11Now when morningcame, all the chiefpriests and the elders of the peopleconferred together againstJesus to put Him to death ;
and they bound Him, and led Him away and 2delivered Him to 3Pilate the governor.
3Then when 4Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he feltremorse and returned5the thirtyapieces of silver to the chiefpriests and elders,
4saying, "I have sinned by betrayinginnocentblood." But they said, "What is that to us? 6See to that yourself !"
And he threw the pieces of silver into 7the templesanctuary and departed ; and 8he wentaway and hanged himself.
The chiefprieststook the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the templetreasury, since it is the price of blood."
And they conferredtogether and bwith the moneybought the Potter'sField as a burialplace for strangers.
89For thisreason that field has been called the Field of Blood to thisday.
9Then that which was spokenthroughJeremiah the prophet was fulfilled : "10AND cTHEY TOOK THE THIRTYPIECES OF SILVER, THE PRICE OF THE ONE WHOSEPRICE HAD BEEN SET by the sons of Israel ;
1011AND dTHEY GAVE THEM FOR THE POTTER'SFIELD, AS THE LORDDIRECTED
1112NowJesusstoodbefore the governor, and the governorquestioned Him, saying, "Are You the 13King of the Jews ?" And Jesussaid to him, "14It is as you say."12
And while He was being accused by the chiefpriests and elders, 15He did not answer.
13ThenPilatesaid to Him, "Do You not hearhowmanythings they testifyagainst You?"
And 16He did not answer him with regard to even a single echarge, so the governor was quiteamazed.
1517Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the fpeople any oneprisonerwhom they wanted.
At that time they were holding a notoriousprisoner, calledBarabbas.
17So when the peoplegatheredtogether, Pilatesaid to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you? Barabbas, orJesus18who is calledChrist ?"
For he knew that because of envy they had handed Him over.
1919While he was sitting on the judgmentseat, his wifesent him a message, saying, "Have nothing to do with that 20righteousMan ; for glastnight I sufferedgreatly21in a dreambecause of Him."
But the chiefpriests and the elderspersuaded the crowds to 22ask for Barabbas and to putJesus to death.
But the governorhsaid to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."
22Pilatesaid to them, "Thenwhat shall I do with Jesus23who is calledChrist ?" They allsaid, "iCrucify Him!"
And he said, "Why, whatevil has He done ?" But they kept shoutingall the more, saying, "jCrucify Him!"
When Pilatesaw that he was accomplishingnothing, but rather that 24a riot was starting, he tookwater and 25washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I aminnocent of 26thisMan'sblood ; 27see to that yourselves."
And all the peoplesaid, "28His blood shall be on us and on our children !"
26Then he releasedBarabbaskfor them; but after having Jesus29scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
2730Then the soldiers of the governortookJesus into 31the lPraetorium and gathered the whole Roman m32cohortaround Him.
They stripped Him and 33put a scarletrobe on Him.
2934And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a nreed in His righthand ; and they kneltdownbefore Him and mocked Him, saying, "35Hail, King of the Jews !"
3036They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
3137After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robeoff Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
3238As they were coming out, they found a man of 39CyrenenamedSimon, owhom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
3340And when they came to a placecalled41Golgotha, whichmeansPlace of a Skull,
3442they gave Him 43wine to drinkmixed with gall ; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.
And when they had crucified Him, 44they divided up His garmentsamong themselves by castingplots.
And sittingdown, they began to 45keepwatchover Him there.
And above His head they put up the chargeagainst Him qwhich read, "46THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
At that timetworobbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
And thosepassing by were rhurlingabuse at Him, 47wagging their heads40
and saying, "48You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in threedays, saveYourself ! 49If You are the Son of God, comedown from the cross."
In the sameway the chiefpriestsalso, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying,
"50He savedothers ; sHe cannotsaveHimself. 51He is the King of Israel ; let Him nowcomedown from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
"52HE TRUSTS IN GOD ; LET GODRESCUE Him now, IF HE tDELIGHTS IN HIM; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
4453The robbers who had been crucified with Him were alsoinsulting Him with the same words.
4554Now from the usixthhourdarknessvfell upon all the landuntil the wninthhour.
46About the ninthhourJesuscried out with a loudvoice, saying, "55ELI, ELI, LAMASABACHTHANI ?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"47
And some of those who were standingthere, when they heard it, began saying, "Thisman is calling for Elijah."
4856Immediatelyone of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sourwine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.
But the rest of them said, "xLet us seewhetherElijah will come to save Himy."
And Jesus57cried out again with a loudvoice, and yielded up His spirit.
5158And behold, 59the zveil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom ; and 60the earthshook and the rocks were split.
The tombs were opened, and manybodies of the aasaints who had 61fallenasleep were raised ;
and coming out of the tombsafter His resurrection they entered62the holycity and appeared to many.
5463Now the centurion, and those who were with him 64keepingguardoverJesus, when they saw65the earthquake and the things that were happening, became veryfrightened and said, "Trulythis was bb66the Son of God !"
5567Manywomen were therelooking on from a distance, who had followedJesus from Galilee while cc68ministering to Him.
56Among them was 69MaryMagdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and 70the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
5771When it was evening, there came a richman from Arimathea, namedJoseph, whohimself had alsobecome a disciple of Jesus.
58Thismanwent to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. ThenPilateordered it to be given to him.
And Josephtook the body and wrapped it in a cleanlinencloth,
and laid it in his own newtomb, which he had hewn out in the rock ; and he rolled72a largestone against the entrance of the tomb and wentaway.
And 73MaryMagdalene was there, and the otherMary, sittingopposite the grave.
62Now on the nextday, ddthe dayafter74the preparation, the chiefpriests and the Phariseesgatheredtogether with Pilate,
and said, "Sir, we remember that when He was stillalive that deceiversaid, '75Afterthreedays I am to riseagain.'
64"Therefore, giveorders for the grave to be madesecureuntil the thirdday, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the lastdeception will be worse than the first."
65Pilatesaid to them, "You have a 76guard ; go, make it as secure as you knowhow."
And they went and made the gravesecure, and along with 77the guard they set a 78seal on 79the stone.