My Kingdom Is Not of This World

John 18

33 g Then Pilate entered the 1 Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?" 34 Jesus answered him, "Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?" 35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?" 36 h Jesus answered, i "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here." 37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, j that I should bear k witness to the truth. Everyone who l is of the truth m hears My voice."

38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, n "I find no fault in Him at all. 39 o "But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?" 40 p Then they all cried again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" q Now Barabbas was a robber.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 27:11
    Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" Jesus said to him, " It is as you say.
  2. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:13
    I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate.
  3. Cross References
    Daniel 2:44
    And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
    Daniel 7:14
    Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.
    Luke 12:14
    But He said to him, "Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?
    John 6:15
    Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.
    John 8:15
    You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 5:17
    Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or ...
    Matthew 20:28
    "just as the Son of Man did not come to be serv...
    Luke 4:43
    But He said to them, "I must preach the kingdom...
    Luke 12:49
    I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wis...
    Luke 19:10
    "for the Son of Man has come to seek and to sav...
    John 3:17
    For God did not send His Son into the world to ...
    John 9:39
    And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into ...
    John 10:10
    The thief does not come except to steal, and to...
    John 12:47
    And if anyone hears My words and does not belie...
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:4
    Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people.
    Revelation 1:5
    And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
  6. Cross References
    John 14:6
    Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
  7. Cross References
    John 8:47
    "He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."
    John 10:27
    My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
    1 John 3:19
    And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
    1 John 4:6
    We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:9
    And they made His grave with the wicked - But w...
    Matthew 27:24
    When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at al...
    Luke 23:4
    So Pilate said to the chief priests and the cro...
    John 19:4
    Pilate then went out again, and said to them, "...
    John 19:6
    Therefore, when the chief priests and officers ...
    1 Peter 2:22 - 24
    Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in H...
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 27:15 - 26
    Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished.
    Mark 15:6 - 15
    Now at the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they requested.
    Luke 23:17 - 25
    (for it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:3
    He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
    Acts 3:14
    But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you.
  11. Cross References
    Luke 23:19
    Who had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made in the city, and for murder.
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