John 18:38

“Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 18:38

Pilate saith vnto him, What is trueth? And when hee had said this, he went out againe vnto the Iewes, and saith vnto them, I find in him no fault at all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pilate *said to Him, "What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and *said to them, "I find no guilt in Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find no crime in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Pilate said to him, True? what is true? Having said this he went out again to the Jews and said to them, I see no wrong in him.
- Basic English Bible

Pilate says to him, What is truth? And having said this he went out again to the Jews, and says to them, I find no fault whatever in him.
- Darby Bible

Pilate saith to him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and saith to them, I find in him no fault.
- Webster's Bible

What is truth? said Pilate. But no sooner had he spoken the words than he went out again to the Jews and told them, "I find no crime in him.
- Weymouth Bible

Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" When he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no basis for a charge against him.
- World English Bible

Pilat seith to hym, What is treuthe? And whanne he hadde seid this thing, eft he wente out to the Jewis, and seide to hem, Y fynde no cause in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Pilate saith to him, `What is truth?' and this having said, again he went forth unto the Jews, and saith to them, `I do find no fault in him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 18:38

Wesley's Notes for John 18:38


18:38 What is truth? - Said Pilate, a courtier; perhaps meaning what signifies truth? Is that a thing worth hazarding your life for? So he left him presently, to plead with the Jews for him, looking upon him as an innocent but weak man.


People's Bible Notes for John 18:38


Joh 18:38 What is truth? Pilate's inquiry was not answered in words, but Truth sat embodied and bound before him. Some have held that this question of Pilate's was asked in scorn. His conduct through the trial shows that he was deeply impressed, and it is probable that the question was asked from a deep curiosity to hear more from so marvellous a teacher.

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