New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered, "Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?"
King James Bible
Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered him, Dost thou say this of thyself, or have others said it to thee concerning me?
World English Bible
Jesus answered him, "Do you say this by yourself, or did others tell you about me?"
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered him, 'From thyself dost thou say this? or did others say it to thee about me?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Of thyself - From any conviction of your own mind, or any apprehension of danger. During all the time in which you have been praetor, have you seen anything in me that has led you to apprehend sedition or danger to the Roman power? This evidently was intended to remind Pilate that nothing was proved against him, and to caution him against being influenced by the malicious accusations of others. Jesus demanded a just trial, and claimed that Pilate should not be influenced by any reports that he might have heard of him.
LibraryJesus Before Caiaphas
'And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this Man's disciples? He saith, I am not. And the servants and officers stood there, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
Calvary: victory. Matthew 26:47-27:61. Mark 14: 43-15:47. Luke 22:47-23:56. John 18:1-19:42.
Comparison Between the False Church and the True.
The Arrest of Jesus
Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?"
and he entered into the Praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
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