John 9:12-15

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12 From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.” 13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.

7 responses to “John 9:12-15

  1. these preists were just really going to throw out whatever they could tp get Jesus crucified. in this passage they even went as far as renouncing their faith and denieing the messiah…

    now i went searching through google and couldnt really find out many things about ceasar in those days. from what i did find it seemed like Ceasar was already dead at the time and that apparently some astrologist saw a comet fall in the sky right after Ceasar’s death and it became a rumor that that comet was ceasar ascending to heaven. so did the priests think that ceasar was the messiah? kinda confused.

    wierd little thing to think about….. if Pilate was scared that the crowds would riot and would try to run him out or hurt him why didnt he just have some of his soldiers kill some of the rioters off and store order in the crowd. he did it once in LUKE 13:1. ….when God has something in store for the world it happens. nothing we can do can change what God wants to happen.

  2. Caesar is the name given to the man in charge of rome, kind of like President in America Nick…To answer your question about why Pilate didnt do something…He was always having troubles with Jews and since this his was district, he would be held responsible any riots or battles…He had to fear for his own life…the inability for him to keep control of the community would cause his life to be jeopardy! That is why he was desperate to keep things in order…The jews knew he was more after keeping peace and harmony then jeopardizing some riot and putting his life in danger…

    But Nick good observation that the jews were willing to disown their own faith to get what they wanted…

  3. I see a struggle between the conscience of a man, and his personal ambitions. Like Ron said, this was Pilate’s area and he would be judged on his ability to rule and keep the peace. He needed to pacify the Jews to prevent an uprising, yet the witness of his wife and his own conscience was telling him that this was an innocent man. He had to compromise to keep his personal ambitions alive. If you find yourself having to compromise your walk, your beliefs, or your testimony to keep a dream of yours alive, you need to step back and re-examine the personal ambition. All of our hopes, plans, and dreams need to begin in Christ and if they contradict HIm they are wrong……..

  4. In the first verse it remined me of peer pressure where people are telling Pilate to not set Jesus free cause that is not there King. This a great example of other things that happens in our day to day lives like friends trying to tell us to do things that we know that isnt right and we know we shouldnt do it but we do it anyways like Pilate did. He knew he needed to set Jesus free but he listened to the Devil and that got the best of him.

  5. In the first verse it remined me of peer pressure where people are telling Pilate to not set Jesus free cause that is not there King. This a great example of other things that happens in our day to day lives like friends trying to tell us to do things that we know that isnt right and we know we shouldnt do it but we do it anyways like Pilate did. He knew he needed to set Jesus free but he listened to the Devil and that got the best of him.

  6. it amazes me that the jews wasnt on jesus’ side..well most of them..im pretty sure most of those liked jesus and what not before they knew that he was going to be crusified.

  7. It’s amazing how the people then were not so sure about the truth of jesus, and how much it is shown and expressed today then it was then, even though he was alive they didn’t belive in the truth, but some people still don’t today.

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