JOHN 19:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.”

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John 19:12 Translation & Meaning

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And from ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) And from
thenceforth τούτου Of (from or concerning) this (person or thing) thenceforth
Pilate Πιλᾶτος Close-pressed, i.e., firm; Pilatus, a Roman Pilate
sought to ἐζήτει To seek (literally or figuratively); specially, (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life) sought
release ἀπολῦσαι To free fully, i.e., (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively, depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce release
him: αὐτόν· The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
but δὲ But, and, etc but
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Jews Ἰουδαῖοι Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jews
cried out, ἔκραζον Properly, to "croak" (as a raven) or scream, i.e., (genitive case) to call aloud (shriek, exclaim, intreat) cried out
saying, λέγοντες Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
If Ἐὰν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty If
thou let ἀπολύσῃς To free fully, i.e., (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively, depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce let
this man τοῦτον This (person, as objective of verb or preposition) man
go, ἀπολύσῃς To free fully, i.e., (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively, depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce go
thou art εἶ Thou art art
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
Caesar's Καίσαρος· Caesar, a title of the Roman emperor Caesars
friend: φίλος Actively, fond, i.e., friendly (still as a noun, an associate, neighbor, etc.) friend
whosoever πᾶς All, any, every, the whole whosoever
maketh ποιῶν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) maketh
himself αὐτόν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons himself
a The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) a
king βασιλέα A sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) king
speaketh against ἀντιλέγει To dispute, refuse speaketh against
Caesar. Καίσαρι Caesar, a title of the Roman emperor Caesar

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  • 10  Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?

  • 11  Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

  • 12  And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

  • 13  When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

  • 14  And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!




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