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Luke 23:38

    Luke 23:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And these words were put in writing over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

    Webster's Revision

    And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

    World English Bible

    An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

    Definitions for Luke 23:38

    Superscription - Inscription; title; a writing over.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 23:38

    A superscription - See Matthew 27:37.

    In letters of Greek, and Latin and Hebrew - The inscription was written in all these languages, which were the most common, that all might see the reason why he was put to death. The inscription was written in Greek, on account of the Hellenistic Jews, who were then at Jerusalem because of the passover; it was written in Latin, that being the language of the government under which he was crucified; and it was written in Hebrew, that being the language of the place in which this deed of darkness was committed. But, by the good providence of God, the inscription itself exculpated him, and proved the Jews to be rebels against, and murderers of, their king. See the note on Matthew 27:37. It is not to be wondered at that they wished Pilate to alter this inscription, John 19:21, as it was a record of their infamy.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 23:38

    In letters of Greek ... - See the notes at Matthew 27:37.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 23:38

    23:38 Mt 27:37; Mr 15:26; Joh 19:19.