New American Standard Bible
Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead.
King James Bible
And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
Darby Bible Translation
And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and having called to him the centurion, he inquired of him if he had long died.
World English Bible
Pilate marveled if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead long.
Young's Literal Translation
And Pilate wondered if he were already dead, and having called near the centurion, did question him if he were long dead,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And Pilate marveled if - Wondered if he was dead, or wondered that he was so soon dead. It was not common for persons crucified to expire under two or three days, sometimes not until the sixth or seventh. Joseph had asked for the "body," implying that he was dead. That he was, had been ascertained by the soldiers. See John 19:33.
LibraryThe Death which Gives Life
'And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross. 22. And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 23. And they gave Him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not. 24. And when they had crucified Him, they parted His garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. 25. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26. And the superscription …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Fourth Word
The Shortest of the Seven Cries
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
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