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John 19:4

    John 19:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Pilate therefore went forth again, and said to them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that you may know that I find no fault in him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Pilate went out again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I find no crime in him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Pilate went out again and said to them, See, I let him come out to you to make it clear to you that I see no wrong in him.

    Webster's Revision

    And Pilate went out again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I find no crime in him.

    World English Bible

    Then Pilate went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I bring him out to you, that you may know that I find no basis for a charge against him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Pilate went out again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I find no crime in him.

    Barnes' Notes on John 19:4

    Behold, I bring him forth ... - Pilate, after examining Jesus, had gone forth and declared to the Jews that he found no fault in him, John 18:38. At that time Jesus remained in the judgment hall. The Jews were not satisfied with that, but demanded still that he should be put to death, John 19:39-40. Pilate, disposed to gratify the Jews, returned to Jesus and ordered him to be scourged, as if preparatory to death, John 19:1. The patience and meekness with which Jesus bore this seem to have convinced him still more that he was innocent, and he again went forth to declare his conviction of this; and, to do it more effectually, he said, "Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know," etc. - that they might themselves see, and be satisfied, as he had been, of his innocence. All this shows his anxiety to release him, and also shows that the meekness, purity, and sincerity of Jesus had power to convince a Roman governor that he was not guilty. Thus, the highest evidence was given that the charges were false, even when he was condemned to die.