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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

John 19

Verses 1-42

Here once more we have the story of the Cross, and once again it is a story to be read almost without note or comment. The picture of our Lord led forth and presented to the crowds by Pilate is one of appalling solemnity. Whatever Pilate's intention, the vision of Jesus failed to arouse in the hearts of the multitude any pity for Him, and they clamored for His death. In spite of all Pilate's protests, the clamor continued, and he yielded to it, and handed Jesus over to the mob.

Referring to the Cross itself, John is careful to say that it was when Jesus knew that all things were accomplished that He cried, "I thirst," and after that declared the fulfilment in the words, "It is finished."

Presently we have the beautiful picture of mo disciples secretly paying the last tender offices of respect to the body of their Lord. Joseph found Him a grave in a garden, and Nicodemus brought great wealth of spices for His entombment.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on John 19". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.