New International Version
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
King James Bible
And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Darby Bible Translation
And there was also an inscription [written] over him in Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew letters: This is the King of the Jews.
World English Bible
An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
Young's Literal Translation
And there was also a superscription written over him, in letters of Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew, 'This is the King of the Jews.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A superscription - See Matthew 27:37.
In letters of Greek, and Latin and Hebrew - The inscription was written in all these languages, which were the most common, that all might see the reason why he was put to death. The inscription was written in Greek, on account of the Hellenistic Jews, who were then at Jerusalem because of the passover; it was written in Latin, that being the language of the government under which he was crucified; and it was written in Hebrew, that being the language of the place in which this deed of darkness was committed. But, by the good providence of God, the inscription itself exculpated him, and proved the Jews to be rebels against, and murderers of, their king. See the note on Matthew 27:37. It is not to be wondered at that they wished Pilate to alter this inscription, John 19:21, as it was a record of their infamy.
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and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."
Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.
The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.
Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews.
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