John 19:5

5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

Read John 19:5 Using Other Translations

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"
Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, “Look, here is the man!”

What does John 19:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 19:5

Then came Jesus forth
Out of the judgment hall, or place where he had been scourged, as soon as Pilate had said these words:

wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe;
with his temples scratched and torn with the thorny crown, and the blood running down from thence, and his face and eyes swollen with the blows he had received from their closed fists, and all besmeared with his own blood, and the soldiers' spittle; his body appearing to be almost of the same colour with the purple or scarlet robe, through the stripes and lashes he had received, when that was thrown back.

And Pilate saith unto them, behold the man;
not their king, that would have provoked them; though he did say so afterwards, when he found he could not prevail upon them to agree to his release; but the man, to move their compassion; signifying, that he was a man as they were, and that they ought to use him as such, and treat him with humanity and pity; and that he was a poor despicable man, as the condition he was in showed; and that it was a weak thing in them to fear anything with respect to any change of, or influence in, civil government from one that made such a figure; and therefore should be satisfied with what had been done to him, and dismiss him.

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