Studies In The Book Of John


John 19:1-12


John 19:1-5 “(1) Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.  (2) And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, (3) And said, Hail, King of the Jews!  and they smote him with their hands.  (4) Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.  (5) Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe.  And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!”


A. Jesus was whipped and mocked (Matthew 27:26-31 and Mark 15:16-19).

1. Like Pilate, Herod also mocked Jesus (Luke 23:11).

2. Jesus knew these things were going to happen (Luke 18:32).

3. Sadly, Pilate did all of this with the knowledge that Jesus was a just man (Matthew 27:24; cf. Exodus 23:7 and Proverbs 17:15). 

B. They put our Lord on display, in an attempt to shame Him (Isaiah 53:3).

1. They could not shame Jesus into failure (Hebrews 12:1-3).

2. They failed to see that they were beholding the Savior (John 1:29).


John 19:6-9 “(6) When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.  (7) The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.  (8) When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; (9) And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.”


A. They wanted Jesus crucified (Matthew 27:22).

1. They betrayed and murdered Jesus (Acts 7:52).

2. They put Jesus to death because they knew Him not (Acts 13:27-29).

3. Pilate was determined to let Jesus go, but the Jews were otherwise minded (Acts 3:13-15).

B. The Jews wanted Jesus killed for making Himself the Son of God (Mark 14:61-64, John 5:18, John 8:58-59, and John 10:30-33).

1. In the past, Jesus tried to show them that they were wrong (John 10:36-38).

2. How much greater evidence that He is the Son of God can you have than the Father saying so Himself (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 17:1-5, and II Peter 1:16-18)?

3. Jesus is God’s Son (Mark 1:1, Luke 1:35, John 1:49, John 20:30-31, Acts 9:20, Hebrews 4:14, and I John 5:20).

a. He is the only begotten Son of the Father (John 1:14, John 1:18, John 3:16-18, and I John 4:9).

b. If one does not believe and confess this, that person cannot be saved (John 8:23-24, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:36-38, and I John 2:22-23).


John 19:10-12 “(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 Cĺsar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Cĺsar.”


A. Jesus wasn’t going to engage Pilate in discussion (I Peter 2:21-23).

1. Jesus was the sacrifice for our sins (I Corinthians 5:7, Ephesians 5:2, and Hebrews 10:1-22).

2. Sacrifices do not offer a defense (Isaiah 53:7).

3. Man could not do to Jesus what God did not allow (Acts 2:23).

B. The Jews played politics against Jesus (Luke 23:2).

1. They had already tried, but failed, to get Jesus to oppose Caesar (Luke 20:20-25).

2. The Jews did this to Paul too (Acts 16:16-24 and Acts 17:6-8).

3. Yet, when they want something that Roman law doesn’t permit, they all of a sudden want to act within their own law system (Acts 24:1-9).




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