Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4091: Pilatos (pronounced pil-at'-os)

of Latin origin; close-pressed, i.e. firm; Pilatus, a Roman:--Pilate.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



Pilate = "armed with a spear"

1) the sixth Roman procurator of Judah and Samaria who ordered Christ to be crucified

Part of Speech: noun proper masculine

Relation: of Latin origin


This word is used 57 times:

Matthew 27:2: "delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor."
Matthew 27:13: "Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against"
Matthew 27:17: "Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will"
Matthew 27:22: " Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called"
Matthew 27:24: "When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather"
Matthew 27:58: "He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then"
Matthew 27:58: "body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered."
Matthew 27:62: "and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,"
Matthew 27:65: " Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure"
Mark 15:1: "and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate."
Mark 15:2: "And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King"
Mark 15:4: "And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou"
Mark 15:5: "answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled."
Mark 15:9: "But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you"
Mark 15:12: "And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will"
Mark 15:14: "Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done?"
Mark 15:15: "And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released"
Mark 15:43: "came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the"
Mark 15:44: "And Pilate marveled if he were already dead: and calling"
Luke 3:1: "of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod"
Luke 13:1: "Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices."
Luke 23:1: "and led him unto Pilate."
Luke 23:3: "And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the"
Luke 23:4: "Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the"
Luke 23:6: "When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man"
Luke 23:11: "him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate."
Luke 23:12: "And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends"
Luke 23:13: "And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers"
Luke 23:20: " Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them."
Luke 23:24: "And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required."
Luke 23:52: "This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus."
John 18:29: " Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What"
John 18:31: "Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and"
John 18:33: "Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and"
John 18:35: " Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation"
John 18:37: " Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?"
John 18:38: " Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said"
John 19:1: "Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged"
John 19:4: " Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them,"
John 19:6: "saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye"
John 19:8: "When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;"
John 19:10: "Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest"
John 19:12: "And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the"
John 19:13: " When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth,"
John 19:15: "him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your"
John 19:19: "And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the"
John 19:21: "chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The king"
John 19:22: " Pilate answered, What I have written I have written."
John 19:31: "sabbath day was a high day,) besought"
John 19:31: "sabbath day was a high day,) besought"

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