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1 Early in the morning all the chief priests and the elders made their plans against Jesus to put him 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 They put him in chains, led him off, and handed him over to Pilate, the Roman governor. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
3 When Judas, the traitor, learned that Jesus had been condemned, he repented and took back the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the 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 "I have sinned by betraying an innocent man to death!" he said. "What do we care about that?" they answered. "That 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 Judas threw the coins down in the Temple and 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 chief priests picked up the coins and said, "This is blood money, and it is against our Law to put it in the Temple treasury." 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 After reaching an agreement about it, they used the money to buy 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 That is why that field is called "Field of Blood" to this very day. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then what the prophet Jeremiah had said came true: "They took the thirty silver coins, the amount the people of Israel 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 the money to buy the potter's field, as the Lord had commanded me." 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Jesus stood before the Roman governor, who questioned him. "Are you the king of the Jews?" he asked. "So you say," answered Jesus. 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 he said nothing in response to the accusations of the chief priests and elders. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 So Pilate said to him, "Don't you hear all these things they accuse you of?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But Jesus refused to answer a single word, with the result that the Governor was greatly surprised. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 At every Passover Festival the Roman governor was in the habit of setting free any one prisoner the crowd asked for. 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 At that time there was a well-known prisoner named Jesus Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So when the crowd gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to set free for you? Jesus Barabbas or Jesus 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 He knew very well that the Jewish authorities had handed Jesus over to him because they were jealous. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While Pilate was sitting in the judgment hall, his wife sent him a message: "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, because in a dream last night I suffered much on account 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 The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask Pilate to set Barabbas free and have Jesus 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 Pilate asked the crowd, "Which one of these two do you want me to set free for you?" "Barabbas!" they answered. 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 "What, then, shall I do with Jesus called the Messiah?" Pilate asked them. "Crucify him!" they all answered. 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 But Pilate asked, "What crime has he committed?" Then they started shouting at the top of their voices: "Crucify him!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 When Pilate saw that it was no use to go on, but that a riot might break out, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, "I am not responsible for the death of this man! This is your doing!" 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 The whole crowd answered, "Let the responsibility for his death fall on us and on our children!" 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26 Then Pilate set Barabbas free for them; and after he had Jesus whipped, he handed him over to be crucified. 26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
27 Then Pilate's soldiers took Jesus into the governor's palace, and the whole company 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 a scarlet robe on him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand; then they knelt before him and made fun of him. "Long live the King of the Jews!" they said. 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 spat on him, and took the stick and hit him over 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 making fun of him, they took the robe off and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. 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 going out, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus' cross. 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.
33 They came to a place called Golgotha, which means, "The Place of the Skull." 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
34 There they offered Jesus wine mixed with a bitter substance; 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 They crucified him and then divided his clothes among them by throwing dice. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 After that they sat there and watched him. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 Above his head they put the written notice of the accusation against him: "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 they crucified two bandits with Jesus, one on his right and the other on his left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 People passing by shook their heads and hurled insults at Jesus: 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 "You were going to tear down the Temple and build it back up in three days! Save yourself if you are God's Son! Come on 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 and the teachers of the Law and the elders made fun of him: 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 "He saved others, but he cannot save himself! Isn't he the king of Israel? If he will come down off the cross now, we will believe 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 trusts in God and claims to be God's Son. Well, then, let us see if God wants to save him now!" 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 bandits who had been crucified 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 At noon the whole country was covered with darkness, which lasted for three hours. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 At about three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud shout, ["Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?"] which means, "My God, my God, why did you abandon 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 Some of the people standing there heard him and said, "He is calling for Elijah!" 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 One of them ran up at once, took a sponge, soaked it in cheap wine, put it on the end of a stick, and tried to make him drink it. 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 But the others said, "Wait, let us see if Elijah is coming to save him!" 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 Jesus again gave a loud cry and breathed his last. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 Then the curtain hanging in the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 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 the graves broke open, and many of God's 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 They left the graves, and after Jesus rose from death, they 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 army officer and the soldiers with him who were watching Jesus saw the earthquake and everything else that happened, they were terrified and said, "He really was the 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, who had followed Jesus from Galilee and helped 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 Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the wife of Zebedee. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea arrived; his name was Joseph, and he also 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 He went into the presence of Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate gave orders for the body to be given to Joseph. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
59 So Joseph took it, wrapped it in a new linen sheet, 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and placed it in his own tomb, which he had just recently dug out of solid rock. Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb and 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 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there, facing the tomb. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 The next day, which was a Sabbath, the chief priests and the Pharisees met with 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 while that liar was still alive he said, "I will be raised to life three days later.' 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, for his tomb to be carefully guarded until the third day, so that his disciples will not be able to go and steal the body, and then tell the people that he was raised from death. This last lie would be even worse than the first one." 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 "Take a guard," Pilate told them; "go and make the tomb as secure as you can." 65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."
66 So they left and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and leaving the guard on watch. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.