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1 When morning came all the High Priests and the Elders of the people consulted 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 binding Him 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, who had betrayed Him, saw that He was condemned, smitten with remorse he brought back the thirty shekels to the High 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 and said, "I have sinned, in betraying to death one who is innocent." "What does that matter to us?" they replied; it is your business." 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."
5 Flinging the shekels into the Sanctuary he left the place, and went and hanged himself. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
6 When the High Priests had gathered up the money they said, "It is illegal to put it into the Treasury, because 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 So after consulting together they spent the money in the purchase of the Potter's Field as a burial place for people not belonging to the city; 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 for which reason that piece of ground received the name, which it still bears, of `the Field of Blood.' 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then were fulfilled the words spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah, "And I took the thirty shekels, the price of the prized one on whom Israelites had set a price, 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 gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me." 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Meanwhile Jesus was brought before the Governor, and the latter put the question, "Are you the King of the Jews?" "I am their King," He 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 When however the High Priests and the Elders kept bringing their charges against Him, He said not a word in reply. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 "Do you not hear," asked Pilate, "what a mass of evidence they are bringing against you?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But He made no reply to a single accusation, so that the Governor was greatly astonished. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 "Now it was the Governor's custom at the Festival to release some one prisoner, whomsoever the populace desired; 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 and at this time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So when they were now assembled Pilate appealed to them. "Whom shall I release to you," he said, "Barabbas, or Jesus the so-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 it was from envious hatred that Jesus had been brought before him. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While he was sitting on the tribunal a message came to him from his wife. "Have nothing to do with that innocent man," she said, "for during the night I have suffered terribly in a dream through 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 The High Priests, however, and the Elders urged the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to demand the death of Jesus. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 So when the Governor a second time asked them, "Which of the two shall I release to you?" --they cried, "Barabbas!" 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 "What then," said Pilate, "shall I do with Jesus, the so-called Christ?" With one voice they shouted, "Let him be crucified!" 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 "Why, what crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they kept on furiously shouting, "Let him be crucified!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 So when he saw that he could gain nothing, but that on the contrary there was a riot threatening, he called for water and washed his hands in sight of them all, saying, "I am not responsible for this murder: you must answer for 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 "His blood," replied all the people, "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 to them, but Jesus he ordered to be scourged, and gave Him up 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 Praetorium, and called together the whole battalion to make sport of Him. 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 Stripping off His garments, they put on Him a general's short crimson cloak. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 They twisted a wreath of thorny twigs and put it on His head, and they put a sceptre of cane in His right hand, and kneeling to Him they shouted in mockery, "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 Then they spat upon Him, and taking the cane they repeatedly struck 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 At last, having finished their sport, they took off the cloak, clothed Him again in His own garments, and led Him away for crucifixion. 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 Going out they met a Cyrenaean named Simon; whom they compelled 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 so they came to a place called Golgotha, which means `Skull-ground.' 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
34 Here they gave Him a mixture of wine and gall to drink, but having 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 crucifying Him, they divided His garments among them by lot, 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 and sat down there on guard. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 Over His head they placed a written statement of the charge against Him: 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 the same time two robbers were crucified with Him, one at His right hand and the other at His left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 And the passers-by reviled Him. They shook their heads at Him 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and said, "You who would pull down the Sanctuary and build a new one within three days, save yourself. If you are God's Son, 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 like manner the High Priests also, together with the Scribes and the Elders, taunted 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, "himself he cannot save! 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 His trust is in God: let God deliver him now, if He will have him; for he said, `I am God's Son.'" 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
44 Insults of the same kind were heaped on Him even by the robbers who were being crucified with Him. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 Now from noon until three o'clock in the afternoon there was darkness over the whole land; 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 but about three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is to say, "My God, My God, why hast Thou 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 "The man is calling for Elijah," said some of the bystanders. 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 One of them ran forthwith, and filling a sponge with sour wine put it on the end of a cane and offered it 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 while the rest said, "Let us see whether Elijah is coming to deliver him." 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 But Jesus uttered another loud cry and then yielded up His spirit. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 Immediately the curtain of the Sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom: the earth quaked; 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 the tombs opened; and many of God's people who were asleep in death awoke. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 And coming out of their tombs after Christ's resurrection they entered the holy city and showed themselves 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 As for the Captain and the soldiers who were with Him keeping guard over Jesus, when they witnessed the earthquake and the other occurrences they were filled with terror, and exclaimed, "Assuredly he 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 a number of women there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to His necessities; 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 among them being Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zabdi. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 Towards sunset there came a wealthy inhabitant of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself also 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 begged to have the body of Jesus, and 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 So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean sheet of fine linen. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 He then laid it in his own new tomb which he had hewn in the solid rock, and after rolling a great stone against the door of the tomb he went home. 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 of Magdala and the other Mary were both present there, sitting opposite to the sepulchre. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 On the next day, the day after the Preparation, the High Priests and the Pharisees came in a body 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 recollect that during his lifetime that impostor pretended that after two days he was to rise to life 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 orders for the sepulchre to be securely guarded till the third day, for fear his disciples should come by night and steal the body, and then tell the people that he has come back to life; and so the last imposture will be more serious 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 "You can have a guard," said Pilate: "go and make all safe, as best 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 sepulchre secure, sealing the stone besides setting the guard. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.