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1 Early in the morning the chief priests immediately came to a decision with the leaders and the scribes. The whole Jewish council decided to tie Jesus up, lead him away, and hand him over to Pilate. 1 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision. They bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.
2 Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, I am," Jesus answered him. 2 "Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate. "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
3 The chief priests were accusing him of many things. 3 The chief priests accused him of many things.
4 So Pilate asked him again, "Don't you have any answer? Look how many accusations they're bringing against you!" 4 So again Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of."
5 But Jesus no longer answered anything, so Pilate was surprised. 5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
6 At every Passover festival, Pilate would free one prisoner whom the people asked for. 6 Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
7 There was a man named Barabbas in prison. He was with some rebels who had committed murder during a riot. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
8 The crowd asked Pilate to do for them what he always did. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
9 Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to free the king of the Jews for you?" 9 "Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate,
10 Pilate knew that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him because they were jealous. 10 knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him.
11 The chief priests stirred up the crowd so that Pilate would free Barabbas for them instead. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.
12 So Pilate again asked them, "Then what should I do with the king of the Jews?" 12 "What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Pilate asked them.
13 "Crucify him!" they shouted back. 13 "Crucify him!" they shouted.
14 Pilate said to them, "Why? What has he done wrong?" But they shouted even louder, "Crucify him!" 14 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
15 Pilate wanted to satisfy the people, so he freed Barabbas for them. But he had Jesus whipped and handed over to be crucified. 15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
16 The soldiers led Jesus into the courtyard of the palace and called together the whole troop. 16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.
17 They dressed him in purple, twisted some thorns into a crown, and placed it on his head. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.
18 Then they began to greet him, "Long live the king of the Jews!" 18 And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
19 They kept hitting him on the head with a stick, spitting on him, and kneeling in front of him with false humility. 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.
20 After the soldiers finished making fun of Jesus, they took off the purple cape and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
21 A man named Simon from the city of Cyrene was coming [into Jerusalem] from his home in the country. He was the father of Alexander and Rufus. As he was about to pass by, the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus' cross. 21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.
22 They took Jesus to Golgotha (which means "the place of the skull"). 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
23 They tried to give him wine mixed with a drug called myrrh, but he wouldn't take it. 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
24 Next they crucified him. Then they divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice to see what each one would get. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 25 It was the third hour when they crucified him.
26 There was a written notice of the accusation against him. It read, "The king of the Jews." 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.
27 They crucified two criminals with him, one on his right and the other on his left. 27 They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.
28 28 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,
29 Those who passed by insulted him. They shook their heads and said, "What a joke! You were going to tear down God's temple and build it again in three days. 29 come down from the cross and save yourself !"
30 Come down from the cross, and save yourself!" 30 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself !
31 The chief priests and the scribes made fun of him among themselves in the same way. They said, "He saved others, but he can't save himself. 31 Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
32 Let the Messiah, the king of Israel, come down from the cross now so that we may see and believe." Even those who were crucified with him were insulting him. 32 At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
33 At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 33 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ""Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? ""--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
34 At three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" 34 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah."
35 When some of the people standing there heard him say that, they said, "Listen! He's calling Elijah." 35 One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down," he said.
36 Someone ran and soaked a sponge in vinegar. Then he put it on a stick and offered Jesus a drink. The man said, "Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down." 36 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
37 Then Jesus cried out in a loud voice and died. 37 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
38 The curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom. 38 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"
39 When the officer who stood facing Jesus saw how he gave up his spirit, he said, "Certainly, this man was the Son of God!" 39 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary from Magdala, Mary (the mother of young James and Joseph), and Salome. 40 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.
41 They had followed him and supported him while he was in Galilee. Many other women who had come to Jerusalem with him were there too. 41 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,
42 It was Friday evening, before the day of worship, 42 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
43 when Joseph arrived. He was from the city of Arimathea and was an important member of the Jewish council. He, too, was waiting for the kingdom of God. Joseph boldly went to Pilate's quarters to ask for the body of Jesus. 43 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.
44 Pilate wondered if Jesus had already died. So he summoned the officer to ask him if Jesus was, in fact, dead. 44 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
45 When the officer had assured him that Jesus was dead, Pilate let Joseph have the corpse. 45 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
46 Joseph had purchased some linen cloth. He took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in the cloth. Then he laid the body in a tomb, which had been cut out of rock, and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 46 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
47 Mary from Magdala and Mary (the mother of Joses) watched where Jesus was laid. 47