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1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus in order to bring about his 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 bound him, 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 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver 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 He said, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself." 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."
5 Throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money." 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 After conferring together, they used them to buy the potter's field as a place to bury foreigners. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one on whom a price had been set, on whom some of the people of Israel 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 they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me." 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so." 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 he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to release a prisoner for the crowd, anyone whom 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 notorious prisoner, called Jesus Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So after they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Messiah?" 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 realized that it was out of jealousy that they had handed him over. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for today I have suffered a great deal because of a dream about 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 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 The governor again said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas." 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" All of them said, "Let him be crucified!" 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 Then he asked, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves." 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 Then the people as a whole answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!" 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"
26 So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over 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 soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, "Hail, 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 They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. 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 As they went out, they came upon a man from Cyrene named Simon; they compelled this man 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 when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among themselves by casting lots; 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 then they sat down there and kept watch over him. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 Over his head they put the charge against him, which 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 Then two bandits were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, 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 the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking him, saying, 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 "He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down from the cross now, 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 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he wants to; 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 The bandits who were crucified with him also taunted him in the same way. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you 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 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, "This man is calling for Elijah." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to 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 But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him." 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were 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 also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared 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 Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, "Truly this man 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 Many women were also there, looking on from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and had provided for him. 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also 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 asked for the body of Jesus; then 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 linen cloth 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and 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 there, sitting opposite the tomb. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63 and said, "Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, "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 Therefore command the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise his disciples may go and steal him away, and tell the people, "He has been raised from the dead,' and the last deception would 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 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it 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 with the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.