1Then the wholebody of them got up and 1brought Him beforePilate.
22And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We foundthisman3misleading our nation and 4forbidding to paytaxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is aChrist, a King."
3SoPilateasked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews ?" And He answered him and said, "5It is as you say."4ThenPilatesaid to the chiefpriests and the crowds, "6I findnoguilt in thisman."
But they kept on insisting, saying, "He stirs up the people, teachingalloverJudea, 7starting from Galilee even as far as thisplace."
6WhenPilateheard it, he askedwhether the man was a Galilean.
And when he learned that He belonged to Herod'sjurisdiction, he sent Him to 8Herod, who himselfalso was in Jerusalembat that time.
8NowHerod was veryglad when he sawJesus ; for 9he hadwanted to see Him for a longtime, because he had been hearingabout Him and was hoping to seesomecsignperformed by Him.
And he questioned Him dat somelength ; but 10He answered him nothing.
And the chiefpriests and the scribes were standing there, accusing Him vehemently.
And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, 11dressed Him in a gorgeousrobe and sent Him back to Pilate.
12Now12Herod and Pilatebecamefriends with oneanother that veryday ; for before they had beenenemies with eachother.
13Pilatesummoned the chiefpriests and the 13rulers and the people,
and said to them, "You broughtthisman to me as one who 14incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined Him before you, I 15have foundnoguilt in thisman regarding the chargeswhich you makeagainst Him.
15"No, nor has 16Herod, for he sent Him back to us; and behold, nothingdeservingdeath has beendone by Him.
16"Therefore I will 17punish Him and release Him."
[eNow he was obliged to release to them at the feastone prisoner.]
But they cried out alltogether, saying, "18Away with thisman, and release for us Barabbas !"
(He was onewho had been thrown into prison for an insurrectionmade in the city, and for murder.)
20Pilate, wanting to releaseJesus, addressed them again,
but they kept on calling out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Him!"
And he said to them the thirdtime, "Why, whatevil has thismandone ? I have found in Him noguilt demanding death ; therefore I will 19punish Him and release Him."
But they were insistent, with loudvoicesasking that He be crucified. And their voices began to prevail.
And Pilatepronouncedsentence that their demand be granted.
And he released the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but he deliveredJesus to their will.
2620When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of 21Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carrybehindJesus.
And following Him was a largecrowd of the people, and of womenwho were f22mourning and lamenting Him.
But Jesusturning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, stopweeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.29"For behold, the days are comingwhen they will say, '23Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that neverbore, and the breasts that nevernursed.'30"Then they will begin TO 24SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, 'FALL ON US,' AND TO THE HILLS, 'COVER US.'31"For if they dothesethingsgwhen the tree is green, what will happenhwhen it is dry ?"3225Twoothersalso, who were criminals, were being ledaway to be put to death with Him.
3326When they came to the placecallediThe Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
34jBut Jesus was saying, "27Father, forgive them; for they do not knowwhat they are doing."28And they castlots, dividing up His garmentsamong themselves.
And the peoplestood by, looking on. And even the 29rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He savedothers ; 30let Him saveHimselfifthis is the kChrist of God, His ChosenOne."
The soldiersalsomocked Him, coming up to Him, 31offering Him sourwine,
and saying, "32If You are the King of the Jews, saveYourself !"
38Now there was also an inscriptionabove Him, "33THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
3934One of the criminals who were hanged there was lhurlingabuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the mChrist ? 35SaveYourself and us!"
But the otheranswered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not evenfearGod, since you are under the samesentence of condemnation ?
"And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receivingnwhat we deserve for our deeds ; but thisman has donenothingwrong."
And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You comeoin Your kingdom !"
And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in 36Paradise."4437It was nowaboutp38the sixthhour, and darknessqfellover the wholelanduntilrthe ninthhour,
45sbecause the sun was obscured ; and 39the veil of the temple was torntin two.
And Jesus, 40crying out with a loudvoice, said, "Father, 41INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT." Having saidthis, He breathed His last.
4742Now when the centurionsaw what had happened, he began 43praisingGod, saying, "Certainlythisman was uinnocent."
And all the crowds who cametogether for thisspectacle, when they observed what had happened, began to return, v44beating their breasts.
4945And all His acquaintances and 46the women who accompanied Him from Galilee were standing at a distance, seeingthesethings.
5047And a mannamedJoseph, who was a 48member of the Council, a good and righteousman51
(he had not consented to their plan and action ), a man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was 49waiting for the kingdom of God ;
52thismanwent to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
And he took it down and wrapped it in a linencloth, and laid Him in a tombcut into the rock, wherenoone had everlain.
It was 50the wpreparationday, and the Sabbath was about to xbegin.
55Now51the womenwho had come with Him out of Galileefollowed, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid.
56Then they returned and 52preparedspices and perfumes. And 53 on the Sabbath they restedaccording to the commandment.