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John 19 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So Pilate took Jesus and had him whipped. 1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
2 The soldiers, having braided a crown from thorns, set it on his head, threw a purple robe over him, 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe
3 and approached him with, "Hail, King of the Jews!" Then they greeted him with slaps in the face. 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!" And they struck him in the face.
4 Pilate went back out again and said to them, "I present him to you, but I want you to know that I do not find him guilty of any crime." 4 Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him."
5 Just then Jesus came out wearing the thorn crown and purple robe. Pilate announced, "Here he is: the Man." 5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!"
6 When the high priests and police saw him, they shouted in a frenzy, "Crucify! Crucify!" Pilate told them, "You take him. You crucify him. I find nothing wrong with him." 6 As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, "Crucify! Crucify!" But Pilate answered, "You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him."
7 The Jews answered, "We have a law, and by that law he must die because he claimed to be the Son of God." 7 The Jews insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God."
8 When Pilate heard this, he became even more scared. 8 When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,
9 He went back into the palace and said to Jesus, "Where did you come from?" Jesus gave no answer. 9 and he went back inside the palace. "Where do you come from?" he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Pilate said, "You won't talk? Don't you know that I have the authority to pardon you, and the authority to - crucify you?" 10 "Do you refuse to speak to me?" Pilate said. "Don't you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?"
11 Jesus said, "You haven't a shred of authority over me except what has been given you from heaven. That's why the one who betrayed me to you has committed a far greater fault." 11 Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin."
12 At this, Pilate tried his best to pardon him, but the Jews shouted him down: "If you pardon this man, you're no friend of Caesar's. Anyone setting himself up as 'king' defies Caesar." 12 From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting, "If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar."
13 When Pilate heard those words, he led Jesus outside. He sat down at the judgment seat in the area designated Stone Court (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). 13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge's seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha).
14 It was the preparation day for Passover. The hour was noon. Pilate said to the Jews, "Here is your king." 14 It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour. "Here is your king," Pilate said to the Jews.
15 They shouted back, "Kill him! Kill him! Crucify him!" Pilate said, "I am to crucify your king?" The high priests answered, "We have no king except Caesar." 15 But they shouted, "Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!" "Shall I crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king but Caesar," the chief priests answered.
16 Pilate caved in to their demand. He turned him over to be crucified. 16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus.
17 Carrying his cross, Jesus went out to the place called Skull Hill (the name in Hebrew is Golgotha), 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).
18 where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side, Jesus in the middle. 18 Here they crucified him, and with him two others--one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
19 Pilate wrote a sign and had it placed on the cross. It read: jesus the nazarene the king of the jews. 19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews.
20 Many of the Jews read the sign because the place where Jesus was crucified was right next to the city. It was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek.
21 The Jewish high priests objected. "Don't write," they said to Pilate, "'The King of the Jews.' Make it, 'This man said, "I am the King of the Jews."'" 21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, "Do not write 'The King of the Jews,' but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews."
22 Pilate said, "What I've written, I've written." 22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
23 When they crucified him, the Roman soldiers took his clothes and divided them up four ways, to each soldier a fourth. But his robe was seamless, a single piece of weaving, 23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
24 so they said to each other, "Let's not tear it up. Let's throw dice to see who gets it." This confirmed the Scripture that said, "They divided up my clothes among them and threw dice for my coat." (The soldiers validated the Scriptures!) 24 "Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, "They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." So this is what the soldiers did.
25 Jesus' mother, his aunt, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood at the foot of the cross. 25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her. He said to his mother, "Woman, here is your son." 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son,"
27 Then to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that moment the disciple accepted her as his own mother. 27 and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
28 Jesus, seeing that everything had been completed so that the Scripture record might also be complete, then said, "I'm thirsty." 28 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
29 A jug of sour wine was standing by. Someone put a sponge soaked with the wine on a javelin and lifted it to his mouth. 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.
30 After he took the wine, Jesus said, "It's done . . . complete." Bowing his head, he offered up his spirit. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
31 Then the Jews, since it was the day of Sabbath preparation, and so the bodies wouldn't stay on the crosses over the Sabbath (it was a high holy day that year), petitioned Pilate that their legs be broken to speed death, and the bodies taken down. 31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man crucified with Jesus, and then the other. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other.
33 When they got to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn't break his legs. 33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
34 One of the soldiers stabbed him in the side with his spear. Blood and water gushed out. 34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.
35 The eyewitness to these things has presented an accurate report. He saw it himself and is telling the truth so that you, also, will believe. 35 The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.
36 These things that happened confirmed the Scripture, "Not a bone in his body was broken," 36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"
37 and the other Scripture that reads, "They will stare at the one they pierced." 37 and, as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced."
38 After all this, Joseph of Arimathea (he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, because he was intimidated by the Jews) petitioned Pilate to take the body of Jesus. Pilate gave permission. So Joseph came and took the body. 38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews. With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away.
39 Nicodemus, who had first come to Jesus at night, came now in broad daylight carrying a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. 39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.
40 They took Jesus' body and, following the Jewish burial custom, wrapped it in linen with the spices. 40 Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.
41 There was a garden near the place he was crucified, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been placed. 41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.
42 So, because it was Sabbath preparation for the Jews and the tomb was convenient, they placed Jesus in it. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.