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1 Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and 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 asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so." 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man. 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 were urgent, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even 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 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem 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 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign 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 So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, 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 Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.
13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people. And after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges 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 Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 I will therefore punish and release him." 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. "
18 But they all cried out together, "Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas"-- 18 With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder 19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, 20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
21 but they kept shouting, "Crucify, crucify him! 21 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!
22 A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him." 22 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."
23 But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
24 So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus over to their will. 25 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.
26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 26 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.
27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
28 But turning to them Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' 29 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!'
30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.' 30 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?" 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 33 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.
34 And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments. 34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!" 35 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."
36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
37 and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!" 37 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
38 There was also an inscription over him,"This is the King of the Jews. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!" 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
43 And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." 43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, 44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!" 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.
49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. 51 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.
52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. 53 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.
54 It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
56 Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.