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John 18:32

    John 18:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (That the word of Jesus might come true, pointing to the sort of death he would have.)

    Webster's Revision

    that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

    World English Bible

    that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 18:32

    That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled - Or, thus the word was fulfilled. God permitted the Jews to lose the power of life and death, in the sense before stated, that according to the Roman laws, which punished sedition, etc., with the cross, Christ might be crucified, according to his own prediction: John 12:32, John 3:14.

    Barnes' Notes on John 18:32

    That the saying of Jesus ... - To wit, that he would be delivered into the hands of the Gentiles and be crucified, Matthew 20:19. Neither of these things would have happened if he had been put to death in the way that the Jews first contemplated, Matthew 26:4. Though it should be admitted that they had the power, in religious cases, to do this, yet in such a case it would not have been done, as Jesus predicted, by the Gentiles; and even if it should be admitted that they had the right to take life, yet they had not the right to do it by crucifixion. This was particularly a Roman punishment. And thus it was ordered, in the providence of God, that the prediction of Jesus in both these respects was fulfilled.

    Wesley's Notes on John 18:32

    18:32 Signifying what death he should die - For crucifixion was not a Jewish, but a Roman punishment. So that had he not been condemned by the Roman governor, he could not have been crucified. John 3:14.