He That Saw It
He that saw it has testified, and his testimony is true, and he knows that he speaks what is true, that you also may believe ~John 19:35
CHAPTER 19: VERSE 1
Pilate therefore then took Jesus and scourged him.
And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns and put it on his
head, and threw a purple garment around him,
…and came to him and said:
Hail, King of the Jews;
…and they struck him with the open hand.
Pilate again came forth and said to them:
Behold, I bring him forth to you,
that you may know that I find no
Jesus therefore came forth wearing the crown of thorns and
purple garment. And he says to them:
Behold the man.
Therefore when the chief priests and the attendants saw him,
they cried out:
Pilate says to them:
Take you him and crucify him; for I
find no fault in him.
The Jews answered:
We have a law, and according to the
law he ought to die, because he
made himself the Son of God.
Thereupon when Pilate heard this word, he was the more
…and went into the pretorium again, and said to Jesus:
Whence art thou?
But Jesus gave him no answer.
Pilate says to him:
Speakest thou not to me? Knowest
thou not that I have authority to
release thee and authority to
Thou couldst have had no authority
against me, unless it had been
given thee from above: therefore he
that delivered me to thee has the
After this Pilate sought to release him; but the Jews cried
If thou release this man, thou art
not a friend of Caesar: every one
that makes himself king speaks
Then Pilate, after hearing these words, brought Jesus forth,
and sat on the judgment-seat in a place called The Pavement,
but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
And it was the preparation of the passover: it was about the
sixth hour. And he says to the Jews:
Behold your king.
They therefore cried out:
Away with him, away with him,
Pilate says to them:
Shall I crucify your king?
The chief priests answered:
We have no king but Caesar.
Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified.
They therefore took Jesus;
…and bearing the cross for himself, he went forth to a
place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew
…where they crucified him, and with him two others, on
this side and on that, but Jesus in the midst.
But Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross; and it was
“JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF
Many of the Jews therefore read this title, because the
place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it
was written in Hebrew, in Latin, in Greek.
The chief priests of the Jews then said to, Pilate:
Write not: The king of the Jews,
but that he said: I am the king of
What I have written, I have
The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Jesus, took
his garments, and made four parts, for each soldier a part,
and his coat. But the coat was without seam, woven from the
They said therefore one to another:
Let us not rend it, but cast lots
for it, whose it shall be.
That the scripture might be
fulfilled: They divided my garments
among them, and on my raiment they
These things therefore the soldiers did.
But there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother and his
mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary
Jesus therefore seeing his mother, and the disciple whom he
loved standing by, says to his mother:
Woman, behold thy son.
Then he says to the disciple:
Behold thy mother.
And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had been already
finished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, says:
There lay a vessel full of vinegar: having therefore put a
sponge full of vinegar on hyssop, they put it to his mouth.
When therefore he had received the vinegar, he said:
It is finished;
…and having bowed his head, he gave up the spirit.
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the
bodies might not remain on the cross during the sabbath, for
that sabbath was a great day, besought Pilate that their
legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
Then came the soldiers and broke the legs of the first, and
of the other that was crucified with him;
…but coming to Jesus, when they saw him already dead, they
broke not his legs;
…but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side,
and immediately there came forth blood and water.
And he that saw it has testified, and his testimony is true,
and he knows that he speaks what is true, that you also may
For these things took place that the scripture might be
fulfilled: “A bone of him shall not be
And again another scripture says: “They shall look on him whom they
But after these things Joseph, who was of Arimathea, 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 permission. They came therefore and took him
But Nicodemus also came, he that had come to him by night at
the first, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a
They therefore took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen
cloths with the spices, as is the custom of the Jews to
prepare for burial.
But there was, in the place where he had been crucified, a
garden, and in the garden a new sepulcher, in which no one
had ever yet been laid.
There then because of the preparation of the Jews, for the
sepulcher was near, laid they Jesus.