(From: JOHN #41 - 19:1-22)
D. 19:1-16 PILATE COMPLETES MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE
a. 19:1 :Pilate therefore took :Jesus then, and scourged him.
TOte oun Ela-ben ho PeiLAtos ton IeSOUN, kai e-maSTIgo-sen .
b. 19:2-3 SOLDIERS MOCK JESUS
kai hoi stra-tiOtai  PLExan-tes  STEpha-non  ex a-kanTHON ,
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns,
ePEthe-kan auTOU te ke-phaLE, kai hiMAti-on por-phuROUN  pe-riEba-lon  auTON;
andput iton his :head, and arrayed him in a purple garment;
kai ERchon-to pros auTON, kai Ele-gon,
3and came unto him, and said,
CHAIre , ho ba-siLEUS ton IouDAIo! kai eDIdo-sa auTO 'raPIsma-ta .
Hail, :King of the Jews! and they gave him blows.
c. 19:4 PILATE AGAIN REPORTS - NO CRIME IN JESUS
kai eXELthen PAlin ho PeiLAtos Exo, kai LEgei auTOIS, Ide, Ago huMIN auTON Exo,
And :Pilate went outside again, and says to them, Behold, I bring him out to you,
HIna GNOte  HOti ou-deMIan aiTIan  heuRIsko  en auTO.
that you may know that I find no crime in him.
d. 19:5a :Jesus therefore came outside, wearing the thorny crown and the purple garment.
eXELthen oun ho IeSOUS Exo, phoRON ton aKANthi-non STEpha-non kai to por-phuROUN hiMAti-on.
e. 19:5b And Pilatesays to them, Behold, the man!
kai LEgei auTOIS, I-DOU, ho ANthro-pos!
f. 19:6a RESPONSE OF THE JEWS
HOte oun EIdon auTON hoi ar-chi-eREIS kai hoi hu-peREtai,
When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw him,
eKRAUga-san , LEgon-tes, STAUro-son , STAUro-son!
they cried out, saying, Crucify, crucify him!
g. 19:6b PILATE AGAIN DECLARES INNOCENCE OF JESUS
LEgei auTOIS ho PeiLAtos, LAbe-te auTON huMEIS, kai stauROsa-te:
:Pilate says to them, YOU take him, and crucify:
eGO gar ouch heuRIsko en auTO aiTIan.
for I find no crime in him.
h. 19:7 RESPONSE OF THE JEWS
a-peKRIthe-san auTO hoi IouDAIoi, HeMEIS NOmon  Echo-men, kai kaTA ton NOmon,
The Jews answered him, WE have a law, and according to the law,
oPHEIlei a-po-thaNEIN, HOti huiON TheOU he-auTON ePOIesen.
he ought to die, because he made himself God's Son.
i. 19:8-9a ACCUSATION OF JEWS STRIKES FEAR IN PILATE
HOte oun Ekou-sen ho PeiLAtos TOUton ton LOgon, MALlon e-phoBEthe ;
When :Pilate therefore heard this word, he was themore afraid;
kai eiSELthen eis to praiTOri-on  PAlin, kai LEgei to IeSOU, POthen ei su?
9aand he entered into the Praetorium again, and says to :Jesus, From where are YOU?
j. 19:9b But :Jesus gave him no answer.
ho de IeSOUS aPOkri-sin ouk Edo-ken auTO.
k. 19:10 PILATE DEMANDS AN ANSWER FROM JESUS
LEgei oun auTO ho PeiLAtos, E-MOI ou laLEIS?
:Pilate therefore says to him, Do you not speak to me?
ouk OIdas HOti e-xouSIan  Echo a-poLU-SAI  se, kai e-xouSIan Echo stauRO-SAI  se?
do you not know that I have authority to release you, and have authority to crucify you?
l. 19:11 JESUS' REMARKABLE ANSWER
a-peKRIthe auTO IeSOUS, Ouk EIches e-xouSIan kat' eMOU ou-deMIan,
Jesus answered him, You would have no authority against me,
ei me en de-doMEnon soi Ano-then: diA TOUto ho pa-raDOUS  ME soi MEIzona ha-marTIan Echei.
except it were given you from above: therefore who delivered me unto you has greater sin.
m. 19:12 JEWS CHECKMATE PILATE
ek TOUtou ho PeiLAtos eZEtei a-poLUsai  auTON: hoi de IouDAIoi eKRAUga-san,
Upon this :Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out,
LEgon-tes, E-AN TOUton a-poLUses, ouk ei PHIlos  tou KAIsa-ros:
saying, If you release this man, you are not :Caesar's friend:
pas ho ba-siLEa he-auTON poiON an-tiLEgei  to KAIsa-ri.
