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Matthew 27 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It was early in the morning. All the chief priests and the elders of the people decided to put Jesus 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 tied him up and led him away. Then they handed him over to Pilate, who was the governor. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
3 Judas, who had handed him over, saw that Jesus had been sentenced to die. He felt deep shame and sadness for what he had done. So he returned the 30 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," he said. "I handed over a man who is not guilty." "What do we care?" they replied. "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 Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then 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 picked up the coins. They said, "It's against the law to put this money into the temple fund. It is blood money. 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 money to buy a potter's field. People from other countries would be buried there. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 That is why it has been called The Field of Blood to this very day. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then the words spoken by Jeremiah the prophet came true. He had said, "They took the 30 silver coins. That price was set for him by the people 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 They used the coins to buy a potter's field, just as the Lord commanded me."#1(Zechariah 11:12,13; Jeremiah 19:1-13; 32:6-9)#2 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Jesus was standing in front of the governor. The governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes. It is just as you say," Jesus replied. 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 when the chief priests and the elders brought charges against him, he did not answer. 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 the charges they are bringing against you?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge. The governor was really amazed. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 It was the governor's practice at the Passover Feast to let one prisoner go free. The people could choose the one 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 had a well-known prisoner named 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? 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 the leaders were jealous. He knew this was why they had handed Jesus over to him. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him a message. It said, "Don't have anything to do with that man. He is not guilty. I have suffered a great deal in 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 talked the crowd into asking for Barabbas and having 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 "Which of the two do you want me to set free?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered. 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. 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 "Why? What wrong has he done?" asked Pilate. But they shouted even louder, "Crucify him!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 Pilate saw that he wasn't getting anywhere. Instead, the crowd was starting to get angry. So he took water and washed his hands in front of them. "I am not guilty of this man's death," he said. "You are accountable for that!" 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 accept the guilt for his death!" 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26 Pilate let Barabbas go free. But he had Jesus whipped. Then he handed him over to be nailed to a cross. 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 palace, which was called the Praetorium. All the rest of the soldiers 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 purple robe on him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 Then they twisted thorns together to make a crown. They placed it on his head. They put a stick in his right hand. Then they fell on their knees in front of him and made fun of him. "We honor you, 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 spit on him. They hit him on the head with the stick again and again. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 After they had made fun of him, they took off the robe. They put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him away to nail him to a cross. 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 their way out of the city, they met a man from Cyrene. His name was Simon. They forced him to carry the 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. The word Golgotha means The Place of the Skull. 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
34 There they mixed wine with bitter spices and gave it to Jesus to drink. After tasting 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 When they had nailed him to the cross, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 They sat down and kept watch over him there. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him. 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 Two robbers were crucified with him. One was on his right and one was on his left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 Those who passed by shouted at Jesus and made fun of him. They shook their heads 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and said, "So you are going to destroy the temple and build it again in three days? Then save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are 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 In the same way the chief priests, 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," they said. "But he can't save himself! He's the King of Israel! 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. Let God rescue him now if he wants him. He's the one who 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 In the same way the robbers who were being crucified with Jesus also made fun of him. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 From noon until three o'clock, the whole land was covered with darkness. 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. He said, ""Eloi, Eloi, lama" "sabachthani?"" This means "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?"#1(Psalm 22:1)#2 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 those standing there heard Jesus cry out. They said, "He's calling for Elijah." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 Right away one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar and put it on a stick. He offered 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 The rest 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 After Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, he died. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 At that moment the temple curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook. The rocks 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 Tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy 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 came out of the tombs. After Jesus was raised to life, they went into the holy city. There 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 The Roman commander and those guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened. They were terrified. They exclaimed, "He was surely 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 Not very far away, many women were watching. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to take care of his needs. 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 Mary Magdalene was among them. Mary, the mother of James and Joses, was also there. So was 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 As evening approached, a rich man came from the town of Arimathea. His name was Joseph. He had become a follower 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 Jesus' body. 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 He 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. Then 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 Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there across from the tomb. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 The next day was the day after Preparation Day. The chief 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 "Sir," they said, "we remember something that liar said while he was still alive. He claimed, 'After three days I will 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 So give the order to make the tomb secure until the third day. If you don't, his disciples might come and steal the body. Then they will tell the people that Jesus has been raised from the dead. This last lie 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 "Take some guards with you," Pilate answered. "Go. 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 went and made the tomb secure. They put a seal on the stone and placed some guards on duty. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.