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1 Now when it was morning, all the chief priests and those in authority took thought together with the purpose of putting Jesus to death. 1 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death.
2 And they put cords on him and took him away, and gave him up to Pilate, the ruler. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
3 Then Judas, who was false to him, seeing that he was to be put to death, in his regret took back the thirty bits of silver to the chief priests and those in authority, 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.
4 Saying, I have done wrong in giving into your hands an upright man. But they said, What is that to us? it is your business. 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."
5 And he put down the silver in the Temple and went out, and put himself to death by hanging. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
6 And the chief priests took the silver and said, It is not right to put it in the Temple store for it is the price of blood. 6 The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money."
7 And they made a decision to get with the silver the potter's field, as a place for the dead of other countries. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 For this cause that field was named, The field of blood, to this day. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then came true that which was said by Jeremiah the prophet, And they took the thirty bits of silver, the price of him who was valued by the children of Israel; 9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel,
10 And they gave them for the potter's field, as I had word from the Lord. 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 And Jesus was before the ruler, who put a question to him, Are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, You say so. 11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
12 But when the chief priests and those in authority made statements against him, he gave no answer. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 Then says Pilate to him, Do you give no attention to what their witnesses say against you? 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 And he gave him no answer, not even a word: so that the ruler was greatly surprised. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Now at the feast it was the way for the ruler to let free to the people one prisoner, at their selection. 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 And they had then an important prisoner, whose name was Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So when they came together, Pilate said to them, Whom will you have? Barabbas, or Jesus, who is named Christ? 17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"
18 For he saw that for envy they had given him up. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 And while he was on the judge's seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that upright man, for I have had much trouble this day in a dream because of him. 19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him."
20 Now the chief priests and those in authority got the people to make request for Barabbas, and for Jesus to be put to death. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 But the ruler made answer and said to them, Which of the two is it your pleasure that I let go free? And they said, Barabbas. 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 Pilate says to them, What, then, am I to do with Jesus, who is named Christ? They all say, Let him be put to death on the cross. 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 And he said, Why, what evil has he done? But they gave loud cries, saying, To the cross with him! 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 So when Pilate saw that he was able to do nothing, but that trouble was working up, he took water and, washing his hands before the people, said, The blood of this upright man is not on my hands: you are responsible. 24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"
25 And all the people made answer and said, Let his blood be on us, and on our children. 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26 Then he let Barabbas go free: but after having Jesus whipped, he gave him up to be put to death on the cross. 26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
27 Then the ruler's armed men took Jesus into the open square, and got all their band together. 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 And they took off his clothing, and put on him a red robe. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 And they made a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and put a rod in his right hand, and they went down on their knees before him, and made sport of him, saying, Long life to the King of the Jews. 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said.
30 And they put shame on him, and gave him blows on the head with the rod. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 And when they had made sport of him, they took the robe off him, and put his clothing on him, and took him away to put him on the cross. 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
32 And while they were coming out, they saw a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they made him go with them, so that he might take up his cross. 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.
33 And when they came to the place named Golgotha, that is to say, Dead Man's Head, 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
34 They gave him wine mixed with bitter drink: and after tasting it, he took no more. 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
35 And when they had put him on the cross, they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 And they were seated there watching him. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 And they put up over his head the statement of his crime in writing, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then two thieves were put on crosses with him, one on the right and one on the left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 And those who went by said bitter words to him, shaking their heads and saying, 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 You who would give the Temple to destruction and put it up again in three days, get yourself free: if you are the Son of God, come down from the cross. 40 and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself ! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!"
41 In the same way, the chief priests, making sport of him, with the scribes and those in authority, said, 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 A saviour of others, he has no salvation for himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will have faith in him. 42 "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself ! He's the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
43 He put his faith in God; let God be his saviour now, if he will have him; for he said, I am the Son of God. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
44 And the thieves who were on the crosses said evil words to him. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 Now from the sixth hour it was dark over all the land till the ninth hour. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus gave a loud cry, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why are you turned away from me? 46 About 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?"
47 And some of those who were near by, hearing it, said, This man is crying to Elijah. 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 And straight away one of them went quickly, and took a sponge, and made it full of bitter wine, and put it on a rod and gave him drink. 48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.
49 And the rest said, Let him be; let us see if Elijah will come to his help. 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 And Jesus gave another loud cry, and gave up his spirit. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 And the curtain of the Temple was parted in two from end to end; and there was an earth-shock; and the rocks were broken; 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
52 And the resting-places of the dead came open; and the bodies of a number of sleeping saints came to life; 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 And coming out of their resting-places, after he had come again from the dead, they went into the holy town and were seen by a number of people. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54 Now the captain and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earth-shock and the things which were done, were in great fear and said, Truly this was a son of God. 54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"
55 And a number of women were there, watching from a distance, who had come with Jesus from Galilee, waiting on his needs. 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 Among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 And in the evening, there came a man of wealth from Arimathaea, Joseph by name, who was a disciple of Jesus: 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
58 This man went in to Pilate, and made a request for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate gave orders for it to be given to him. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
59 And Joseph took the body, folding it in clean linen, 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 And put it in the resting-place which had been cut out of the rock for himself; and after rolling a great stone to the door of it he went away. 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, seated by the place of the dead. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 Now on the day after the getting ready of the Passover, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate, 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63 Saying, Sir, we have in mind how that false man said, while he was still living, After three days I will come again from the dead. 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.'
64 Give orders, then, that the place where his body is may be made safe till the third day, for fear that his disciples come and take him away secretly and say to the people, He has come back from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first. 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."
65 Pilate said to them, You have watchmen; go and make it as safe as you are able. 65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."
66 So they went, and made safe the place where his body was, putting a stamp on the stone, and the watchmen were with them. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.