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Luke 23:3

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23:3 So 1  Pilate asked Jesus, 2  “Are you the king 3  of the Jews?” He replied, “You say so.” 4 

Luke 23:38

Context
23:38 There was also an inscription 5  over him, “This is the king of the Jews.”

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the implied result of the charges brought in the previous verse.

2 tn Grk “him”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 snAre you the king of the Jews?” Pilate was interested only in the third charge, because of its political implications of sedition against Rome.

4 sn The reply “You say so” is somewhat enigmatic, like Jesus’ earlier reply to the Jewish leadership in 22:70.

5 sn Mention of the inscription is an important detail, because the inscription would normally give the reason for the execution. It shows that Jesus was executed for claiming to be a king. It was also probably written with irony from the executioners’ point of view.



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