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1 And they all went and took him before Pilate. 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 And they made statements against him, saying, This man has to our knowledge been teaching our nation to do wrong, and not to make payment of taxes to Caesar, even saying that he himself is Christ, a king. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king."
3 And Pilate said to him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he said in answer, You say so. 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the people, In my opinion this man has done no wrong 4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."#cr
5 But they became more violent than before, saying, He has made trouble among the people, teaching through all Judaea from Galilee to this place. 5 But they insisted, "He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here."
6 But at these words Pilate said, Is the man a Galilaean? 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 And when he saw that he was under the authority of Herod, he sent him to Herod, who was in Jerusalem himself at that time. 7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
8 Now when Herod saw Jesus he was very glad, having for a long time had a desire to see him, for he had had accounts of him, and was hoping to see some wonders done by him. 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform some miracle.
9 And he put a great number of questions to him, but he said nothing. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 And the chief priests and the scribes were there, making statements against him violently. 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
11 And Herod, with the men of his army, put shame on him and made sport of him, and dressing him in shining robes, he sent him back to Pilate. 11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.
12 And that day Herod and Pilate became friends with one another, for before they had been against one another. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.
13 And Pilate sent for the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, 13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 You say that this man has been teaching the people evil things: now I, after going into the question before you, see nothing wrong in this man in connection with the things which you have said against him 14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.
15 And Herod is of the same opinion, for he has sent him back to us; for, you see, he has done nothing for which I might put him to death. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 And so I will give him punishment and let him go. 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. "
17 [] 17 With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
18 But with loud voices they said all together, Put this man to death, and make Barabbas free. 18 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
19 Now this man was in prison because of an attack against the government in the town, in which there had been loss of life 19 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
20 And Pilate again said to them that it was his desire to let Jesus go free. 20 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!
21 But crying out they said, To the cross with him 21 For the third time he spoke to them: "Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him."
22 And he said to them a third time, Why, what evil has he done? I see no reason for putting him to death: I will give him punishment and let him go. 22 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
23 But they went on crying out loudly, Let him be put to death on the cross. And they had their way. 23 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
24 And Pilate gave his decision for their desire to be put into effect. 24 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
25 And in answer to their request, he let that man go free who had been in prison for acting against the government and causing death, and Jesus he gave up to their pleasure. 25 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
26 And while they were taking him away, they put their hands on Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and made him take the cross after Jesus. 26 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
27 And a great band of people went after him, and of women making signs of grief and weeping for him. 27 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, let not your weeping be for me, but for yourselves and for your children. 28 For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
29 For the days are coming in which they will say, Happy are those who have had no children, whose bodies have never given birth, whose breasts have never given milk. 29 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
30 And they will say to the mountains, Come down on us, and to the hills, Be a cover over us. 30 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
31 For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will they do when it is dry? 31 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
32 And two others, evil-doers, were taken with him to be put to death. 32 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals--one on his right, the other on his left.
33 And when they came to the place which is named Golgotha, they put him on the cross, and the evil-doers, one on the right side, and the other on the left. 33 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
34 And Jesus said, Father, let them have forgiveness, for they have no knowledge of what they are doing. And they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance. 34 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."
35 And the people were looking on. And the rulers made sport of him, saying, He was a saviour of others; let him do something for himself, if he is the Christ, the man of God's selection. 35 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
36 And the men of the army made sport of him, coming to him and giving him bitter wine 36 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
37 And saying, If you are the King of the Jews, get yourself free. 37 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
38 And these words were put in writing over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS 38 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
39 And one of the evil-doers on the cross, with bitter feeling, said to him, Are you not the Christ? Get yourself and us out of this. 39 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
40 But the other, protesting, said, Have you no fear of God? for you have a part in the same punishment, 40 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
41 And with reason; for we have the right reward of our acts, but this man has done nothing wrong. 41 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
42 And he said, Jesus, keep me in mind when you come in your kingdom. 42 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
43 And he said to him, Truly I say to you, Today you will be with me in Paradise. 43 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
44 And it was now about the sixth hour; and all the land was dark till the ninth hour; 44 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
45 The light of the sun went out, and the curtain in the Temple was parted in two. 45 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
46 And Jesus gave a loud cry and said, Father, into your hands I give my spirit: and when he had said this, he gave up his spirit. 46 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
47 And when the captain saw what was done, he gave praise to God, saying, Without doubt this was an upright man. 47 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.
48 And all the people who had come together to see it, when they saw the things which were done, went back again making signs of grief. 48 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
49 And all his friends and the women who came with him from Galilee, were waiting at a distance, watching these things. 49 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a man of authority and a good and upright man 50 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.
51 (He had not given his approval to their decision or their acts), of Arimathaea, a town of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God: 51 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
52 This man went to Pilate and made a request for the body of Jesus. 52 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
53 And he took it down, and folding it in a linen cloth, he put it in a place cut in the rock for a dead body; and no one had ever been put in it. 53 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
54 Now it was the day of making ready and the Sabbath was coming on. 54 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
55 And the women who had come with him from Galilee went after him and saw the place and how his body had been put to rest; 55 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
56 And they went back and got ready spices and perfumes; and on the Sabbath they took their rest, in agreement with the law. 56