Thematic Bible

John 19:1 (show verse)

Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.

John 19:2 (show verse)

And the soldiers, twisting twigs of thorn into a wreath, put it on His head, and threw round Him a crimson cloak.

John 19:3 (show verse)

Then they began to march up to Him, saying in a mocking voice, "Hail King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with the palms of their hands.

John 19:4 (show verse)

Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, "See, I am bringing him out to you to let you clearly understand that I find no crime in him."

John 19:5 (show verse)

So Jesus came out, wearing the wreath of thorns and the crimson cloak. And Pilate said to them, "See, there is the man."

John 19:6 (show verse)

As soon then as the High Priests and the officers saw Him, they shouted "To the cross! To the cross!" "Take him yourselves and crucify him," said Pilate; "for I, at any rate, find no crime in him."

John 19:7 (show verse)

"We," replied the Jews, "have a Law, and in accordance with that Law he ought to die, for having claimed to be the Son of God."

John 19:8 (show verse)

More alarmed than ever, Pilate no sooner heard these words than he re-entered the Praetorium and began to question Jesus.

John 19:9 (show verse)

"What is your origin?" he asked. But Jesus gave him no answer.

John 19:10 (show verse)

"Do you refuse to speak even to me?" asked Pilate; "do you not know that I have it in my power either to release you or to crucify you?"

John 19:11 (show verse)

"You would have had no power whatever over me," replied Jesus, "had it not been granted you from above. On that account he who has delivered me up to you is more guilty than you are."

John 19:12 (show verse)

Upon receiving this answer, Pilate was for releasing Him. But the Jews kept shouting, "If you release this man, you are no friend of Caesar's. Every one who sets himself up as king declares himself a rebel against Caesar."

John 19:13 (show verse)

On hearing this, Pilate brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judge's seat in a place called the Pavement--or in Hebrew, Gabbatha.

John 19:14 (show verse)

It was the day of Preparation for the Passover, about six o'clock in the morning. Then he said to the Jews, "There is your king!"

John 19:15 (show verse)

This caused a storm of outcries, "Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!" "Am I to crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king, except Caesar," answered the High Priests.

John 19:16 (show verse)

Then Pilate gave Him up to them to be crucified. Accordingly they took Jesus;

John 19:17 (show verse)

and He went out carrying His own cross, to the place called Skull-place--or, in Hebrew, Golgotha--

John 19:18 (show verse)

where they nailed Him to a cross, and two others at the same time, one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

John 19:19 (show verse)

And Pilate wrote a notice and had it fastened to the top of the cross. It ran thus: JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

John 19:20 (show verse)

Many of the Jews read this notice, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice was in three languages--Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

John 19:21 (show verse)

This led the Jewish High Priests to remonstrate with Pilate. "You should not write 'The King of the Jews,'" they said, "but that he claimed to be King of the Jews."

John 19:22 (show verse)

"What I have written I have written," was Pilate's answer.

John 19:23 (show verse)

So the soldiers, as soon as they had crucified Jesus, took His garments, including His tunic, and divided them into four parts--one part for each soldier. The tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.

John 19:24 (show verse)

So they said to one another, "Do not let us tear it. Let us draw lots for it." This happened that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says, "They shared my garments among them, and drew lots for my clothing." That was just what the soldiers did.

John 19:25 (show verse)

Now standing close to the cross of Jesus were His mother and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.

John 19:26 (show verse)

So Jesus, seeing His mother, and seeing the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, "Behold, your son!"

John 19:27 (show verse)

Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that time the disciple received her into his own home.

John 19:28 (show verse)

After this, Jesus, knowing that everything was now brought to an end, said--that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "I am thirsty."

John 19:29 (show verse)

There was a jar of wine standing there. With this wine they filled a sponge, put it on the end of a stalk of hyssop, and lifted it to His mouth.

John 19:30 (show verse)

As soon as Jesus had taken the wine, He said, "It is finished." And then, bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit.

John 19:31 (show verse)

Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity)

John 19:32 (show verse)

Accordingly the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and also of the other who had been crucified with Jesus.

John 19:33 (show verse)

Then they came to Jesus Himself: but when they saw that He was already dead, they refrained from breaking His legs.

John 19:34 (show verse)

One of the soldiers, however, made a thrust at His side with a lance, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

John 19:35 (show verse)

This statement is the testimony of an eye-witness, and it is true. He knows that he is telling the truth--in order that you also may believe.

John 19:36 (show verse)

For all this took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled which declares, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."

John 19:37 (show verse)

And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they have pierced."

John 19:38 (show verse)

After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but for fear of the Jews a secret disciple, asked Pilate's permission to carry away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and removed the body.

John 19:39 (show verse)

Nicodemus too--he who at first had visited Jesus by night--came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, in weight about seventy or eighty pounds.

John 19:40 (show verse)

Taking down the body they wrapped it in linen cloths along with the spices, in accordance with the Jewish mode of preparing for burial.

John 19:41 (show verse)

There was a garden at the place where Jesus had been crucified, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried.

John 19:42 (show verse)

Therefore, because it was the day of Preparation for the Jewish Passover, and the tomb was close at hand, they put Jesus there.