Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified

19 Then Pilate took Jesus and (A)flogged him. (B)And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that (C)I find no guilt in him.” So Jesus came out, wearing (D)the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, (E)“Behold the man!” When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, (F)“Take him yourselves and crucify him, for (G)I find no guilt in him.” The Jews[a] answered him, “We have a law, and (H)according to that law he ought to die because (I)he has made himself the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this statement, (J)he was even more afraid. (K)He entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, (L)“Where are you from?” But (M)Jesus gave him no answer. 10 So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered him, (N)“You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore (O)he who delivered me over to you (P)has the greater sin.”

12 From then on (Q)Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. (R)Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.” 13 So when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on (S)the judgment seat at a place called The Stone Pavement, and in Aramaic[b] Gabbatha. 14 Now it was (T)the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour.[c] He said to the Jews, (U)“Behold your King!” 15 They cried out, (V)“Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” 16 (W)So he (X)delivered him over to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus,

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Footnotes

  1. John 19:7 Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verses 12, 14, 31, 38
  2. John 19:13 Or Hebrew; also verses 17, 20
  3. John 19:14 That is, about noon

Elihu Extols God's Greatness

36 And Elihu continued, and said:

“Bear with me a little, and I will show you,
    for I have yet something to say on God's behalf.
I will get my knowledge from (A)afar
    and ascribe (B)righteousness to my (C)Maker.
For truly my words are not false;
    one who is (D)perfect in knowledge is with you.

“Behold, God is mighty, and (E)does not despise any;
    he is (F)mighty in strength of understanding.
He does not keep the wicked alive,
    but gives (G)the afflicted their right.
He does not withdraw his (H)eyes from the righteous,
    but with (I)kings on the throne
    he sets them forever, and they are (J)exalted.
And if they are (K)bound in chains
    and caught in the cords of affliction,
then he declares to them their work
    and their transgressions, that they are (L)behaving arrogantly.
10 He (M)opens their ears to instruction
    and commands that they (N)return from iniquity.
11 (O)If they listen and serve him,
    they (P)complete their days in prosperity,
    and their years in pleasantness.
12 But if they do not listen, they (Q)perish by the sword
    and die (R)without knowledge.

13 “The (S)godless in heart cherish anger;
    they do not cry for help when he (T)binds them.
14 They (U)die in youth,
    and their life ends among the cult prostitutes.
15 He delivers (V)the afflicted by their affliction
    and (W)opens their ear by adversity.

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