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John 19:1

    John 19:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Pilate took Jesus and had him whipped with cords.

    Webster's Revision

    Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

    World English Bible

    So Pilate then took Jesus, and flogged him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 19:1

    Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him - That is, caused him to be scourged: for we cannot with Bede suppose that he scourged him with his own hand.

    As our Lord was scourged by order of Pilate, it is probable he was scourged in the Roman manner, which was much more severe than that of the Jews. The latter never gave more than thirty-nine blows; for the law had absolutely forbidden a man to be abused, or his flesh cut in this chastisement, Deuteronomy 25:3. The common method of whipping or flogging in some places, especially that of a military kind, is a disgrace to the nation where it is done, to the laws, and to humanity. See Matthew 27:26, and the note there. Though it was customary to scourge the person who was to be crucified, yet it appears that Pilate had another end in view by scourging our Lord. He hoped that this would have satisfied the Jews, and that he might then have dismissed Jesus. This appears from Luke 23:16.

    Barnes' Notes on John 19:1

    See the notes at Matthew 27:26-30.

    Wesley's Notes on John 19:1

    19:1 Mt 27:26; Mr 15:15.