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1 Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together 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 and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
3 Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver 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? See to that yourself !" 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 threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and 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 The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since 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 conferred together and with the money bought the Potter's Field as 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 to this day. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled : "AND THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE PRICE OF THE ONE WHOSE 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, AS THE LORD DIRECTED 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews ?" And Jesus said to him, "It is as you say." 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 while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer. 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 testify against You?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the people any one prisoner whom they wanted. 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So when the people gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you? 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 because of envy 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 on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous Man ; for last night I suffered greatly 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 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to 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 But the governor 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, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ ?" They all said, "Crucify Him!" 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 kept shouting all the more, saying, "Crucify Him!" 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 and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood ; see to that yourselves." 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 said, "His blood shall 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 having Jesus scourged, 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 the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort 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 Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand ; and they knelt down before Him and 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 They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and 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 As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear 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 to drink mixed with gall ; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink. 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 up His garments among themselves by casting lots. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him which 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 two robbers were crucified 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 passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, "You who are going to 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 the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying, 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 "He saved others ; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel ; let Him now come down 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 GOD RESCUE Him now, IF HE DELIGHTS IN 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 The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "ELI, ELI, LAMA 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, began saying, "This man is calling for Elijah." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him 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 But the rest of them said, "Let us see whether Elijah will come 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 yielded up His spirit. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 And behold, the veil 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 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 entered 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 who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, "Truly 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 looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him. 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 Among them was 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 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also 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 This man went to 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 laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock ; and he rolled a large stone against 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 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together 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 when He was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I am to rise again.' 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 for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen 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 ; 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 And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.