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1 Now [when it] was early morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus in order 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 And [after] tying him up, they 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 [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests 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 have sinned [by] betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? You see to [it]!" 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 throwing the silver coins into the temple he departed. And he went away [and] hanged himself. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
6 But the chief priests took the silver coins [and] said, "It is not permitted to put them 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 And [after] taking counsel, they purchased {with} them the Potter's Field, for a burial place for strangers. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 (For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood until today.) 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled, who said, "And they took the thirty silver coins, the price of the one who had been priced, [on] whom a price had been set by the sons 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, just as the Lord directed me." 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 So Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying, "Are you the king of the Jews?" And Jesus said, "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 And {when he was being accused} by the chief priests and elders he answered nothing. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many [things] they are testifying against you?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 And he did not reply to him, not even with reference to one statement, so that the governor was very astonished. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Now at each feast, the governor was accustomed to release one prisoner to the crowd--the one whom they wanted. 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 And at that time they had a notorious prisoner named Jesus Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So [after] they had assembled, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you--Jesus 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 (For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 And [while] he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent [a message] to him, saying, "{Have nothing to do with that righteous man}, for I have suffered much as a result of a dream today 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 chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas and put Jesus to death. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 So the governor answered [and] said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" 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 said to them, "What then should I do [with] Jesus, the one who is called Christ?" They all said, "Let him be crucified!" 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 wrong has he done?" But they began to shout even louder, saying, "Let him be crucified!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 So Pilate, [when he] saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but instead an uproar was developing, took water [and] washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this man. You see to [it]!" 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 answered [and] said, "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 released Barabbas for them, but [after] he had Jesus flogged, he handed [him] over so that he could be crucified. 26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's residence [and] gathered the whole cohort to him. 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 And they stripped him [and] put a scarlet military cloak around him, 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 and weaving a crown of thorns, they put [it] on his head, and [put] a reed in his right hand. And kneeling down before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, 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 spat on him [and] took the reed and repeatedly struck [him] on his head. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the military cloak and put his [own] clothes on him, and led him away in order 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 And [as they] were going out, they found a man of Cyrene {named} Simon. They forced this man to carry 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 a place called Golgotha (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 gall to drink, and [when he] tasted [it] he did not want to drink [it]. 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 crucified him, they divided his clothes among themselves [by] casting lots. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 And they sat down [and] were watching over him there. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 And they put above his head the charge against him {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 robbers were crucified with him, one on [his] right and one on [his] left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 And those who passed by reviled him, shaking their heads 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, "The one who would destroy the temple and rebuild [it] in three days, save yourself! 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 also the chief priests, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking [him], saying, 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 "He saved others; he is not able to save himself! He is the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and 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; let him deliver him now if he wants to, because 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 in the same [way] even the robbers who were crucified with him were reviling him. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 Now from the sixth hour, darkness came over all the land until 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 cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken 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 standing there, [when they] heard [it], said, "This man is summoning Elijah!" 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge and filled [it] with sour wine and put [it] on a reed [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 But the others said, "Leave [him] alone! 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 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice [and] gave up his spirit. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth shook and the rocks were split. 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 tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 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 centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus, [when they] saw the earthquake and the things that took place, were extremely frightened, saying, "Truly this man was God's Son!" 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 there were many women there, observing from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him, 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, 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 Now [when it] was evening, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph came, who also was a disciple of Jesus himself. 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
58 This man approached Pilate [and] asked for the body of Jesus. Then 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 And 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 and placed it in his [own] new tomb that he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a large stone to the entrance of 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 Now Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 Now [on] the next day, which is after the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate, 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63 saying, "Sir, we remember that [while] that deceiver was still alive he said, 'After three days I will rise.' 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 orders that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come [and] steal him and tell the people, 'He has been 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 have a guard of soldiers. Go, make [it] 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 with the guard of soldiers [and] made the tomb secure [by] sealing the stone. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.