JOHN 19:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.”

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John 19:15 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
they cried The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) cried
out, ἐκραύγασαν To clamor out
Away with Ἆρον To lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e., weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare H5375) to expiate sin Away
him, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
away with ἆρον To lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e., weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare H5375) to expiate sin away
him, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
crucify σταύρωσον To impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness crucify
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
Pilate Πιλᾶτος Close-pressed, i.e., firm; Pilatus, a Roman Pilate
saith λέγει 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 saith
unto them, αὐτοῖς 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 unto them
Shall I crucify σταυρώσω To impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness crucify
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
King? βασιλέα A sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) King
The chief οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) chief
priests ἀρχιερεῖς The high-priest (literally, of the Jews; typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest priests
answered, ἀπεκρίθησαν To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
We have ἔχομεν To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) We have
no Οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
king βασιλέα A sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) king
but εἰ If, whether, that, etc but
Caesar. Καίσαρα Caesar, a title of the Roman emperor Caesar

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  • 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!

  • 15  But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

  • 16  Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.

  • 17  And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:




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