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- John 19:21. Pilate seems to legally give Christ a Kingdom on Earth, if just for a brief moment, as a mockery of the priests.
- John 19:30: Psalm 22. Some have suggested that verse 30 is the last line of Psalm 22 ("he hath done this" in the King James translation, which could also be translated "it is finished.") This fits with the other suggestion that the cry "My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?" is the first line of the same psalm. (See Matt 27:46 (discussion)).
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- John 19:11. Keith R. Edwards, "That They Might Know Thee," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 99–101. Elder Edwards states: "Although suffering may provide insight [into the Atonement], we must be careful not to compare but rather to appreciate. There will always be infinite differences between us and our Savior. His comment to Pilate... reminds us again of the willing and voluntary nature of His sacrifice."
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