Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 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.