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19 Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth,[a] the King of the Jews.” 20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew,[b] in Latin, and in Greek. 21 Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 19:19 Gk the Nazorean
  2. John 19:20 That is, Aramaic

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