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Matthew 27:28

    Matthew 27:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they took off his clothing, and put on him a red robe.

    Webster's Revision

    And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

    World English Bible

    They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:28

    Stripped him - Took off his mantle, or upper garment.

    A scarlet robe - Or, according to Mark and John, a purple robe, such as emperors and kings wore.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:28

    And they stripped him - That is, they either took off all his upper garments or removed all his clothing, probably the former.

    A scarlet robe - Mark says they clothed him in "purple." The "scarlet" color was obtained from a species of fruit; "purple" from shell-fish.

    See the notes at Isaiah 1:18. The ancients gave the name "purple" to any color that had a mixture of "red" in it, and consequently these different colors might be sometimes called by the same name. The "robe" used here was the same kind worn by Roman generals and other distinguished officers of the Roman army, and also by the Roman governors. It was made so as to be placed on the shoulders, and was bound around the body so as to leave the right arm at liberty. As we cannot suppose that Pilate would array him in a new and splendid robe, we must suppose that this was one which had been worn and cast off as useless, and was now used to array the Son of God as an object of ridicule and scorn.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:28

    27:28 They put on him a scarlet robe - Such as kings and generals wore; probably an old tattered one.