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1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel 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 they bound him and led him away and delivered him 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 he 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 saying, "I have sinned in betraying innocent blood." 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 And 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 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 Therefore 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 by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, 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 directed 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 have said 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 made no 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 things they testify 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 wondered greatly. 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barab'bas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you, Barab'bas or Jesus who is 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 out of envy that they had delivered him up. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much over him today in a dream." 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 people to ask for Barab'bas and destroy Jesus. 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, "Barab'bas." 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 shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all 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 And he said, "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 was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took 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 And all the people 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 Then he released for them Barab'bas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him 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 praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him, 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they 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 And they spat upon 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 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and 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 of Cyre'ne, Simon by name; this man 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 when they came to a place called Gol'gotha (which means the 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, mingled 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 garments among them by casting lots; 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 then they sat down and kept watch over him there. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 And 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 robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging 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 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked 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 now 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 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him; for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'" 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way. 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, la'ma sabach-tha'ni?" that is, "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 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "This man is calling Eli'jah." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, 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 Eli'jah will come to save him." 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and 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 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into 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 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe, and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!" 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 There were also many women there, looking on from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him; 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.
56 among whom were Mary Mag'dalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zeb'edee. 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 Arimathe'a, named Joseph, who also was 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 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud, 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; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 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 Mag'dalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the sepulchre. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 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 how 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 order the sepulchre to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away, and tell the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will 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 and made the sepulchre secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.