John 19:8
New International Version
When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,

New Living Translation
When Pilate heard this, he was more frightened than ever.

English Standard Version
When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid.

Berean Study Bible
When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid,

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore when Pilate heard this word, he was even more afraid.

King James Bible
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

New King James Version
Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid;

NASB 1995
Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid;

NASB 1977
When Pilate therefore heard this statement, he was the more afraid;

Amplified Bible
So when Pilate heard this said, he was [even] more alarmed and afraid.

Christian Standard Bible
When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever.

American Standard Version
When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was the more afraid;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when Pilate heard this statement he was even more afraid.

Contemporary English Version
When Pilate heard this, he was terrified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he feared the more.

English Revised Version
When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was the more afraid;

Good News Translation
When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Pilate heard them say that, he became more afraid than ever.

International Standard Version
When Pilate heard this, he became even more afraid.

Literal Standard Version
When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was more afraid,

NET Bible
When Pilate heard what they said, he was more afraid than ever,

New Heart English Bible
When therefore Pilate heard this saying, he was more afraid.

Weymouth New Testament
More alarmed than ever, Pilate no sooner heard these words than he re-entered the Praetorium and began to question Jesus.

World English Bible
When therefore Pilate heard this saying, he was more afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was the more afraid,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
7“We have a law,” answered the Jews, “and according to that law He must die, because He declared Himself to be the Son of God.” 8 When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid, 9and he went back into the Praetorium. “Where are You from?” he asked. But Jesus gave no answer.…

Cross References
John 19:7
"We have a law," answered the Jews, "and according to that law He must die, because He declared Himself to be the Son of God."

John 19:9
and he went back into the Praetorium. "Where are You from?" he asked. But Jesus gave no answer.


Treasury of Scripture

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

heard.

John 19:13
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.

Acts 14:11-19
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men…









(8) When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid.--That is, as the verses which follow show, he was the more afraid because of his wonder who Jesus really was. He must have heard of some of the current impressions as to His life and words; he had himself heard Him claim a kingdom which is not of this world; his wife's dream (Matthew 27:19) had furnished an evil omen which the superstition of the most educated classes of the Roman empire would interpret as a message from the gods; and now the Jews speak of Him as one who claimed to be the Son of God. (Comp. Notes on the words of the Roman centurion in Matthew 27:54.)

Verses 8-11. - (f) [Within the Praetorium.] The fear of Pilate, and the apportionment of the measures of guilt by the majestic Sufferer. Verse 8. - When therefore Pilate heard this word he was more afraid, implying that John had seen all along that some element of "fear" had moved Pilate, and that now it was augmented. Superstition goes hand in hand with skepticism. Instead of this being (as Keim says) contrary to psychologic laws, the history of skepticism is constantly presenting the same features (cf. Herod Antipas the Sadducee, who would dogmatically have repudiated the idea of resurrection, crying out concerning Jesus, "It is John the Baptist, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead," etc.). We need not suppose that Pilate was suddenly affected by the truth of Jewish monotheism; but he may readily have believed that the wondrous Being before him was enshrouded in a mystery of supernatural portent and pretension that he could not fathom, and before which he trembled. The idea of Divine energy enshrined in and wielded by human beings was not altogether foreign to heathen thought - and one centurion, at least, who was probably present on this very occasion, exclaimed that Jesus was a Son of God (Matthew 27:54).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
When
Ὅτε (Hote)
Adverb
Strong's 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

Pilate
Πιλᾶτος (Pilatos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4091: Pilate. Of Latin origin; close-pressed, i.e. Firm; Pilatus, a Roman.

heard
ἤκουσεν (ēkousen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

this
τοῦτον (touton)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

statement,
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

he was even more afraid,
ἐφοβήθη (ephobēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.


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