John 19 :22

John 19 :22 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

But Pilate made answer, What I have put in writing will not be changed.

Webster's Revision

Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written.

World English Bible

Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."

English Revised Version (ERV)

Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

Definitions for John 19 :22

Clarke's Commentary on John 19 :22

What I have written, I have written - That is, I will not alter what I have written. The Roman laws forbad the sentence to be altered when once pronounced; and as this inscription was considered as the sentence pronounced against our Lord, therefore, it could not be changed: but this form of speech is common in the Jewish writings, and means simply, what is done shall continue. Pilate seems to speak prophetically. This is the king of the Jews: they shall have no other Messiah for ever.

Barnes's Commentary on John 19 :22

What I have written ... - This declaration implied that he would make no change. He was impatient, and weary of their solicitations. He had yielded to them contrary to the convictions of his own conscience, and he now declared his purpose to yield no further.

Wesley's Commentary on John 19 :22

19:22 What I have written, I have written - That shall stand.
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