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1 Then the whole group stood up and led Jesus to Pilate. 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 They began to accuse Jesus, saying, "We caught this man telling things that mislead our people. He says that we should not pay taxes to Caesar, and he calls himself the 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 Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Those are your words." 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
4 Pilate said to the leading priests and the people, "I find nothing against 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 They were insisting, saying, "But Jesus makes trouble with the people, teaching all around Judea. He began in Galilee, and now he is here." 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 Pilate heard this and asked if Jesus was from Galilee. 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 Since Jesus was under Herod's authority, Pilate sent Jesus to Herod, who was 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, because he had heard about Jesus and had wanted to meet him for a long time. He was hoping to see Jesus work a miracle. 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 Herod asked Jesus many questions, but Jesus said nothing. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 The leading priests and teachers of the law were standing there, strongly accusing Jesus. 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
11 After Herod and his soldiers had made fun of Jesus, they dressed him in a kingly robe and 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 In the past, Pilate and Herod had always been enemies, but on that day they became friends. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.
13 Pilate called the people together with the leading priests and the Jewish leaders. 13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 He said to them, "You brought this man to me, saying he makes trouble among the people. But I have questioned him before you all, and I have not found him guilty of what you say 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 Also, Herod found nothing wrong with him; he sent him back to us. Look, he has done nothing for which he should die. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 So, after I punish him, I will let him go free." 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 the people shouted together, "Take this man away! Let Barabbas go free!" 18 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
19 (Barabbas was a man who was in prison for his part in a riot in the city and for murder. 19 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
20 Pilate wanted to let Jesus go free and told this to the crowd. 20 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!
21 But they shouted again, "Crucify him! Crucify 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 A third time Pilate said to them, "Why? What wrong has he done? I can find no reason to kill him. So I will have him punished and set him free." 22 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
23 But they continued to shout, demanding that Jesus be crucified. Their yelling became so loud that 23 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
24 Pilate decided to give them what they wanted. 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 He set free the man who was in jail for rioting and murder, and he handed Jesus over to them to do with him as they wished. 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 As they led Jesus away, Simon, a man from Cyrene, was coming in from the fields. They forced him to carry Jesus' cross and to walk behind him. 26 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
27 A large crowd of people was following Jesus, including some women who were sad and crying 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 turned and said to them, "Women of Jerusalem, don't cry for me. Cry 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 The time is coming when people will say, 'Happy are the women who cannot have children and who have no babies to nurse.' 29 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
30 Then people will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' And they will say to the hills, 'Cover us!' 30 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
31 If they act like this now when life is good, what will happen when bad times come?" 31 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
32 There were also two criminals led out with Jesus 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 When they came to a place called the Skull, the soldiers crucified Jesus and the criminals -- one on his right and the other on his 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 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, because they don't know what they are doing." The soldiers threw lots to decide who would get his clothes. 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 The people stood there watching. And the leaders made fun of Jesus, saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself if he is God's Chosen One, the Christ." 35 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
36 The soldiers also made fun of him, coming to Jesus and offering him some vinegar 36 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
37 They said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!" 37 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
38 At the top of the cross these words were written: 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 One of the criminals on a cross began to shout insults at Jesus: "Aren't you the Christ? Then save yourself and us." 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 criminal stopped him and said, "You should fear God! You are getting the same punishment he is. 40 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
41 We are punished justly, getting what we deserve for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong." 41 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 42 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
43 Jesus said to him, "I tell you the truth, 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 It was about noon, and the whole land became dark until three o'clock in the afternoon, 44 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
45 because the sun did not shine. The curtain in the Templen was torn 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 Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father, I give you my life." After Jesus said this, he died. 46 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
47 When the army officer there saw what happened, he praised God, saying, "Surely this was a good 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 When all the people who had gathered there to watch saw what happened, they returned home, beating their chests because they were so sad. 48 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
49 But those who were close friends of Jesus, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance and watched. 49 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
50 There was a good and religious man named Joseph who was a member of the Jewish council. 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 But he had not agreed to the other leaders' plans and actions against Jesus. He was from the Jewish town of Arimathea and was waiting for the kingdom of God to come. 51 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
52 Joseph went to Pilate to ask 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 He took the body down from the cross, wrapped it in cloth, and put it in a tomb that was cut out of a wall of rock. This tomb had never been used before. 53 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
54 This was late on Preparation Day, and when the sun went down, the Sabbath day would begin. 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 The women who had come from Galilee with Jesus followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how Jesus' body was laid. 55 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
56 Then the women left to prepare spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath day they rested, as the law of Moses commanded. 56