New Living Translation
It was now about noon on the day of preparation for the Passover. And Pilate said to the people, "Look, here is your king!"
King James Bible
And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
Darby Bible Translation
(now it was the preparation of the passover; it was about the sixth hour;) and he says to the Jews, Behold your king!
World English Bible
Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, at about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold, your King!"
Young's Literal Translation
and it was the preparation of the passover, and as it were the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews, 'Lo, your king!'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:14 It was the preparation of the passover - For this reason both the Jews and Pilate were desirous to bring the matter to a conclusion. Every Friday was called the preparation, (namely, for the Sabbath.) And as often as the passover fell on a Friday, that day was called the preparation of the passover.
LibraryChrist's Finished and Unfinished Work
'Jesus ... said, It is finished.'--JOHN xix. 30. 'He said unto me, It is done.'--REV. xxi. 6. One of these sayings was spoken from the Cross, the other from the Throne. The Speaker of both is the same. In the one, His voice 'then shook the earth,' as the rending rocks testified; in the other, His voice 'will shake not the earth only but also heaven'; for 'new heavens and a new earth' accompanied the proclamation. In the one, like some traveller ready to depart, who casts a final glance over his preparations, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
Christ Our Passover
The Grave in a Garden
At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock.
The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate.
It was nine o'clock in the morning when they crucified him.
By this time it was about noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock.
And Pilate posted a sign on the cross that read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
Then the leading priests objected and said to Pilate, "Change it from 'The King of the Jews' to 'He said, I am King of the Jews.'"
It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn't want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.
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