1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
"Scourged" = μαστιγόω mastigóō, mas-tig-o'-o; from G3148; to flog (literally or figuratively):—scourge. G3148 μάστιξ mástix, mas'-tix; probably from the base of G3145 (through the idea of contact); a whip (literally, the Roman flagellum for criminals; figuratively, a disease):—plague, scourging.
2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
This of course drove the kenite religious system nuts. The soldiers are dressing Christ like royalty with the purple robe. Rather they knew it or not the crown of thorns were symbolic of the fall of humans to sin. Genesis 3:17-18 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Adam must work for everything now. What was given is now required to earn. He was told to stay away from satan and not to have any action with him, but Adam joined in the sexual act. 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
These soldiers of Rome try to afflict more abuse on Christ Jesus with humiliation and violence.
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.
Pilate has Christ looking rough and he presents Christ looking this way for the people to see a man that has done nothing, has been beaten and bloodied, that they can find mercy for Him. Pilate finds "no fault in Him" but knows the trouble Barabbas has been giving. Pilate is trying to sway the crowd.
5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
Pilate presents Christ Jesus as beaten down, humiliated innocence. He is trying his best to sway their minds into choosing Christ over Barabbas for the passover prisoner release.
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.
These kenite temple leaders don't want to do it themselves. They want the blood to be on Pilates hands, not their own, but Pilate finds Christ to be innocent and wants nothing to do with it. He has told them three times, he finds no fault in Christ, but they don't care.
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;
Pilate couldn't believe what these kenites are saying. They've twisted everything around with their lies about their "law" and Pilate doesn't know what to say. We know Christ didn't make Himself The Son of God, God did that. Jesus - Yahshua means YHVH Savior, or The Savior of YHVH - God. 1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.
Pilate is looking for a way for this not to happen the way it's playing out. He knows Christ is innocent and is looking for a way to let Him go. That isn't God plan † Isaiah 53:6-7 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
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?
Pilate needs a reason either way, for the choice he must make.
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.
God allows it, it's His will.
12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.
If Pilate doesn't crucify Christ, these kenites are going to go to Rome with the accusation of treason against Caesar. They're going to tell him there's another claiming to be king and Pilate is his friend and wants to set him free.
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.
This "judgment seat" or place called "the Pavement" is where Pilate ruled from. It would be considered where his thrown sat. It's also known as "The Pavement of Stones" by the Sanhedrin. "Gabbatha" = γαββαθά gabbathá, gab-bath-ah'; of Chaldee origin (compare H1355); the knoll; gabbatha, a vernacular term for the Roman tribunal in Jerusalem: Gabbatha stone "elevation or a platform".
14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
Pilate has lost his patience with the whole thing. It's late and their evil tactics wasn't sitting well with him. He was done, so he said, "Behold your King" in that he pronounced Christ as The Messiah, but he did so in ignorance of its meaning to the kenites. That would cause them to explode in anger even more.
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:
Christ is dragging His cross, blood dripping from all over Him due to His head being pierced, His body bruised all over from being beaten. People are gathering as He walked down the dusty path. We see can see this clearly in Luke 23:27-31 27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. Christ isn't thinking of Himself, even as He walks to His death. He is thinking about them and those to come in the generations up to today. 29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Christ will be looking for a virgin bride, one that didn't go after the things of the world, one that didn't go whoring after satan. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. Once they see Christ, they finely see The Truth that's been there for them all along and it isn't going to feel good. 31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? The people = trees, that accepted The living Water grew green, they have veins flowing with blood, while those people = trees that refused Him, crucifying Him, draining His blood. "Golgotha" = Γολγοθᾶ Golgothâ, gol-goth-ah'; of Chaldee origin (compare H1538); the skull; Golgotha, a knoll near Jerusalem: the name of a place outside Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified; so called, apparently because its form resembled a skull.
18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews.
What was usually written and placed on the cross was the crime in which you were convicted of, but here Pilate is sticking it to them by putting the title "Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews" on the cross of Christ. He knows it won't sit well with these kenites at all.
