You are not, indeed, guilty for accusing me, or malignantly arraigning me; but you have power intrusted to you over my life; and the Jews, who knew this, and who knew that the power of a magistrate was given to him by God, have the greater sin for seeking my condemnation before a tribunal appointed by God, and for endeavoring to obtain so solemn a sanction to their own malignant and wicked purposes. John 11:49; John 18:14-28.). hath the greater sin—as having better opportunities and more knowledge of such matters. God has ordered your life, your circumstances, and the extent of your dominion. CHAPTER 19 John 19:1-16.JESUS BEFORE PILATE--SCOURGED--TREATED WITH OTHER SEVERITIES AND INSULTS--DELIVERED UP, AND LED AWAY TO BE CRUCIFIED. God thus brings about his wise ends; and while Pilate was free, and acted out his nature without compulsion, yet the purposes of God, long before predicted, were fulfilled, and Jesus made an atonement for the sins of the world. á¼Î¾Î¿Ï ÏÎ¹Î¬Î¶ÎµÎ¹Î½ ÎºÎ±ÏÊ¼ á¼Î¼Î¿á¿¦, Î´Î¹ÏÏÎ¹ á¼Î¾Î¿Ï ÏÎ¯Î±Î½ á¼ÏÎµÎ¹Ï ÎºÎ±á½¶ Î¿á½Îº á¼ÏÎ¿Î»ÏÎµÎ¹Ï Î¼Îµ, because thou hast the disposal of me, not from thy proper sovereignty, but from having been divinely empowered thereto, Î¼ÎµÎ¯Î¶Î¿Î½Î± á¼Î¼Î±ÏÏÎ¯Î±Î½ á¼ÏÎµÎ¹, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. "You are a magistrate. With a clear and holy defiance, to defend against this expression of personal power at least, the supremacy of the Father, Jesus now speaks His last word to Pilate. By this Pilate ought to have been convinced, and was convinced, of their wickedness, and hence he sought more and more to release him. John 19:11 - Jesus answered, 'You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.' given thee from above—that is, "Thou thinkest too much of thy power, Pilate: against Me that power is none, save what is meted out to thee by special divine appointment, for a special end.". This passage teaches no such doctrine, but that their sin was aggravated by malignantly endeavoring to obtain the sanction of a magistrate who was invested with authority by God, and who wielded the power that God gave him. The providence of God was remarkable in so ordering affairs that a man, flexible and yielding like Pilate, should be entrusted with power in Judea. Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above: therefore he that delivered me to you has the greater sin. Jesus answered, Οὐκ εἶχες … ἔχει. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Except it were given thee - It has been conceded or granted to you. Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. More spiritual commentators prefer 'from above' to refer to Pilate receiving his authority from God, but that seems a stretch of logic. Had it been a man firm and unyielding in his duty one who could not be terrified or awed by the multitude Jesus would not have been delivered to be crucified, Acts 2:23. They have endeavored to avail themselves of the civil power, the sacred appointment of God, and on this account their sin is greater." It was the Sanhedrin, and especially Caiaphas, the high priest, who, professing to represent God on earth, had delivered up the Son of God, and had declared that by the law He ought to die. John 19:11 seems a disjointed verse, with no clear reason Jesus would have said Pilate only had authority because it was given from above, and with the second sentence apparently unrelated to the first. Christ speaks of a power he had against him, that is, of taking away his life; he had no lawful power to do it at all; nor any power, right or wrong, had it not been given him by God: and which is to be ascribed, not merely to the general providence of God, without which nothing is done in this world; but to the determinate counsel of God, relating to this particular action of the crucifying of Christ; otherwise Christ, as God, could have struck Pilate his judge with death immediately, and without so doing could as easily have escaped out of his hands, as he had sometimes done out of the hands of the Jews; and, as man and Mediator, he could have prayed to his Father for, and have had, more than twelve legions of angels, which would soon have rescued him: but this was not to be; power was given to Pilate from heaven against him; not for any evil he himself had committed, or merely to gratify the envy and malice of the Jews, but for the salvation of God's elect, and for the glorifying of the divine perfections: and to this the Jews themselves agree in general, "that all the things of this world depend on above; and when they agree above first, (they say (s),) they agree below; and that there is no power below, until that , "power is given from above"; and the whole of that depends on this:''. He that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. on StudyLight.org Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Romans 13:1; "there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." therefore he that delivered me unto thee, hath the greater sin; , "than thine", as the Syriac version adds; and to the same purpose the Persic. John 19:11 - Jesus answered, 'You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.' John 19:10 Interlinear John 19:10 Parallel Texts John 19:10 NIV John 19:10 NLT John 19:10 ESV John 19:10 NASB John 19:10 KJV John 19:10 Bible Apps John 19:10 Parallel John 19:10 Biblia Paralela John 19:10 Chinese Bible John 19:10 French Bible John 19:10 German Bible Bible Hub Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. of . Men of office and talent, as well as others, should remember that God gives them what they have, and that they have no influence except as it is conceded to them from on high. John 19:10-11 History shows that the primary enemies of the church arise from humans influenced by Satan and his demons - and history continually repeats itself. The clearest examples of where these enemies lie are shown in the lives and ministries of Jesus Christ and the apostles. John told us that he was at Jesus’ crucifixion and saw these things with his own eyes (John 19:35). He that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.âThis cannot mean Judas, who is nowhere mentioned in this connection, and is excluded by the words âunto thee.â Judas delivered our Lord to the Jews. This was a reproof of a proud man in office, who was forgetful of the great Source of his authority, and who supposed that by his own talents or fortune he had risen to his present place. History shows that the primary enemies of the church arise from humans influenced by Satan and his demons - and history continually repeats itself. John 19:11. on StudyLight.org The words "from above" often refer to God or to heaven, James 1:17; James 3:15, James 3:17; John 3:3 (in the Greek). Your power, as such, is given you by God. thou couldst have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: meaning, not from the Jewish sanhedrim, whose court of judicature was in the temple, which was higher than the other part of the city; nor from the Roman emperor, or senate of Rome, the higher powers; by whom Pilate was made governor of Judea, and a judge in all causes relating to life and death; but reference is had to the place from whence he came, and to the decree and council of God above, and the agreement between the eternal three in heaven. (Comp. John 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. Hath the greater sin - It is a sin in thee to condemn me, while thou art convinced in thy conscience that I am innocent: but the Jews who delivered me to thee, and Judas who delivered me to the Jews, have the greater crime to answer for. 1-3. Verse 7 We have a law - In Leviticus 24:14-16, we find that blasphemers of God were to be put to death; and the chief priests having charged Jesus with blasphemy, they therefore voted that he deserved to die. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. John 19:10-11. John 19 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. therefore he that delivered me unto thee—Caiaphas, too wit—but he only as representing the Jewish authorities as a body.