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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

John 19:9

Whence art thou? (poten ei su;).
Pilate knew that Jesus was from Galilee (Luke 23:6). He is really alarmed. See a like question by the Jews in 8:25.

Gave him no answer (apokrisin ouk edwken autwi).
See same idiom in 1:22. Apokrisiv (old word from apokrinomai) occurs also in Luke 2:47; 20:26. The silence of Jesus, like that before Caiaphas (Mark 14:61; Matthew 26:63) and Herod (Luke 23:9), irritates the dignity of Pilate in spite of his fears.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 19:9". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=joh&chapter=019&verse=009>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.