John 19:34

“But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But one of the souldiers with a speare pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

howbeit one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and straightway there came out blood and water.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But one of the men made a wound in his side with a spear, and straight away there came out blood and water.
- Basic English Bible

but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.
- Darby Bible

But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came out blood and water.
- Webster's Bible

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

However one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
- World English Bible

but oon of the knyytis openyde his side with a spere, and anoon blood and watir wenten out.
- Wycliffe Bible

but one of the soldiers with a spear did pierce his side, and immediately there came forth blood and water;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 19:34


19:34 Forthwith there came out blood and water - It was strange, seeing he was dead, that blood should come out; more strange, that water also; and most strange of all, that both should come out immediately, at one time, and yet distinctly. It was pure and true water, as well as pure and true blood. The asseveration of the beholder and testifier of it, shows both the truth and greatness of the miracle and mystery.


People's Bible Notes for John 19:34


Joh 19:34 Pierced his side. Finding him lifeless, the soldiers did not break his legs, but to make sure of death thrust a spear into his side. Came there out blood and water. The water, with clots of blood, can be accounted for only the previous rupture of the heart and the flow of blood into the pericardium, or outer sack of the heart, where it would separate very rapidly into water and clots of blood. Hence, it seems certain that the immediate physical cause of the death of Christ was rupture of the heart.

Discussion for John 19

  • Douglas G Wells
    All of this should of happen to set people free from sin. From then do today until Christ setts his kingdom on new Earth and new Heaven
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 19:19 AND PILATE WROTE A TITLE AND PU IT ON THE CROSS AND THE WRITING WAS JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS 1 CORINTHIANS 1:17 FOR CHRIST SENT ME NOT TO BAPTIZE BUT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL NOT WITH WISDOM OF WORDS LEST THE CROSS OF CHRIST SHOULD BE MADE OF NONE EFFECT 1:18 FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS IS TO THEM THAT PERISH FOOLISHNESS BUT UNTO US WHICH ARE SAVED IT IS THE POWER OF GOD
  • Irene123
    V. 26 - in the back 'comments' pg. it has been noted that the disciple whom Jesus loved was - somebody's - nephew. This is what is meant by - "wrest - to their destruction"
  • Irene123
    People just don't understand about Sun. worship: it's not a DAY we worship, it's the PRACTILITY of Sunday: a LOT of people don't work at their jobs on Sun. Phariseeism, narrow mindedness, self-righteousness. Sunday is just common sense. Saturday is fine with us for folks who worship on that day; it's not the day one worships, it's WHO. Outside of the cup is beautiful, but ........
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - "Chief Priests of the Jews", said write I Am; Ex.3: 6,14; Jn. 18:5-6. Interesting - that the priests didn't realize who He was or what they said. In Jn. 19:21 -- they SAID Jesus was - God - and didn't even realize it. Matt. 23:15
  • Ivy Patterson
    JESUS IS SO REAL! It also show no matter how Good you, mans thoughts are nothing we should aim to please GOD NOT MAN GOD IS GREATER THAN
    MAN! HE DIED FOR US YET ARE WE GRATEFUL AMEN
    IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME BLOOD

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