What do the letters INRI at the top of Jesus' cross mean?
John 19 "1Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip.
2The soldiers made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head, and
they put a royal purple robe on him. 3"Hail! King of the Jews!" they mocked, and
they hit him with their fists... 19:12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the
Jewish leaders told him, "If you release this man, you are not a friend of
Caesar. Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar." 13When
they said this, Pilate brought Jesus out to them again. Then Pilate sat down on
the judgment seat on the platform that is called the Stone Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). 14It was now about noon of the day of preparation for the Passover.
And Pilate said to the people,  "Here is your king!" 15"Away with him," they
yelled. "Away with him--crucify him!" "What? Crucify your king?" Pilate asked.
"We have no king but Caesar," the leading priests shouted back. 16Then Pilate
gave Jesus to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led him away.
17Carrying the cross by himself, Jesus went to the place called Skull Hill (in
Hebrew, Golgotha). 18There they crucified him. There were two others crucified
with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. 19And Pilate posted a
sign over him that read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." 20The place
where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and the sign was written in Hebrew,
Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it. 21Then the leading priests
said to Pilate, "Change it from `The King of the Jews' to `He said, I am King of
the Jews.' " 22Pilate replied, "What I have written, I have written. It stays
exactly as it is." (NLT)
It literally read: Jesus the Nazarean, the King of the
Jews in Latin, as it was the custom to place a sign stating the crucified's
offense on the cross in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew.
Your sister in Christ,
I believe INRI means King of the Jews.
The letters "INRI" are initials for the Latin title that Pontius Pilate had
written over the head of Jesus Christ on the cross (John 19:19). Latin was the
official language of the Roman Empire.The words were "Iesus Nazarenvs Rex
Ivdaeorvm." Latin uses "I" instead of the English "J", and "V" instead of "U"
(i.e., Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum). The English translation is "Jesus of
Nazareth, the King of the Jews." MAY ALL BE BLESSED!
"INRI" at the top of Jesus' cross means "Jesus, King of the Jews," in Latin. IHL,
INRI means King of the Jews.
The letters INRI stand for "Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews." JNKJ.
Dr. Roy K. Luckenbill
I think INRI at the top of the Cross means "King of the Jews".......His
persecutors were mocking him.......
Here's the answer to inri: The initials, I.N.R.I., are from the Latin phrase, "Iesvs
Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm," (The Latin "I" and "V" is the English "J" and "U"
respectively) which means, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of Jews." This was the
phrase Pilate penned and displayed over Jesus on the cross.
INRI stands for "Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews." The Latin form is "Iesus
Nazarenas Rex Iudaeorum." The first letters of the Latin title result in INRI.
The meaning is "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews" which was the title
Pilate had placed on the cross of Jesus. Sincerely in the Lamb,
Roy K. Luckenbill, Dr. Min.
INRI is the initials of the Latinised "Iesous Nazareth Rex Iudeous" (Sp?) In
English it is, ":Jesus [of] Nazareth, King [of the] Jews"
I trust the WORD OF GOD that the meaning of "INRI"
above the cross of Jesus is as follows: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS
(Matthew 27:37); THE KING OF THE JEWS (Mark 15:26); THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS
(Luke 23:38); and JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS (John 19:19).
May the Lord continue to richly bless you. Thank you for the opportunity to
respond to this question.
Continually in His Service,
James M. Chase
"INRI" on top of Jesus' Cross is a Latin
abbreviation for, "Jesus, King of the Jews".
Pilate also had an inscription written and
put on the cross. It read, Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews. Now many of
the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was
near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. (John 19:19-20)
The Latin text of the titilum, or title, placed on the Cross is Iesus Nazarenus
Rex Iudaeorum. INRI is shorthand for that. One possible appearance of the
titilum, using a best guess Hebrew, the Greek of John 19:19 and the Latin of the
Vulgate would be: Jesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum
Latin Cross ...the most commonly used INRI
represents the Latin words IESUS Naarenus Rex ludaeorum which translated to
english means JESUS OF NAZARETH . KING OF THE JEWS. These are the words that
PILATE placed on the Cross that was used to Crucify JESUS. GOD BLESS You we
enjoy recieving the questions. THANK YOU!!
in Christ dede & dale
It means King of the Jews.