John 18:39

“But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 18:39

But yee haue a custome that I should release vnto you one at the Passeouer: will ye therefore that I release vnto you the king of the Iewes?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release for you the King of the Jews?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But every year you make a request to me to let a prisoner go free at the Passover. Is it your desire that I let the King of the Jews go free?
- Basic English Bible

But ye have a custom that I release [some] one to you at the passover; will ye therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews?
- Darby Bible

But ye have a custom that I should release to you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release to you the King of the Jews?
- Webster's Bible

But you have a custom that I should release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So shall I release to you the King of the Jews?"
- Weymouth Bible

But you have a custom, that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"
- World English Bible

But it is a custom to you, that Y delyuere oon to you in pask; therfor wole ye that Y delyuere to you the kyng of Jewis?
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye have a custom that I shall release to you one in the passover; will ye, therefore, [that] I shall release to you the king of the Jews?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 18:39

Wesley's Notes for John 18:39


18:37 Thou sayest - The truth. To this end was I born - Speaking of his human origin: his Divine was above Pilate's comprehension. Yet it is intimated in the following words, I came into the world, that I might witness to the truth - Which was both declared to the Jews, and in the process of his passion to the princes of the Gentiles also. Every one that is of the truth - That is, a lover of it, heareth my voice - A universal maxim. Every sincere lover of truth will hear him, so as to understand and practise what he saith.

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 18:39


Joh 18:39,40 Ye have a custom. See PNT "Mt 27:15". He was eager to comply with the custom in order to release an innocent prisoner, but he had not measured the depths of the Jewish hate which could demand, instead, a robber and a murderer.

Discussion for John 18:39



 

Do you have a Bible comment or question?


2000 characters remain...




Bible Options

Sponsored Links