11Early in the morning the chiefpriests with the elders and scribes and the wholea2Council, immediatelyheld a consultation ; and bindingJesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate.
23Pilatequestioned Him, "Are You the King of the Jews ?" And He answered him, "It is as you say."3
The chiefpriests began to accuse Him bharshly.
4ThenPilatequestioned Him again, saying, "Do You not answer ? Seehowmanycharges they bringagainst You!"
But Jesus4madenofurtheranswer ; soPilate was amazed.
65Now at the feast he used to release for them any oneprisonerwhom they requested.
The man namedBarabbas had beenimprisoned with the insurrectionistswho had committedmurder in the insurrection.
The crowdwent up and beganasking him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them.
9Pilateanswered them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews ?"
For he was aware that the chiefpriests had handed Him over because of envy.
But the chiefpriestsstirred up the crowd6to ask him to releaseBarabbas for them instead.
12Answeringagain, Pilatesaid to them, "Thenwhat shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews ?"
They shoutedcback, "Crucify Him!"
But Pilatesaid to them, "Why, whatevil has He done ?" But they shoutedall the more, "Crucify Him!"
15Wishing to satisfy the crowd, PilatereleasedBarabbas for them, and after having Jesus7scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
168The soldierstook Him away into 9the dpalace (that is, the Praetorium ), and they calledtogether the whole Roman e10cohort.
They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him;
and they began to acclaim Him, "Hail, King of the Jews !"
They kept beating His head with a freed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowingbefore Him.
20After they had mocked Him, they took the purplerobeoff Him and put His own garments on Him. And they led Him out to crucify Him.
2111They pressed into service a passer-bycoming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and 12Rufus ), to bear His cross.
2213Then they brought Him to the place14Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
They tried to give Him 15winemixed with myrrh ; but He did not take it.
And they crucified Him, and 16divided up His garmentsamong themselves, castingglots for them to decide hwhateachman should take.
It was the i17thirdhourjwhen they crucified Him.
The inscription of the chargeagainst Him kread, "18THE KING OF THE JEWS."
They crucifiedtworobbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left.
[lAnd the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with transgressors."]
29Thosepassing by were mhurlingabuse at Him, 19wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha ! You who are going to 20destroy the temple and rebuild it in threedays,
30saveYourself, and comedown from the cross !"
In the sameway the chiefpriestsalso, along with the scribes, were mocking Him amongthemselves and saying, "21He savedothers ; nHe cannotsaveHimself.
"Let this Christ, 22the King of Israel, nowcomedown from the cross, so that we may see and believe !" 23Those who were crucified with Him were alsoinsulting Him.
3324When the o25sixthhourcame, darknesspfellover the wholelanduntil the q26ninthhour.
At the 27ninthhourJesuscried out with a loudvoice, "28ELOI, ELOI, LAMASABACHTHANI ?"which is translated, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"35
When some of the bystandersheard it, they began saying, "Behold, He is calling for Elijah."
36Someoneran and filled a sponge with sourwine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, "rLet us seewhetherElijah will come to take Him down."
3729And Jesusuttered a loudcry, and breathed His last.
3830And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
3931When the centurion, who was standingsright in front of Him, sawtthe way He breathed His last, he said, "Trulythisman was uthe Son of God !"
4032There were also some womenlooking on from a distance, amongwhom were MaryMagdalene, and Mary the mother of vJames33the wLess and Joses, and 34Salome.
41When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and x35minister to Him; and there were manyotherwomen who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
4236When evening had alreadycome, because it was 37the preparationday, that is, the daybefore the Sabbath,
43Joseph of Arimatheacame, a 38prominentmember of the Council, whohimself was 39waiting for the kingdom of God ; and he 40gathered up courage and went in beforePilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
44Pilatewonderedif He was dead by thistime, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was alreadydead.
And ascertaining this from 41the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
Joseph bought a linencloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linencloth and laid Him in a tombwhich had beenhewn out in the rock ; and he rolled a stoneagainst the entrance of the tomb.
4742MaryMagdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were looking on to see where He was laid.