of the Jews."

New American Standard 1977
Now there was also an inscription above Him, “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

King James 2000 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 King James Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was also a superscription written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was also an inscription [written] over him in Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew letters: This is the King of the Jews.

English Revised Version
And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a superscription also was written over him, in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Weymouth New Testament
There was moreover a writing over His head: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

World English Bible
An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "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.'
Study Bible
The Crucifixion
37“If You are the King of the Jews,” they said, “save Yourself!” 38Above Him was posted an inscription: This is the King of the Jews. 39One of the criminals who hung there heaped abuse on Him. “Are You not the Christ?” he said. “Save Yourself and us!”…
Cross References
Matthew 2:2
asking, "Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."

Matthew 27:37
Above His head they posted the written charge against Him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.

Mark 15:26
And the charge inscribed against Him read: The King of the Jews.

John 19:19
Pilate also had a notice posted on the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.

Treasury of Scripture

And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Luke 23:3
And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

Matthew 27:11,37
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest…

Mark 15:18,26,32
And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! …

Lexicon
Above
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

Him
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.

was [posted]
Ἦν (Ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

an inscription:
ἐπιγραφὴ (epigraphē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1923: An inscription, title, label. From epigrapho; an inscription.

[This is] the
Ο (HO)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

King
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ (BASILEUS)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

of the
ΤΩΝ (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.

Jews.
ΙΟΥΔΑΙΩΝ (IOUDAIŌN)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.
(38) And a superscription.--See Note on Matthew 27:38.

Verse 38. - And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. The older authorities omit "in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew," but the fact is indisputable, for we read the same statement in John 19:20, where in the older authorities the order of the titles is, "in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek." Such multilingual inscriptions were common in the great provincial cities of the empire, where so many nationalities were wont to congregate. The four reports of the inscriptions slightly differ verbally, not substantially. Pilate probably (see note on ver. 33, on effect of accurate rendering of John 19:19, "and Pilate wrote a title also") wrote a rough draft with his own hand, "Rex Ju-daeorum hic est." One of the officials translated freely into Hebrew and Greek the Roman governor's Latin memorandum of what he desired to have written in black on the white gypsum-smeared board to be affixed to the upper arm of the cross. ישו הנצרי מלך היהודים (John).
Ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν Ιουδαίων (Mark).
Rex Judaeorum hic est (Luke). Dr. Farrar suggests that the title over the cross was as above. St. Matthew's is an accurate combination of the three, and was not improbably, as a combination of the three inscriptions, the common form reproduced in the first oral Gospel.
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