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1 Early in the morning all the chief priests and the leaders of the people decided to execute Jesus. 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 tied him up, 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 Then Judas, who had betrayed Jesus, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 silver coins back to the chief priests and leaders. 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 He said, "I've sinned by betraying an innocent man." They replied, "What do we care? 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 So he threw the money into the temple, went away, 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 took the money and said, "It's not right to put it into the temple treasury, because it's 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 a potter's field for the burial of strangers. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 That's why that field has been called the Field of Blood ever since. 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 30 silver coins, the price the people of Israel had placed on 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 coins to buy a potter's field, as the Lord had directed me." 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Jesus stood in front of the governor, [Pilate]. The governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, I am," Jesus answered. 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 While the chief priests and leaders were accusing him, he said nothing. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear how many charges they're bringing against you?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But Jesus said absolutely nothing to him in reply, so the governor was very 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 governor would free one prisoner whom the crowd wanted. 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 by the name of Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So when the people gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which man do you want me to free for you? Do you want me to free Barabbas or Jesus, who is called 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 Pilate knew that they 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 judging the case, his wife sent him a message. It said, "Leave that innocent man alone. I've been very upset today because of a dream I had about 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 chief priests and leaders persuaded the crowd to ask for the release of Barabbas and the execution of Jesus. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 The governor asked them, "Which of the two do you want me to free for you?" They said, "Barabbas." 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 Pilate asked them, "Then what should I do with Jesus, who is called Christ?" "He should be crucified!" they all said. 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 Pilate asked, "Why? What has he done wrong?" But they began to shout loudly, "He should be crucified!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 Pilate saw that he was not getting anywhere. Instead, a riot was breaking out. So Pilate took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. He said, "I won't be guilty of killing this man. Do what you want!" 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, "The responsibility for killing him will rest on us and our children." 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26 Then Pilate freed Barabbas for the people. But he had Jesus whipped and handed 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 the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the palace and gathered the whole troop around him. 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 They took off his clothes and put a bright red cape on him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 They twisted some thorns into a crown, placed it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt in front of him and made fun of him by saying, "Long live 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 After they had spit on him, they took the stick and kept hitting him on the head with it. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 After the soldiers finished making fun of Jesus, they took off the cape and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him away 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 On the way they found a man named Simon. He was from the city of Cyrene. 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 They gave him a drink of wine mixed with a drug called gall. When he tasted it, he refused to 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 crucified him, they divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 Then they sat there and kept watch over him. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 They placed a written accusation above his head. It read, "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 At that time they crucified two criminals with him, 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 Those who passed by insulted him. They shook their heads 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and said, "You were going to tear down God's temple and build it again in three days. Save yourself! If you're 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 The chief priests together with the scribes and the leaders made fun of him in the same way. They said, 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 Israel's king! Let him come down from the cross now, and 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. Let God rescue him now if he wants. After all, this man 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 Even the criminals crucified with him were insulting him the same way. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 About three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned 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 When some of the people standing there heard him say that, they said, "He's calling Elijah." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 One of the men ran at once, took a sponge, and soaked it in some vinegar. Then he put it on a stick and offered Jesus a 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 others said, "Leave him alone! Let's see if Elijah comes to save him." 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 Then Jesus loudly cried out once again and gave up his life. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 Suddenly, the curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split open. 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 tombs were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died came back to life. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 They came out of the tombs after he had come back to life, and they went into the holy city where they appeared to many people. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54 An army officer and those watching Jesus with him saw the earthquake and the other things happening. They were terrified and said, "Certainly, this 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 Many women were there watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee and had always supported 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 from Magdala, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and the mother of Zebedee's sons. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 In the evening a rich man named Joseph arrived. He was from the city of Arimathea and had become 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 to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
59 Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 Then he laid it in his own new tomb, which had been cut in a rock. After rolling a large stone against the door of 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 Mary from Magdala 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 the day of worship, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together and went to Pilate. 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63 They said, "Sir, we remember how that deceiver said while he was still alive, 'After three days I will be brought back to life.' 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.'
64 Therefore, give the order to make the tomb secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may steal him and say to the people, 'He has been brought back to life.' Then 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 told them, "You have the soldiers you want for guard duty. Go and make the tomb 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 to secure the tomb. They placed a seal on the stone and posted the soldiers on guard duty. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.