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Chapter 19

John 19:1 Therefore Pilate then took Jesus, and whipped Him.

John 19:2 and the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe,

John 19:3 Then said, Hail, King of the Jews! So they struck Him with their hands.

John 19:4 Therefore Pilate went out again, and said to them, behold, I bring Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.

John 19:5 Then came Jesus out, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. So Pilate said to them, behold the man!

John 19:6 Therefore when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, crucify Him, crucify Him! Pilate said to them, take Him, and crucify Him: for I find no fault in Him.

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, we have a Law, and by our Law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.

John 19:8 Therefore when Pilate heard that saying, he was even more afraid;

John 19:9 and went again into the governor’s palace, and said to Jesus, where are You from? But Jesus gave him no answer.

John 19:10 Then Pilate said to Him, You do not speak to me? You do not know that I have authority to crucify You, and have authority to release You?

John 19:11 Jesus answered, you could have no authority at all against Me, unless it were given you from above: therefore he that delivered Me to you has the greater sin.

John 19:12 From then on, Pilate sought to release Him: but the Jews cried out, saying, if you let this man go, you are not Caesar’s friend: whoever makes Himself a king speaks against Caesar!

John 19:13 Therefore when Pilate heard that saying, he brought Jesus out, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

John 19:14 For it was the preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he said to the Jews, behold your King!

John 19:15 But they cried out, take Him away, take Him away, crucify Him! Pilate said to them, will I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, we have no king but Caesar.

John 19:16 Therefore he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and led Him away.

John 19:17 and He, bearing His cross, went out into a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

John 19:18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on both sides, and Jesus in the midst.

John 19:19 So Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.

John 19:20 Then many of the Jews read this title: for the place where Jesus was crucified was close to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.

John 19:21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that He said, I am King of the Jews.

John 19:22 Pilate answered, what I have written I have written.

John 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his tunic: now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

John 19:24 Therefore they said among themselves, let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it will be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which says, they parted My clothing among them, and for My clothing they did cast lots. Therefore these things the soldiers did.

John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

John 19:26 Therefore when Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple standing by, who He loved, He said to His mother, woman, behold your son.

John 19:27 Then said He to the disciple, behold your mother. From that hour that disciple received her into his home.

John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst.

John 19:29 Now there was a vessel full of sour wine: and they filled a sponge with the sour wine, and put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.

John 19:30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, it is paid in full! And He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost.

John 19:31 Therefore the Jews, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath day, for that Sabbath day was a high day, asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

John 19:32 Then came the soldiers, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with Him.

John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they did not break His legs:

John 19:34 but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and immediately there came out blood and water.

John 19:35 and he that saw it testified, and his testimony is genuine: and he knows that he is laying out the reality that you may believe.

John 19:36 For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, not one of His bones will be broken.

John 19:37 And again another scripture says, they will look on Him who they pierced.

John 19:38 After this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that He might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him permission. Therefore he came, and took Jesus’ body.

John 19:39 Also there came Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

John 19:40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and wrapped it in linen clothes with spices, as is the Jews’ custom of burial.

John 19:41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb, in which no man had ever been laid.

John 19:42 Therefore they laid Jesus there because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the tomb was close at hand.