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1 Then the whole assembly rose and brought Him to Pilate, and began to accuse Him. 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 "We have found this man," they said, "an agitator among our nation, forbidding the payment of tribute to Caesar, and claiming to be himself an anointed 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 Then Pilate asked Him, "You, then, are the King of the Jews?" "It is as you say," He replied. 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 High Priests and to the crowd, "I can find no crime 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 violently insisted. "He stirs up the people," they said, "throughout all Judaea with His teaching--even from Galilee (where He first started) to this city." 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 On hearing this, Pilate inquired, "Is this man a Galilaean?" 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 And learning that He belonged to Herod's jurisdiction he sent Him to Herod, for he too 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 To Herod the sight of Jesus was a great gratification, for, for a long time, he had been wanting to see Him, because he had heard so much about Him. He hoped also to see some miracle performed 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 put a number of questions to Him, but Jesus gave him no reply. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Meanwhile the High Priests and the Scribes were standing there and vehemently accusing Him. 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
11 Then, laughing to scorn the claims of Jesus, Herod (and his soldiers with him) made sport of Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous costume, 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 And on that very day Herod and Pilate became friends again, for they had been for some time at enmity. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.
13 Then calling together the High Priests and the Rulers and the people, Pilate said, 13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 "You have brought this man to me on a charge of corrupting the loyalty of the people. But, you see, I have examined him in your presence and have discovered in the man no ground for the accusations which you bring 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 No, nor does Herod; for he has sent him back to us; and, you see, there is nothing he has done that deserves death. 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 give him a light punishment and release him." 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 Then the whole multitude burst out into a shout. "Away with this man," they said, "and release Barabbas to us" 18 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
19 --Barabbas! who had been lodged in jail for some time in connexion with a riot which had occurred in the city, and for murder 19 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
20 But Pilate once more addressed them, wishing to set Jesus free. 20 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!
21 They, however, persistently shouted, "Crucify, 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 he appealed to them: "Why, what crime has the man committed? I have discovered in him nothing that deserves death. I will therefore give him a light punishment and release him." 22 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
23 But they urgently insisted, demanding with frantic outcries that He should be crucified; and their clamour prevailed. 23 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
24 So Pilate gave judgement, yielding to their demand. 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 The man who was lying in prison charged with riot and murder and for whom they clamoured he set free, but Jesus he gave up to be dealt with as they desired. 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 soon as they led Him away, they laid hold on one Simon, a Cyrenaean, who was coming in from the country, and on his shoulders they put the cross, for him to carry it behind Jesus. 26 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
27 A vast crowd of the people also followed Him, and of women who were beating their breasts and wailing 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 towards them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep 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 a time is coming when they will say, `Blessed are the women who never bore children, and the breasts which have never given nourishment.' 29 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
30 Then will they begin to say to the mountains, `Fall on us;' and 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 For if they are doing these things in the case of the green tree, what will be done in that of the dry?" 31 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
32 They brought also two others, criminals, to put them to death with Him. 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 reached the place called `The Skull,' there they nailed Him to the cross, and the criminals also, one at His right hand and one at 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 prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing." And they divided His garments among them, drawing lots for them; 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 stood looking on. The Rulers, too, repeatedly uttered their bitter taunts. "This fellow," they said, "saved others: let him save himself, if he is God's Anointed, the Chosen One." 35 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
36 And the soldiers also made sport of Him, coming and offering Him sour wine and saying 36 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
37 "Are *you* the King of the Jews? Save yourself, then!" 37 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
38 There was moreover a writing over His head: 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 Now one of the criminals who had been crucified insulted Him, saying, "Are not you the Christ? 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, answering, reproved him. "Do you also not fear God," he said, "when you are actually suffering 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 we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving due requital for what we have done. But He has done nothing amiss." 41 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come in your Kingdom." 42 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
43 "I tell you in solemn truth," replied Jesus, "that this very day you shall 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 now about noon, and a darkness came over the whole country till three o'clock in the afternoon. 44 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
45 The sun was darkened, and the curtain of the Sanctuary was torn down the middle, 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 cried out in a loud voice, and said, "Father, to Thy hands I entrust my spirit." And after uttering these words He yielded up His spirit. 46 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
47 The Captain, seeing what had happened, gave glory to God, saying, "Beyond question this man was innocent." 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 crowds that had come together to this sight, after seeing all that had occurred, returned to the city beating their breasts. 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 all His acquaintances, and the women who had been His followers after leaving Galilee, continued standing at a distance and looking on. 49 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
50 There was a member of the Council of the name of Joseph, a kind-hearted 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 who came from the Jewish town of Arimathaea and was awaiting the coming of the Kingdom of God. He had not concurred in the design or action of the Council, 51 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
52 and now he went to Pilate and asked 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 Then, taking it down, he wrapped it in a linen sheet and laid it in a tomb in the rock, where no one else had yet been put. 53 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
54 It was the Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was near at hand. 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--those who had come with Jesus from Galilee--followed close behind, and saw the tomb and how His body was placed. 55 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
56 Then they returned, and prepared spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested in obedience to the Commandment. 56