“That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.”
King James Version (KJV)
18:32 Signifying what death he should die - For crucifixion was not a Jewish, but a Roman punishment. So that had he not been condemned by the Roman governor, he could not have been crucified. #John 3:14|.
Joh 18:32 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled. Had the Jews been allowed to put Christ to death, he would have been stoned, as Stephen was, by a mob in Jerusalem, stoning being the usual Jewish method of execution, but he had "signified what death he should die" (Joh 12:32 Mt 20:18-19) and had declared that he should be crucified.