Modern Literal Version
[John 19]




     19:1 Therefore Pilate then took Jesus and scourged him. 19:2 And the soldiers having braided a crown out of thorns, placed it on his head and dressed him in a purple garment; 19:3 and were saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they were giving slaps on the cheek to him.



     19:4 Therefore Pilate went outside again and says to them, Behold, I lead him outside to youĎ, in order that youĎ may know that I am finding no crime in him. 19:5 Therefore Jesus came outside, wearing the thorny crown and the purple garment. And he says to them, Behold, the man!



     19:6 Therefore when the high-priests and the attendants saw him, they cried-out, saying, CrucifyĎhim, crucifyĎ him!



     Pilate says to them, YouĎ, takeĎ him and crucify him; for* I am finding no crime in him.



     19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law and according to our law he ought to die, because he made* himself the Son of God.



     19:8 Therefore when Pilate heard this word, he was more afraid; 19:9 and he entered into the palace again and says to Jesus, Where are you from? But Jesus gave him no answer. 19:10Therefore Pilate says to him, Why do you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and have authority to crucify you?



     19:11 Jesus answered, You have no authority against me, except what was given to you from above. He who gave me to you has the greater sin because of this.



     19:12 From this time, Pilate was seeking to release him, but the Jews were crying out, saying, If you release this one, you are no friend of Caesar. Everyone who makes* himself a king speaks against Caesar. 19:13 Therefore when* Pilate heard this word, he led Jesus outside and sat down upon the judicial-seat in a place called* The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 19:14 But it was the Preparation of the Passover and was approximately the sixth hour {i.e. Noon}.



     Now he says to the Jews, Behold, yourĎ King!



     19:15 But they cried-out, Take him, take him, crucify him!



     Pilate says to them, Shall I crucify yourĎ King?



     The high-priests answered, We have no king except Caesar. 19:16 Therefore, then he gave him to them in order that he might be crucified and they took Jesus and led him away.




     {Mar 15:20-23 & Mat 27:31-34 & Luk 23:26-33 & Joh 19:17 Road to the Cross, Fri. morning.}



     19:17 And he went out, bearing his cross, to the place called*, The Place of a Skull, which is called* in Hebrew, Golgotha,



     {Mar 15:24-32 & Mat 27:35-44 & Luk 23:33-43 & Joh 19:18-27 9:00 AM to Noon, Fri.}



     19:18 where they crucified him and two others with him, on this side and on that side and Jesus in the middle. 19:19 But Pilate also wrote a title and placed it upon the cross. Now it was written, Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews. 19:20 Therefore, many of the Jews read this title, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek and in Latin.



     19:21 Therefore, the high-priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, Do not write, The King of the Jews, but, That man said, I am King of the Jews.



     19:22 Pilate answered, I have written what I have written.




     19:23 Therefore the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made* four parts, a part to each soldier, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was seamless from the top, becauseit was entirely woven. 19:24 Therefore they said to one another, We should not split-apart this tunic, but should do a lot concerning it; whose it will be. This happened in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which says, 'They divided my garments for themselves and they cast a lot upon my garment.' {Psa 22.18} Therefore indeed, the soldiers did these things. 19:25 But, his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary the Magdalene stood beside the cross of Jesus.



     19:26 Therefore, when* Jesus saw his mother and the disciple, whom he loved*, standing besideher, he says to his mother, Woman, behold your son!19:27 Thereafter he says to the disciple,Behold, your mother! And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.




     {Mar 15:34-41 & Mat 27:46-56 & Luk 23:45-49 & Joh 19:28-30 around 5:00 PM.}



     19:28 After this Jesus, having seen that all things have been completed, in order that the Scripture might be completed, which says, 'I am thirsty.'{Psa 69:21}19:29 Therefore, a vessel was laying full of vinegar, and having filled a sponge with vinegar and having placed it around a hyssop, they brought it to his mouth. 19:30 Therefore, when Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, It has been completed. And having bowed his head and he gave up the spirit.




     {Mar 15:42-47 & Mat 27:57-66 & Luk 23:50-56 & Joh 19:31-42 Before The Sabbath.}



     19:31 Therefore the Jews asked Pilate, in order that the bodies should not remain upon the cross upon the Sabbath since it was the Preparation, (for* the day of that Sabbath was a great day), that* their legs might be fractured and that* they might be taken away. 19:32 Therefore, the soldiers came, and indeed fractured the legs of the first and of the other one who was crucified together with him, 19:33 but when* they came upon Jesus, as they saw he was already dead, they did not fracture his legs; 19:34 but one of the soldiers pierced his ribs with a spear and immediately blood and water came out. 19:35 And he who has seen, has testified and his testimony is true and he knows that he says true things, in order that youĎ might believe. 19:36 For* these things happened in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, 'A bone of him will not be crushed.' {Exo 12:46 & Num. 9:12 & Psa 34:20}19:37 And again a different Scripture says, 'They will be looking at the one whom they stabbed.' {Zec 12:10}




     19:38 After these things, Joseph from Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but having been hidden because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate in order that he might take away the body of Jesus and Pilate permitted him. Therefore he came and took the body of Jesus. 19:39 Now Nicodemus also came, he who came to Jesus the first time by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, approximately a hundred pounds of it. 19:40 Therefore they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen-strips with the spices, just-as the custom of the Jews is to bury one. 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one was yet laid. 19:42 Therefore they laid Jesus there because of the Jews' Preparation, and because the tomb was near.





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