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John 18:35

    John 18:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you to me: what have you done?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Pilate said, Am I a Jew? Your nation and the chief priests have given you into my hands: what have you done?

    Webster's Revision

    Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

    World English Bible

    Pilate answered, "I'm not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you to me. What have you done?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 18:35

    Am I a Jew? - That is, I am not a Jew, and cannot judge whether thou art what is called the Christ, the king of the Jews. It is thy own countrymen, and their spiritual rulers, who delivered thee up to me with the above accusation.

    What hast thou done? - If thou dost not profess thyself king over this people, and an enemy to Caesar, what is it that thou hast done, for which they desire thy condemnation?

    Barnes' Notes on John 18:35

    Am I a Jew? - Am I likely to be influenced by Jewish prejudices and partialities? Am not I, being a Roman, likely to judge impartially, and to decide on the accusations without being blessed by the malignant charges of the accusers?

    Thine own nation ... - In this Pilate denies that it was from anything that he had observed that Jesus was arraigned. He admits that it was from the accusation of others; but then he tells the Saviour that the charge was one of moment, and worthy of the deepest attention. It had come from the very nation of Jesus, from his own countrymen, and from the highest authority among the people. As such it demanded consideration, and Pilate besought him to tell him what he had done - that is, what there had been in his conduct that had given occasion for this charge.