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1 Early the next morning, all the leading priests and older leaders of the people decided that Jesus should die. 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, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate, the governor. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
3 Judas, the one who had given Jesus to his enemies, saw that they had decided to kill Jesus. Then he was very sorry for what he had done. So he took the thirty silver coins back to the priests and the 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 saying, "I sinned; I handed over to you an innocent man." The leaders answered, "What is that to us? That's your problem, not ours." 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 Judas threw the money into the Temple. 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 leading priests picked up the silver coins in the Temple and said, "Our law does not allow us to keep this money with the Temple money, because it has paid for a man's death." 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 the coins to buy Potter's Field as a place to bury strangers who died in Jerusalem. 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 still called the Field of Blood. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 So what Jeremiah the prophet had said came true: "They took thirty silver coins. That is how little the Israelites thought he was worth. 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 They used those thirty silver coins to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me." 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Jesus stood before Pilate the governor, and Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Those are your words." 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 When the leading priests and the older leaders accused Jesus, he said nothing. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 So Pilate said to Jesus, "Don't you hear them accusing you of all these things?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But Jesus said nothing in answer to Pilate, and Pilate was very surprised at this. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Every year at the time of Passover the governor would free one prisoner whom the people chose. 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 man in prison, named Barabbas, who was known to be very bad. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 When the people gathered at Pilate's house, Pilate said, "Whom do you want me to set free: Barabbas or Jesus who is called the 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 the people turned Jesus in 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 there on the judge's seat, his wife sent this message to him: "Don't do anything to that man, because he is innocent. Today I had a dream about him, and it troubled me very much." 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 leading priests and older leaders convinced the crowd to ask for Barabbas to be freed and for Jesus to be killed. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 Pilate said, "I have Barabbas and Jesus. Which do you want me to set free for you?" The people answered, "Barabbas." 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 Pilate asked, "So what should I do with Jesus, the one called the Christ?" They all answered, "Crucify him!" 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 Pilate asked, "Why? What wrong has he done?" But they shouted louder, "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 could do nothing about this and that a riot was starting, he took some water and washed his handsn in front of the crowd. Then he said, "I am not guilty of this man's death. You are the ones who are causing 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 All the people answered, "We and our children will be responsible for his death." 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26 Then he set Barabbas free. But Jesus was beaten with whips and handed over to the soldiers to be crucified. 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 Jesus into the governor's palace, and they all 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 took off his clothes and put a red robe on him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 Using thorny branches, they made a crown, put it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand. Then the soldiers bowed before Jesus and made fun of 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 Jesus. Then they took his stick 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 finished, the soldiers took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified. 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 the soldiers were going out of the city with Jesus, they forced a man from Cyrene, named Simon, to carry the cross for Jesus. 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.
33 They all came to the 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 The soldiers gave Jesus wine mixed with galln to drink. He tasted the wine but 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 When the soldiers had crucified him, they threw lots to decide who would get his clothes. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 The soldiers sat there and continued watching him. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 They put a sign above Jesus' head with a charge against him. It said: 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 Two robbers were crucified beside Jesus, one on the right and the other on the left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 People walked by and insulted Jesus and shook their heads, 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 saying, "You said you could destroy the Temple and build it again in three days. So save yourself! Come down from that cross if you are really the Son of God!" 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 leading priests, the teachers of the law, and the older Jewish leaders were also making fun of Jesus. 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 They said, "He saved others, but he can't save himself! He says he is the king of Israel! If he is the king, let him come down now from the cross. Then 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, so let God save him now, if God really wants him. He himself 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, the robbers who were being crucified beside Jesus also insulted him. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 At noon the whole country became dark, and the darkness lasted for three hours. 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, lama sabachthani?" This means, "My God, my God, why have you rejected 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 who heard this said, "He is calling Elijah." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 Quickly one of them ran and got a sponge and filled it with vinegar and tied it to a stick and gave it to Jesus 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, "Don't bother him. We want to see if Elijah will come to save him." 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice and died. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 Then the curtain in the Templen was torn into two pieces, from the top to the bottom. Also, the earth shook and rocks broke 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 opened, and many of God's people who had died were raised from the dead. 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 graves after Jesus was raised from the dead and 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 When the army officer and the soldiers guarding Jesus saw this earthquake and everything else that happened, they were very frightened 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 Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee to help him were standing at a distance from the cross, watching. 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of James and John were there. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 That evening a rich man named Joseph, a follower of Jesus from the town of Arimathea, came to Jerusalem. 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
58 Joseph went to Pilate and asked to have Jesus' body. So Pilate gave orders for the soldiers to give it to Joseph. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
59 Then 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 He put Jesus' body in a new tomb that he had cut out of a wall of rock, and he rolled a very large stone to block the entrance of the tomb. Then Joseph 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 woman named Mary were sitting near the tomb. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 The next day, the day after Preparation Day, the leading priests and the Pharisees 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 that while that liar was still alive he said, 'After three days I will rise from the dead.' 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.'
64 So give the order for the tomb to be guarded closely till the third day. Otherwise, his followers might come and steal the body and tell people that he has risen from the dead. That 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 Pilate said, "Take some soldiers and go guard the tomb the best way you know." 65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."
66 So they all went to the tomb and made it safe from thieves by sealing the stone in the entrance and putting soldiers there to guard it. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.