New American Standard Bible
And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
King James Bible
And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Darby Bible Translation
And they set up over his head his accusation written: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.
World English Bible
They set up over his head the accusation against him written, "THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS."
Young's Literal Translation
and they put up over his head, his accusation written, 'This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And set up over his head - John says John 19:19 that Pilate wrote the title and put it upon the cross. Probably Pilate wrote it or caused it to be written, and directed the soldiers to set it up. A man is often said to do what he directs others to do. It was customary to set up over the heads of persons crucified the crime for which they suffered, and the name of the sufferer The accusation on which Jesus had been condemned by Pilate was his claiming to be the King of the Jews.
This is Jesus, the King of the Jews - The evangelists differ in the account of this title. Mark Mar 15:26 says it was, "The King of the Jews." Luke Luk 23:38, "This is the King of the Jews." John Joh 19:19, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." But the difficulty may be easily removed. John says that the title was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. It is not at all improbable that the inscription "varied" in these languages. One evangelist may have translated it from the Hebrew, another from the Greek, a third from the Latin, and a fourth may have translated one of the inscriptions a little differently from another. Besides, the evangelists all agree in the main point of the inscription, namely, that he was the King of the Jews.
LibraryThe Sentence which Condemned the Judges
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. 12. And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13. Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they witness against Thee? 14. And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Taunts Turning to Testimonies
Remorse and Suicide of Judas.
At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
"He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
The inscription of the charge against Him read, "THE KING OF THE JEWS."
Now there was also an inscription above Him, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, "JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS."
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