Matthew 27:11

“And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus stood before the gouernour, and the gouernour asked him, saying; Art thou the King of the Iewes? And Iesus sayd vnto him, Thou sayest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, "{It is as} you say.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus was before the ruler, who put a question to him, Are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, You say so.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor questioned him, saying, Art *thou* the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, Thou sayest.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, Thou sayest.
- Webster's Bible

Meanwhile Jesus was brought before the Governor, and the latter put the question, "Are you the King of the Jews?" "I am their King," He answered.
- Weymouth Bible

Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said to him, "So you say."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus stood bifor the domesman; and the iustice axide him, and seide, Art thou king of Jewis?
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor did question him, saying, `Art thou the king of the Jews!' And Jesus said to him, `Thou sayest.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:11


27:11 Art thou the king of the Jews? - Jesus before Caiaphas avows himself to be the Christ, before Pilate to be a king; clearly showing thereby, that his answering no more, was not owing to any fear.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:11


Mt 27:11 Jesus stood before the governor. In the judgment hall (Joh 18:28), which the Sanhedrin did not enter for fear of defilement. It was probably about seven a.m. that they presented themselves to Pilate, hoping that he would order their condemned prisoner to death without inquiry, but on his demand for charges they accuse Jesus of seeking to make himself King of the Jews. This charge causes Pilate to ask: Art thou the King of the Jews? They had condemned Jesus for blasphemy, but now make a political charge, and Pilate's question is whether Jesus is claiming a temporal kingdom. Thou sayest. Jesus was King, not of the Jews only, but men, and he admits the charge. He was King, however, in a spiritual sense, as he explained to Pilate (Joh 18:36).

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