John 18:33-38

A. 33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

B. 34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?

C. 35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

D. 36 a. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:

b. if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews:

a’. but now is my kingdom not from hence.

C’. 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?

B’. Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

A’. 38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?

 

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  1. An alternative outline:
    John 18:33
    A1. So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him,
    “Are you the King of the Jews?”
    John 18:34
    A2. Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord,
    or did others say it to you about me?”
    John 18:35
    B1. Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew?
    Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?”
    John 18:36
    B2. Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.
    B1’ If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting,
    that I might not be delivered over to the Jews.
    B2’ But my kingdom is not from the world.”
    John 18:37
    A1’ Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?”
    A2’ Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king.
    For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world – to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” John 18:38
    Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

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