John 19:21

But the Jewish leading priests said to Pilate, "Do not write 'The King of the Jews,' but 'He said, I am the King of the Jews.'"

John 19:14

Now it was about six o'clock in the morning [Note: This was according to Roman time, but if Jewish time were meant, it would have been

John 19:19

Then Pilate had an inscription written and placed on the cross [i.e., on the upright portion, above His head]. It read, "Jesus from Nazareth, the King of the Jews."

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Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.

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Mark 15:2
Pilate asked Him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered him, "You have said so."
Luke 23:38
There was an inscription above Him [i.e., on the upright portion of the cross], stating, "This is the king of the Jews."