Judged by Pilate
when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took bcounsel
against Jesus to put Him to death.
And having bound Him, they led Him
away and delivered Him
, who betrayed Him, seeing that He was condemned, 1regretted
and returned the bthirty
pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Saying, I have sinned in betraying ainnocent
blood. But they said, What is that to us? You see to that
And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and he went away and ahanged
And the 1chief
priests took the pieces of silver and said, It is not lawful to put them into the 2temple atreasury
, since it is blood money.
And after taking counsel, they bought with it the potter's field as a burial place for strangers.
Therefore that field has been called the aField
of Blood to this day.
At that time what was spoken through 1Jeremiah
the prophet was fulfilled, saying, a
"And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that had been priced, whom they of the sons of Israel had priced,
And they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.''
Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, Are You the bKing
of the Jews? And Jesus said, cIt
is as you say.
And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered 1anothing
Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not hear how many things they testify aagainst
And He did 1anot
answer him, not even to one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
at the feasts the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wanted.
And they had at that time a notorious prisoner named Barabbas.
Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, 1Whom
do you want me to release to you? Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?
For he knew that it was
because of envy that
they had delivered Him up.
And while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word
to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that arighteous
man, for I have suffered much today in a 1bdream
because of Him.
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to aask
for Barabbas and to destroy Jesus.
And the governor answered and said to them, Which of the two do you want me to release to you? And they said, Barabbas.
Pilate said to them, What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said, Let Him be crucified!
But he said, Why, awhat
evil has He done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let Him be crucified!
And Pilate, seeing that nothing was gained but rather that an auproar
was taking place, took water and 1bwashed
his hands before the crowd, saying, 2I
am innocent of this 3cman
's blood. You see to it
And all the people answered and said, His ablood
be upon us and upon our children!
Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he 1ascourged
and delivered up to be 2crucified
Mocked by the heathen soldiers
the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the 1bpraetorium
and gathered about Him the whole cohort.
And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe around Him,
And they wove a crown of 1athorns
and placed it
on His head and put
a reed in His right hand; and they kneeled before Him and bmocked
Him saying, 2Rejoice
, King of the Jews!
And they aspat
on Him and took the reed and beat Him on the head.
And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe and put His garments on Him, and 1led
Him away to crucify Him.
as they were going out, they found a man of 1bCyrene
, Simon by name; this one they compelled to take up His cross.
Killed and mocked by men
And when they had come to a place called 1Golgotha
, that is to say, Place of a Skull,
gave Him 1wine
to drink, mingled with bgall
. And when He tasted it,
He would 2not
And when they had crucified Him, they 1adivided
His garments among themselves,
And they sat down and aguarded
they set in writing over His head the charge against Him: This Is Jesus, The King Of The Jews.
At that time atwo 1robbers
were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
And those who were passing by blasphemed Him, awagging
And saying, You who adestroy
the temple and build it up in three days, bsave
You are the Son of God, come down from the cross!
also the chief priests with the scribes and elders mocked Him
He saved others; Himself He 1cannot
save. He is aKing
of Israel; let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe on Him.
He trusts in God; let Him arescue Him
now if He wants Him, for He said, I am the Son of God.
And in the same way the robbers who were crucified with Him also areproached
Judged and forsaken by God
from the 1sixth
hour darkness fell over all the land until the ninth hour.
And about the 1ninth
hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, aMy
God, My God, 2why
have You forsaken Me?
And some of those standing there, when they heard this,
said, This man is calling Elijah.
And immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he soaked it with 1avinegar
and put it on a reed, and gave it
to Him to drink.
But the rest said, Let Him be.
Let us see if Elijah is coming to save Him.
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and 1ayielded
up His spirit.
The effect of His crucifixion
And behold, the 1aveil
of the temple was split in two 2from
top to bottom, and the 3earth
was shaken and the 4rocks
And the 1tombs
were opened, and many 2bodies
of the saints who had fallen aasleep
And they 1came
out of the tombs after His resurrection and entered into the holy city and 2appeared
Now the centurion and those with him aguarding
Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that happened, became greatly frightened, saying, Truly this was the bSon
And many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, aministering
Among whom were aMary
the Magdalene, and 1Mary
the mother of James and Joseph, and the bmother
of the sons of Zebedee.
Buried by a rich man
fell, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
This man came to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that it be given to him.
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean, fine linen cloth.
And he 1laid
it in his own anew
tomb, which he had bhewn
in the rock. And having rolled a cgreat
stone in front of the door of the tomb, he went away.
the Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
On the next day, which is the day
after the 1preparation
, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered unto Pilate,
Saying, Sir, we have remembered that while He was still living, that adeceiver
three days I will arise.
Therefore, give orders for the grave to be secured until the third day, lest His disciples come and asteal
Him away and say to the people, He has been raised from the dead. And the last deception will be worse than the first.
Pilate said to them, Take a aguard
. Go and make the tomb
as secure as you know how.
And they went and secured the grave, 1asealing
the stone, with the guard being there.