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1 Early in the morning, all the head cohanim and elders met to plan how to bring about Yeshua's 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 Then they put him in chains, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
3 When Y'hudah, who had betrayed him, saw that Yeshua had been condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the head cohanim and elders, 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 sinned in betraying an innocent man to death." "What is that to us?" they answered. "That's your problem." 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."
5 Hurling the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, he left; then he went off and hanged himself. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
6 The head cohanim took the silver coins and said, "It is prohibited to put this into the Temple treasury, because it is blood money." 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 So they decided to use it to buy the potter's field as a cemetery for foreigners. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 This is how it came to be called the Field of Blood, a name it still bears. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then what Yirmeyahu the prophet spoke was fulfilled, "And they took the thirty silver coins, which was the price the people of Isra'el had agreed to pay for him, 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 used them to buy the potter's field, just as the Lord directed me." 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Meanwhile, Yeshua was brought before the governor, and the governor put this question to him: "Are you the King of the Jews?" Yeshua answered, "The words are yours." 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 he was accused by the head cohanim and elders, he gave no answer. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 Then Pilate said to him, "Don't you hear all these charges they are making against you?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But to the governor's great amazement, he did not say a single word in reply to the accusations. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 It was the governor's custom during a festival to set free one prisoner, whom ever the crowd asked for. 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 There was at that time a notorious prisoner being held, named Yeshua Bar-Abba. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So when a crowd had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to set free for you? Bar-Abba? or Yeshua, called `the Messiah'?" 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 understood that it was out of jealousy that they had handed him over. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While he was sitting in court, his wife sent him a message, "Leave that innocent man alone. Today in a dream I suffered terribly 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 But the head cohanim persuaded the crowd to ask for Bar-Abba's release and to have Yeshua executed on the stake. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 "Which of the two do you want me to set free for you?" asked the governor. "Bar-Abba!" they answered. 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Yeshua, called `the Messiah'?" They all said, "Put him to death on the stake! Put him to death on the stake!" 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 When he asked, "Why? What crime has he committed?" they shouted all the louder, "Put him to death on the stake!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, "My hands are clean of this man's blood; it's your responsibility." 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 All the people answered, "His blood is on us and on our children!" 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26 Then he released to them Bar-Abba; but Yeshua, after having him whipped, he handed over to be executed on a stake. 26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
27 The governor's soldiers took Yeshua into the headquarters building, and the whole battalion gathered around him. 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 They stripped off his clothes and put on him a scarlet robe, 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 wove thorn-branches into a crown and put it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand. Then they kneeled down in front of him and made fun of him: "Hail 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 They spit on him and used the stick to beat him about the head. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 When they had finished ridiculing him, they took off the robe, put his own clothes back on him and led him away to be nailed to the execution-stake. 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 As they were leaving, they met a man from Cyrene named Shim`on; and they forced him to carry Yeshua's execution-stake. 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.
33 When they arrived at a place called Gulgolta (which means "place of a skull"), 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
34 they gave him wine mixed with bitter gall to drink; but after tasting it, he would not drink it. 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
35 After they had nailed him to the stake, they divided his clothes among them by throwing dice. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 Then they sat down to keep watch over him there. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 Above his head they placed the written notice stating the charge against him, THIS IS YESHUA 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 robbers were placed on execution-stakes 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 People passing by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, "So you can destroy the Temple, can you, and rebuild it in three days? Save yourself, if you are the Son of God, and come down from the stake!" 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 Likewise, the head cohanim jeered at him, along with the Torah-teachers and elders, 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 "He saved others, but he can't save himself!" "So he's King of Isra'el, is he? Let him come down now from the stake! Then we'll believe 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 trusted God? So, let him rescue him if he wants him!s After all, he did say, `I'm 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 Even the robbers nailed up with him insulted him in the same way. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 From noon until three o'clock in the afternoon, all the Land was covered with darkness. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 At about three, Yeshua uttered a loud cry, "Eli! Eli! L'mah sh'vaktani? (My God! My God! Why have you deserted 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 On hearing this, some of the bystanders said, "He's calling for Eliyahu." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, soaked it in vinegar, put it on a stick and gave it to him to 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 The rest said, "Wait! Let's see if Eliyahu comes and rescues him." 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 But Yeshua, again crying out in a loud voice, yielded up his spirit. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 At that moment the parokhet in the Temple was ripped in two from top to bottom; and there was an earthquake, with rocks splitting apart. 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 Also the graves were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life; 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 and after Yeshua rose, they came out of the graves and went into the holy city, where many people saw them. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54 When the Roman officer and those with him who were keeping watch over Yeshua saw the earthquake and what was happening, they were awestruck and said, "He really 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 There were many women there, looking on from a distance; they had followed Yeshua from the Galil, helping him. 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 Among them were Miryam from Magdala, Miryam the mother of Ya`akov and Yosef, and the mother of Zavdai's sons. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 Towards evening, there came a wealthy man from Ramatayim named Yosef, who was himself a talmid of Yeshua. 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
58 He approached Pilate and asked for Yeshua's body, and Pilate ordered 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 Yosef took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen sheet, 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and laid it in his own tomb, which he had recently had cut out of the rock. After rolling a large stone in front of the entrance to the tomb, 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 Miryam of Magdala and the other Miryam stayed there, sitting opposite the grave. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 Next day, after the preparation, the head cohanim and the P'rushim went together to Pilate 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63 and said, "Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was still alive, `After three days I will be raised.' 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.'
64 Therefore, order that the grave be made secure till the third day; otherwise the talmidim may come, steal him away and say to the people, `He was raised from the dead'; and the last deception 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 may have your guard. Go and make the grave as secure as you know how." 65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."
66 So they went and made the grave secure by sealing the stone and putting the guard on watch. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.