John 18:38-40

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38 “What is truth?” Pilate asked. With this he went out again to the Jews and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. 39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?” 40 They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in a rebellion.

7 responses to “John 18:38-40

  1. the people that are already going against jesus, and wanting him to get tortured and beaten are now trying to get all the other people to turn against him..to me its a good example when the nonbelievers, MAY have those certain friends that are believers and they try pulling them down with them..i wonder if those people know what there doing and if they know that they are pulling themselves even further down..that believer should be able to stand up, for what THEY believe..(jesus) and then try and turn those nonbelievers into something god would want them to be instead of following satan when he is gonna get you no where.

  2. They released barbabbas because they thought the king of jewas was gonna be this great kin that was dressed in gold and had angels maround him.they released him cause they thought the king of jews was not him.which tells me like the saying says;dont judge a book by its cover.

  3. i was having a discussion with my boss at work and he mentioned that Jesus never really answered a question…he most of the time answered it with some tiype of parable. again he does it here. or in verse 37. quite amazing that he would use parable to answer question and that in the end we will find out what all he meant.

    What is the Truth?

    Jesus said he is the truth the way and the life. he had already said this to his disciples and we know from reading the word. what is funny that is when people say the word the truth they usually mean that they arent lying. Jesus was the truth becasue all the time he walked his earth he never even told a lie. hence the sayin ” the spotless lamb that was slain” Jesus was as pure as snow. he didnt even make a little lie to get out of doing a little house work like i know we all have done. that is why pilate couldnt find any fault in him. there wasnt one to find.

  4. Jesus has already said the truth. It’s just people didn’t believe Him…they couldn’t handle the truth!
    So when Pilate asked the people who they wanted they chose Barabbas who did rebellion. They would rather have rebellion then a man doing miracles everyday and teaching the Word. But they never gave Christ a chance to reveal who He was.

  5. I enjoyes Nick’s post and wanted to carry it a step further. When Jesus spoke of being truth, He was not talking about telling lies or truth, He was speaking of His life. In the Bible, the word “conversation” is used, but the truer meaning of the word is not just what you say, but the sum of what you say and what you do, your walk.

    When Jesus said He was truth, He was saying that He was comfortable being examined and letting people see that He truly was a reflection of God. WHen we say we are telling the truth, we mean that we are not lying at the moment but we are not giving people the freedom to examine our life and our choices. Most of us get defensive when people begin to examine our lives and compare our choices to SCripture.

    We need to live so that our lives our open to examination and so that people will see that we reflect Jesus Christ. This goes way beyond being able to say “I am telling the truth”.

  6. just a quick question that i didnt notice when i first read the passage….. right after pilate asks what is the truth he goes and speaks to the crowd…. is there something missing there, like did pilate ask jesus about his life and all the things he could try to charge him with or did he simply ask that question and saw it instantly from Jesus what the answer was……just something i dwelt on.

  7. what is truth—definitely something I am still trying to find a full understanding about…

    How quickly we as people are willing to trade the Lord for something of this world, something yucky deadly and nasty…The Jews did that hear…the Son of God being turned in for a murderer…We turn Christ over for satisfactions of the flesh, greed, sex, romance, lust, drugs, cigarettes,etc etc…

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