New International Version
Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Went in boldly unto Pilate - He who was a coward before now acts a more open, fearless part, than any of the disciples of our Lord! This the Holy Spirit has thought worthy of especial notice. It needed no small measure of courage to declare now for Jesus, who had been a few hours ago condemned as a blasphemer by the Jews, and as a seditious person by the Romans; and this was the more remarkable in Joseph, because hitherto, for fear of the Jews, he had been only a secret disciple of our Lord. See John 19:38.
The apostle says, We have Boldness to enter into the holiest through his blood. Strange as it may appear, the death of Jesus is the grand cause of confidence and courage to a believing soul.
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'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.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its …
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The Dying Saviour Our Example.
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
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