20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
This was a place where many would see Christ Jesus and Pilate made sure what had been written could be understood by everyone that passed.
21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
The kenite priest is now telling Pilate to take that down and reword it.
22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
This coat was a high priest coat and because it was to be as clean as possible at all times, it had no seams to collect dirt. Because of its value, it was wasn't torn into parts to be gambled on.
24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
This scripture being fulfilled is found in Psalm 22:18 They part my garment among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
Four women standing by Him as He hung on that cross. Ten of the men disciples are nowhere to be found.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
This is also scripture being fulfilled from Psalm 69 and was foretold over a 1000 years before taking place. Psalm 69:21-22 21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. They reject The True Christ, but follow the fake. Look around today. With so many religions, souls refuse The Only Reality, Christ Jesus Yahshua. Many "Christians" don't even know The True Christ like they should, because they're too busy listening to fake "pastors" set them up for a ride out of here when the fake shows up to fool them all. The True Christ is our "welfare" and we shouldn't ignore Him or ANY of His Words. "Welfare" = שָׁלוֹם shâlôwm, shaw-lome'; or שָׁלֹם shâlôm; from H7999; safe, i.e. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace:—× do, familiar, × fare, favour, friend, × great, (good) health, (× perfect, such as be at) peace(-able, -ably), prosper(-ity, -ous), rest, safe(-ty), salute, welfare, (× all is, be) well, completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.
29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
"Vinegar" = ὄξος óxos, oz-os; from G3691; vinegar, i.e. sour wine:—vinegar. A poor man's wine. "Hyssop" = ὕσσωπος hýssōpos, hoos'-so-pos; of foreign origin (H231); "hyssop": a plant used by the Hebrews in their ritual sprinklings.
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the spirit.
Luke 23:44-46 44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. From noon until 3pm, it was as dark as night over ALL The earth. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. The veil is what separated the holy of holies from the people within the temple. It's where we get the name Open Veil Ministry. 46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the Spirit.
31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
The Holy Communion is sacred and Christ is The last sacrifice for all time. The Passover Lamb isn't to have any bones broken. Numbers 9:12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.
32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
This is talking about the two on crosses on either side of Christ. The two "thieves", Greek word lestai, = "robbers". Where in Luke 23:32 their called "malefactors" crucified with Christ. We also read of them before in this Chapter;
33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
Water being of the Old Covenant and blood of The New Covenant. We can also look at this as every soul must be born of water, birth through women and that sack of water, then have the choice of Christ Jesus and His sacrifice of shedding His blood for you. 1 John 5:6-8 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. Christ came through the womb = born of water to give His blood as our way to life everlasting. The Last sacrifice! Those that take this as we must be baptized if we are to be Christian is missing a lot about His sacrifice. If you would like to know more, check out "Baptism and Blood" study listed under Topic Studies. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one. The Holy Trinity † 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. Just as in heaven these same Three that ARE ONE bearing witness right here on earth, The Holy Trinity †
35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
John is the one keeping record of this. You're reading his account of events. He witnessed this and wrote it for us.
36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
Psalm 34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
We read of him in John 19. The uncle of Christ, Joseph of Arimathaea held a high enough position within the Sanhedrin body, that he could approach Pilate with this request. Remember he was Christ kinsman and wealthy in shipping and lead mining in Glastonbury. It was where Christ spent most of His younger years. Book recommendation; "Traditions of Glastonbury" by E. Raymond Capp.
39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
He came to Christ in secret and at night before as we read in John 3:2, but here we see he's coming in the daylight with Joseph, straight up to Pilate.
40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
Being Joseph and Nicodemus are of the house of Judah, they follow the customs of winding the body in linen for burial.
41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
Christ died with two thieves yet buried in a rich man's tomb. Isaiah 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Hebrews 10:7-10 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
The tomb or sepulchre was close by and everyone was busy preparing for the high Sabbath. The Passover feast day was about to start.