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1 Then the entire assembly stood up and took him to Pilate. 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 They began to accuse Jesus by saying, "We found that he stirs up trouble among our people: He keeps them from paying taxes to the emperor, and he says that he is 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?" "Yes, I am," Jesus answered. 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
4 Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, "I can't find this man guilty of any crime. 4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."#cr
5 The priests and the crowd became more forceful. They said, "He stirs up the people throughout Judea with his teachings. He started in Galilee and has come 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 When Pilate heard that, he asked if the man was from Galilee. 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 When Pilate found out that he was, he sent Jesus to Herod. Herod ruled Galilee and was 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 pleased to see Jesus. For a long time he had wanted to see him. He had heard about Jesus and hoped to see him perform some kind of miracle. 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 asked Jesus many questions, but Jesus wouldn't answer him. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Meanwhile, the chief priests and the scribes stood there and shouted their accusations against 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 and made fun of him. They put a colorful robe on him 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 So Herod and Pilate became friends that day. They had been enemies before this. 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 told them, "You brought me this man as someone who turns the people against the government. I've questioned him in front of you and haven't found this man guilty of the crimes of which you accuse 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 could Herod. So he sent this man back to us. This man hasn't done anything to deserve the death penalty. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 So I'm going to have him whipped and set free." 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. "
17 17 With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
18 The whole crowd then shouted, "Take him away! Free Barabbas for us." 18 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for his involvement in a riot that had taken place in the city and for murder. 19 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
20 But because Pilate wanted to free Jesus, he spoke to the people again. 20 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!
21 They began yelling, "Crucify him! Crucify him! 21 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."
22 A third time Pilate spoke to them. He asked, "Why? What has he done wrong? I haven't found this man deserving of the death penalty. So I'm going to have him whipped and set free." 22 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
23 But the crowd pressured Pilate. They shouted that Jesus had to be crucified, and they finally won. 23 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
24 Pilate decided to give in to their demand. 24 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.
25 He freed Barabbas, who had been put in prison for rioting and murdering, because that's what they wanted. But he let them do what they wanted to Jesus. 25 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.
26 As the soldiers led Jesus away, they grabbed a man named Simon, who was from the city of Cyrene. Simon was coming into Jerusalem. They laid the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 26 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
27 A large crowd followed Jesus. The women in the crowd cried and sang funeral songs for him. 27 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
28 Jesus turned to them and said, "You women of Jerusalem, don't cry for me! Rather, cry for yourselves and your children! 28 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!'
29 The time is coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the women who couldn't get pregnant, who couldn't give birth, and who couldn't nurse a child.' 29 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
30 Then people will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' 30 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
31 If people do this to a green tree, what will happen to a dry one?" 31 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be executed with him. 32 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.
33 When they came to the place called The Skull, they crucified him. The criminals were also crucified, one on his right and the other on his left. 33 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them. They don't know what they're doing." Meanwhile, the soldiers divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice. 34 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."
35 The people stood there watching. But the rulers were making sarcastic remarks. They said, "He saved others. If he's the Messiah that God has chosen, let him save himself!" 35 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
36 The soldiers also made fun of him. They would go up to him, offer him some vinegar 36 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
37 and say, "If you're the king of the Jews, save yourself!" 37 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
38 A written notice was placed above him. It said, "This is the king of the Jews. 38 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
39 One of the criminals hanging there insulted Jesus by saying, "So you're really the Messiah, are you? Well, save yourself and us!" 39 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
40 But the other criminal scolded him: "Don't you fear God at all? Can't you see that you're condemned in the same way that he is? 40 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
41 Our punishment is fair. We're getting what we deserve. But this man hasn't done anything wrong." 41 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom." 42 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
43 Jesus said to him, "I can guarantee this truth: Today you will be with me in paradise." 43 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
44 Around noon darkness came over the entire land and lasted until three in the afternoon. 44 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
45 The sun had stopped shining. The curtain in the temple was split in two. 45 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
46 Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit." After he said this, he died. 46 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
47 When an army officer saw what had happened, he praised God and said, "Certainly, this man was innocent!" 47 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.
48 Crowds had gathered to see the sight. But when all of them saw what had happened, they cried and returned to the city. 48 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
49 All his friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance and watched everything. 49 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
50 There was a good man who had God's approval. His name was Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish council, 50 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.
51 but he had not agreed with what they had done. He was from the Jewish city of Arimathea, and he was waiting for the kingdom of God. 51 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
52 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 52 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.
53 After he took it down from the cross, he wrapped it in linen. Then he laid the body in a tomb cut in rock, a tomb in which no one had ever been buried. 53 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
54 It was Friday, and the day of worship was just beginning. 54 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed closely behind Joseph. They observed the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 55 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
56 Then they went back to the city and prepared spices and perfumes. But on the day of worship they rested according to the commandment. 56