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1 Very early in the morning the leading priests, other leaders, and teachers of religious law -- the entire high council -- met to discuss their next step. They bound Jesus and took him to Pilate, the Roman governor. 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 Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "Yes, it is as you say." 2 "Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate. "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
3 Then the leading priests accused him of many crimes, 3 The chief priests accused him of many things.
4 and Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to say something? What about all these charges 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 said nothing, much to Pilate's surprise. 5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
6 Now it was the governor's custom to release one prisoner each year at Passover time -- anyone the people requested. 6 Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
7 One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, convicted along with others for murder during an insurrection. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
8 The mob began to crowd in toward Pilate, asking him to release a prisoner as usual. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
9 "Should I give you the King of the Jews?" Pilate asked. 9 "Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate,
10 (For he realized by now that the leading priests had arrested Jesus out of envy.) 10 knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him.
11 But at this point the leading priests stirred up the mob to demand the release of Barabbas instead of Jesus. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.
12 "But if I release Barabbas," Pilate asked them, "what should I do with this man you call 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 They shouted back, "Crucify him!" 13 "Crucify him!" they shouted.
14 "Why?" Pilate demanded. "What crime has he committed?" But the crowd only roared the louder, "Crucify him!" 14 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
15 So Pilate, anxious to please the crowd, released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to crucify him. 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 took him into their headquarters and called out the entire battalion. 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 a purple robe and made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put 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 saluted, yelling, "Hail! King of the Jews!" 18 And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
19 And they beat him on the head with a stick, spit on him, and dropped to their knees in mock worship. 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 When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified. 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, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the country just then, and they forced him to carry Jesus' cross. (Simon is the father of Alexander and Rufus.) 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 And they brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha (which means Skull Hill). 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
23 They offered him wine drugged with myrrh, but he refused it. 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
24 Then they nailed him to the cross. They gambled for his clothes, throwing dice to decide who would get them. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
25 It was nine o'clock in the morning when the crucifixion took place. 25 It was the third hour when they crucified him.
26 A signboard was fastened to the cross above Jesus' head, announcing the charge 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 Two criminals were crucified with him, their crosses on either side of his. 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 And the people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. "Ha! Look at you now!" they yelled at him. "You can destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days, can you? 29 come down from the cross and save yourself !"
30 Well then, save yourself and come down from the cross!" 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 leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. "He saved others," they scoffed, "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 this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down from the cross so we can see it and believe him!" Even the two criminals who were being crucified with Jesus ridiculed him. 32 At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
33 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock. 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 Then, at that time Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" 34 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah."
35 Some of the bystanders misunderstood and thought he was calling for the prophet 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 One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to him on a stick so he could drink. "Leave him alone. Let's see whether Elijah will come and take him down!" he said. 36 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
37 Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last. 37 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
38 And the curtain in the Temple was torn 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 Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he had died, he exclaimed, "Truly, this 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 there, watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James the younger and of 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 been followers of Jesus and had cared for him while he was in Galilee. Then they and many other women had come with him to Jerusalem. 41 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,
42 This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath. As evening approached, 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 an honored member of the high council, Joseph from Arimathea (who was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come), gathered his courage and went to Pilate to ask for Jesus' body. 43 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.
44 Pilate couldn't believe that Jesus was already dead, so he called for the Roman military officer in charge and asked him. 44 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
45 The officer confirmed the fact, and Pilate told Joseph he could have the body. 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 bought a long sheet of linen cloth, and taking Jesus' body down from the cross, he wrapped it in the cloth and laid it in a tomb that had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone in front of the entrance. 46 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where Jesus' body was laid. 47