Make Jesus known in every language 

New Testament: Luke 23.38

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 23.27–38 on May 3, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

When the Romans crucified a man, they often listed the reason for which they crucified him. 

When they crucified Jesus of Nazareth, they listed a reason on a sign that they placed over his head, and they had the accusation written in three languages: Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. The accusation declared: “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS” (Luke 23.38). 

That was reason enough for the Romans to execute Jesus, since he was not a state-sanctioned king, such as Herod. 

The Romans wanted this known in the three languages of the area. Greek was the universal language back then, even as English is today. Latin was the language of the empire. And Hebrew was the language of the Jews. 

Therefore, they wanted everyone to be able to know why they had crucified Jesus. 

Likewise, let us make known in every language why Jesus was crucified. 


  • Why was Jesus crucified? 
  • Do you acknowledge that Jesus is your King? 
  • Do you show that acknowledgment in the way that you live? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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