every one that makes himself king speaks against :Caesar.
n. 19:13 PILATE PREPARES TO JUDGE JESUS
Ho oun PeiLAtos aKOUsas ton LOgon TOUton, Ega-gen Exo ton IeSOUN,
When :Pilate therefore heard these :words, he brought :Jesus out,
kai eKAthi-sen ePI BEma-tos  eis TOpon leGOme-non LiTHOstro-ton , E-bra-isTI de, Gab-baTHA.
and sat down on thejudgment-seat at a place called Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
o. 19:14a Now itwas Preparation of the passover: it was about thesixth hour.
en de pa-ra-skeuEtou PAScha : HOra en hos HEKte.
p. 19:14b And he says to the Jews, Behold, your :King!
kai LEgei tois IouDAIois, Ide, ho ba-siLEUS huMON!
q. 19:15a THEY therefore cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him!
eKRAUga-san oun eKEInoi, Aron , Aron, STAUro-son  auTON!
r. 19:15b :Pilate says to them, Shall I crucify your :King?
LEgei auTOIS ho PeiLAtos, Ton Ba-siLEohuMON stauROso?
s. 19:15c The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
a-peKRIthe-san hoi ar-chi-eREIS, Ouk Echo-men ba-siLEa ei meKAIsa-ra.
t. 19:16 Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified.
TOte oun paREdo-ken auTON auTOIS HIna stau-roTHE.
E. 19:17-22 THE CRUCIFIXION
a. 19:17-18 CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS
PaREla-ben oun ton IeSOUN: kai baSTAzon ,
They took :Jesus therefore: and he went out,
auTO ton stauRON  eXELthen, eis ton leGOme-non KraNIou  TOpon,
bearing the cross for himself, unto the place called Place of Skull,
ho LEge-tai E-bra-isTI Gol-goTHA : HOpou auTON eSTAUro-san,
which is called in Hebrew Golgotha: 18where they crucified him,
kai met auTOU ALlous DUo, enTEUthen kai anTEUthen, MEson de ton IeSOUN.
and with him two others, on either side one, and :Jesus in themidst.
b. 19:19a And :Pilate wrote a title also, and put iton the cross.
Egra-psen de kai TITlon ho PeiLAtos, kai Ethe-ken ePI tou stauROU.
c. 19:19b And it was written, JESUS THE NAZOREAN, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
en de ge-gramMEnon, IeSOUS ho Na-zoRAIos , ho ba-siLEUS ton IouDAIon.
d. 19:20 THE 3-FOLD TITILE OVER JESUS
TOUton oun ton TITlon polLOI aNEGno-san ton IouDAIon,
This :title therefore read many of the Jews,
HOti egGUS en ho TOpos tes POle-os HOpou e-stauROthe ho IeSOUS;
for the place where :Jesus was crucified was near the city;
kai en ge-gramMEnon E-bra-isTI , 'Ro-ma-isTI, Hel-le-nisTI .
and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, Greek.
e. 19:21 THE CORRECTION DESIRED BY CHIEF PRIESTS
Ele-gon oun to PeiLAto hoi ar-chi-eREIS ton IouDAIon,
The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to :Pilate,
Me GRAphe, Ho ba-siLEUS ton IouDAIon; alLA, HOti eKEInos EIpen, Ba-siLEUS ton IouDAIon ei-mi.
Write not, the King of the Jews; but that HE said, I am King of the Jews.
f. 19:22 :Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
a-peKRIthePeiLAtos, Ho GEgra-pha GEgra-pha.
NOTE: The Holy Spirit through John wanted all future readers of the Gospel to clearlyknow the perfidy of the Jewish leaders, and the weakness of Pilate. He yieldedto the unjust pressure of these Jewish leaders.
And yet, the betrayal, and unjust Crucifixion of Jesus - was all according to the plan of God. Like a Master Chess-player, He saw the end from the beginning. And He used men like Judas, the Jewish Leaders, and Pilate for His own ends. Like the Potter and the clay - He makes and uses us to execute His predetermined will. But does thatexcuse those like Judas, Pilate and the Jewish leaders? Notatall!
And Pilate was fed up with the Jewish leaders and their hypocrisy. He was under no illusion concerning their motivations. When they sought to have him change the 3-fold inscription on the Cross above Jesus' head - he absolutely refused. Here - Truth prevailed. Jesus wassent by the Father as King of the Jews. Through all eternity this Divine fact will be known. The Remnant of the Jews who believe on Him, will justify God in their day.
Again, when we let God's Word mean what itwants to mean, we will then come to learn to let God saywhat Hewants to say! J.A.W.