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Matthew 27:1-66 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Early in the morning all the chief priests and the elders of the people reached the decision to have Jesus put 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 They bound him, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate the governor. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
3 When Judas, who betrayed Jesus, saw that Jesus was condemned to die, he felt deep regret. He returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, and 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 said, "I did wrong because I betrayed an innocent man." But they said, "What is that to us? That's your problem." 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."
5 Judas threw the silver pieces into the temple and left. Then he went and hanged himself. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
6 The chief priests picked up the silver pieces and said, "According to the Law it's not right to put this money in the treasury. Since it was used to pay for someone's life, it's unclean." 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 decided to use it to buy the potter's field where strangers could be buried. 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners.
8 That's why that field is called "Field of Blood" to this very day. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 This fulfilled the words of Jeremiah the prophet: And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price for the one whose price had been set by some of the Israelites, 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 I 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 Jesus was brought before the governor. The governor said, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "That's what you say." 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 he didn't answer when the chief priests and elders accused him. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
13 Then Pilate said, "Don't you hear the testimony they bring against you?" 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
14 But he didn't answer, not even a single word. So 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 It was customary during the festival for the governor to release to the crowd one prisoner, whomever they might choose. 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd.
16 At that time there was a well-known prisoner named Jesus Barabbas. 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 When the crowd had come together, Pilate asked them, "Whom would you like me to release to you, Jesus Barabbas 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 He knew that the leaders of the people had handed him over because of jealousy. 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While he was serving as judge, his wife sent this message to him, "Leave that righteous man alone. I've suffered much today in a dream because of 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 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and kill Jesus. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 The governor said, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" "Barabbas," they replied. 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered.
22 Pilate said, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said, "Crucify him!" 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"
23 But he said, "Why? What wrong has he done?" They shouted even louder, "Crucify him!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
24 Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere and that a riot was starting. So he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I'm innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It's your problem." 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 All the people replied, "Let 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 Barabbas to them. He had Jesus whipped, then 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 The governor's soldiers took Jesus into the governor's house, and they gathered the whole company of soldiers 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 red military coat on him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 They twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They put a stick in his right hand. Then they bowed down in front of him and mocked him, saying, "Hey! 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 After they spit on him, they took the stick and struck his head again and again. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
31 When they finished mocking him, they stripped him of the military coat and put his own clothes back on him. 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 were going out, they found Simon, a man from Cyrene. They forced him 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 When they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Skull Place, 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
34 they gave Jesus wine mixed with vinegar to drink. But after tasting it, he didn't want to drink it. 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
35 After they crucified him, they divided up his clothes among them by drawing lots. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
36 They sat there, guarding him. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 They placed above his head the charge against him. It 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 They crucified with him two outlaws, one on his right side and one on his left. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 Those who were walking by insulted Jesus, shaking their heads 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, "So you were going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, were you? Save yourself! If you are God's Son, 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, along with the legal experts and the elders, were making fun of him, saying, 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 "He saved others, but he can't save himself. He's the king of Israel, so let him come down from the cross now. Then we'll 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, so let God deliver him now if he wants to. He said, ‘I'm 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 outlaws who were crucified with him insulted 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 until three in the afternoon the whole earth was dark. 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.
46 At about three Jesus cried out with a loud shout, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani," which means, "My God, my God, why have you left 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 After hearing him, some standing there said, "He's calling Elijah." 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
48 One of them ran over, took a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a pole. He offered it to Jesus 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 rest of them said, "Let's see if Elijah will come and save him." 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
50 Again Jesus cried out with a loud shout. Then he died. 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 Look, the curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks 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 and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 After Jesus' resurrection they came out of their graves and went into the holy city where they appeared to many people. 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 with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what had just happened, they were filled with awe and said, "This was certainly 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 watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to serve 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, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57 That evening a man named Joseph came. He was a rich man from Arimathea who had become 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 came to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. Pilate gave him permission to take it. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
59 Joseph took the body, 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 carved out of the rock. After he rolled a large stone at the door of the tomb, he 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 in front of the tomb. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 The next day, which was the day after Preparation Day, 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 They said, "Sir, we remember that while that deceiver was still alive he said, ‘After three days I will arise.' 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 grave to be sealed until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people, ‘He's been raised from the dead.' This last deception 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 replied, "You have soldiers for guard duty. Go and make it as secure as you know how." 65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."
66 Then they went and secured the tomb by sealing the stone and posting the guard. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.