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1 The whole assembly got up and led Jesus to Pilate and 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 began to accuse him. They said, "We have found this man misleading our people, opposing the payment of taxes to Caesar, and claiming that he is the Christ, a king." 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king."
3 Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "That's what you say." 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no legal basis for action against this man. 4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."#cr
5 But they objected strenuously, saying, "He agitates the people with his teaching throughout Judea—starting from Galilee all the way here." 5 But they insisted, "He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here."
6 Hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean. 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 When he learned that Jesus was from Herod's district, Pilate sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time. 7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
8 Herod was very glad to see Jesus, for he had heard about Jesus and had wanted to see him for quite some time. He was hoping to see Jesus perform some sign. 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform some miracle.
9 Herod questioned Jesus at length, but Jesus didn't respond to him. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 The chief priests and the legal experts were there, fiercely accusing Jesus. 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
11 Herod and his soldiers treated Jesus with contempt. Herod mocked him by dressing Jesus in elegant clothes and sent him back to Pilate. 11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.
12 Pilate and Herod became friends with each other that day. Before this, they had been enemies. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.
13 Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people. 13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 He said to them, "You brought this man before me as one who was misleading the people. I have questioned him in your presence and found nothing in this man's conduct that provides a legal basis for the charges you have brought against him 14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.
15 Neither did Herod, because Herod returned him to us. He's done nothing that deserves death. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 Therefore, I'll have him whipped, then let him go." 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. "
18 But with one voice they shouted, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us." ( 18 With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
19 Barabbas had been thrown into prison because of a riot that had occurred in the city, and for murder. 19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
20 Pilate addressed them again because he wanted to release Jesus. 20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
21 They kept shouting out, "Crucify him! Crucify him! 21 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!
22 For the third time, Pilate said to them, "Why? What wrong has he done? I've found no legal basis for the death penalty in his case. Therefore, I will have him whipped, then let him go." 22 For the third time he spoke to them: "Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him."
23 But they were adamant, shouting their demand that Jesus be crucified. Their voices won out. 23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
24 Pilate issued his decision to grant their request. 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
25 He released the one they asked for, who had been thrown into prison because of a riot and murder. But he handed Jesus over to their will. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
26 As they led Jesus away, they grabbed Simon, a man from Cyrene, who was coming in from the countryside. They put the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus. 26 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
27 A huge crowd of people followed Jesus, including women, who were mourning and wailing for him. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
28 Jesus turned to the women and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, don't cry for me. Rather, cry for yourselves and your children. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
29 The time will come when they will say, ‘Happy are those who are unable to become pregnant, the wombs that never gave birth, and the breasts that never nursed a child.' 29 For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
30 Then they will say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,' and to the hills, ‘Cover us.' 30 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
31 If they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32 They also led two other criminals to be executed with Jesus. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
33 When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified him, along with the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals--one on his right, the other on his left.
34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they're doing." They drew lots as a way of dividing up his clothing. 34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 The people were standing around watching, but the leaders sneered at him, saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself if he really is the Christ sent from God, the chosen one." 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."
36 The soldiers also mocked him. They came up to him, offering him sour win 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
37 and saying, "If you really are the king of the Jews, save yourself." 37 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
38 Above his head was a notice of the formal charge against him. It read "This is the king of the Jews. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals hanging next to Jesus insulted him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40 Responding, the other criminal spoke harshly to him, "Don't you fear God, seeing that you've also been sentenced to die? 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
41 We are rightly condemned, for we are receiving the appropriate sentence for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong." 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
43 Jesus replied, "I assure you that today you will be with me in paradise." 43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
44 It was now about noon, and darkness covered the whole earth until about three o'clock, 44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 while the sun stopped shining. Then the curtain in the sanctuary tore down the middle. 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46 Crying out in a loud voice, Jesus said, "Father, into your hands I entrust my life." After he said this, he breathed for the last time. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 When the centurion saw what happened, he praised God, saying, "It's really true: this man was righteous." 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
48 All the crowds who had come together to see this event returned to their homes beating their chests after seeing what had happened. 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.
49 And everyone who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance observing these things. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 Now there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council. He was a good and righteous man. 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
51 He hadn't agreed with the plan and actions of the council. He was from the Jewish city of Arimathea and eagerly anticipated God's kingdom. 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.
52 This man went to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
53 Taking it down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid it in a tomb carved out of the rock, in which no one had ever been buried. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
54 It was the Preparation Day for the Sabbath, and the Sabbath was quickly approaching. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph. They saw the tomb and how Jesus' body was laid in it, 55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
56 then they went away and prepared fragrant spices and perfumed oils. They rested on the Sabbath, in keeping with the commandment. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.