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Matthew 27

GNT 1 Early in the morning all the chief priests and the elders made their plans against Jesus to put him to death. NIV 1 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. GNT 2 They put him in chains, led him off, and handed him over to Pilate, the Roman governor. NIV 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor. GNT 3 When Judas, the traitor, learned that Jesus had been condemned, he repented and took back the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. NIV 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. GNT 4 "I have sinned by betraying an innocent man to death!" he said. "What do we care about that?" they answered. "That is your business!" NIV 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility." GNT 5 Judas threw the coins down in the Temple and left; then he went off and hanged himself. NIV 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. GNT 6 The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "This is blood money, and it is against our Law to put it in the Temple treasury." NIV 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." GNT 7 After reaching an agreement about it, they used the money to buy Potter's Field, as a cemetery for foreigners. NIV 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. GNT 8 That is why that field is called "Field of Blood" to this very day. NIV 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. GNT 9 Then what the prophet Jeremiah had said came true: "They took the thirty silver coins, the amount the people of Israel had agreed to pay for him, NIV 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, GNT 10 and used the money to buy the potter's field, as the Lord had commanded me." NIV 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me." GNT 11 Jesus stood before the Roman governor, who questioned him. "Are you the king of the Jews?" he asked. "So you say," answered Jesus. NIV 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. GNT 12 But he said nothing in response to the accusations of the chief priests and elders. NIV 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. GNT 13 So Pilate said to him, "Don't you hear all these things they accuse you of?" NIV 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?" GNT 14 But Jesus refused to answer a single word, with the result that the Governor was greatly surprised. NIV 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor. GNT 15 At every Passover Festival the Roman governor was in the habit of setting free any one prisoner the crowd asked for. NIV 15 Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. GNT 16 At that time there was a well-known prisoner named Jesus Barabbas. NIV 16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. GNT 17 So when the crowd gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to set free for you? Jesus Barabbas or Jesus called the Messiah?" NIV 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?" GNT 18 He knew very well that the Jewish authorities had handed Jesus over to him because they were jealous. NIV 18 For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him. GNT 19 While Pilate was sitting in the judgment hall, his wife sent him a message: "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, because in a dream last night I suffered much on account of him." NIV 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." GNT 20 The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask Pilate to set Barabbas free and have Jesus put to death. NIV 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed. GNT 21 But Pilate asked the crowd, "Which one of these two do you want me to set free for you?" "Barabbas!" they answered. NIV 21 "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor. "Barabbas," they answered. GNT 22 "What, then, shall I do with Jesus called the Messiah?" Pilate asked them. "Crucify him!" they all answered. NIV 22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!" GNT 23 But Pilate asked, "What crime has he committed?" Then they started shouting at the top of their voices: "Crucify him!" NIV 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!" GNT 24 When Pilate saw that it was no use to go on, but that a riot might break out, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, "I am not responsible for the death of this man! This is your doing!" NIV 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!" GNT 25 The whole crowd answered, "Let the responsibility for his death fall on us and on our children!" NIV 25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!" GNT 26 Then Pilate set Barabbas free for them; and after he had Jesus whipped, he handed him over to be crucified. NIV 26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. GNT 27 Then Pilate's soldiers took Jesus into the governor's palace, and the whole company gathered around him. NIV 27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. GNT 28 They stripped off his clothes and put a scarlet robe on him. NIV 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, GNT 29 Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand; then they knelt before him and made fun of him. "Long live the King of the Jews!" they said. NIV 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. GNT 30 They spat on him, and took the stick and hit him over the head. NIV 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. GNT 31 When they had finished making fun of him, they took the robe off and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. NIV 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. GNT 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus' cross. NIV 32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. GNT 33 They came to a place called Golgotha, which means, "The Place of the Skull." NIV 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). GNT 34 There they offered Jesus wine mixed with a bitter substance; but after tasting it, he would not drink it. NIV 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. GNT 35 They crucified him and then divided his clothes among them by throwing dice. NIV 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. GNT 36 After that they sat there and watched him. NIV 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. GNT 37 Above his head they put the written notice of the accusation against him: "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews." NIV 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. GNT 38 Then they crucified two bandits with Jesus, one on his right and the other on his left. NIV 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. GNT 39 People passing by shook their heads and hurled insults at Jesus: NIV 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads GNT 40 "You were going to tear down the Temple and build it back up in three days! Save yourself if you are God's Son! Come on down from the cross!" NIV 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!" GNT 41 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the Law and the elders made fun of him: NIV 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. GNT 42 "He saved others, but he cannot save himself! Isn't he the king of Israel? If he will come down off the cross now, we will believe in him! NIV 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. GNT 43 He trusts in God and claims to be God's Son. Well, then, let us see if God wants to save him now!" NIV 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' " GNT 44 Even the bandits who had been crucified with him insulted him in the same way. NIV 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him. GNT 45 At noon the whole country was covered with darkness, which lasted for three hours. NIV 45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. GNT 46 At about three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud shout, ["Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?"] which means, "My God, my God, why did you abandon me?" NIV 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?" GNT 47 Some of the people standing there heard him and said, "He is calling for Elijah!" NIV 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah." GNT 48 One of them ran up at once, took a sponge, soaked it in cheap wine, put it on the end of a stick, and tried to make him drink it. NIV 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. GNT 49 But the others said, "Wait, let us see if Elijah is coming to save him!" NIV 49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him." GNT 50 Jesus again gave a loud cry and breathed his last. NIV 50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. GNT 51 Then the curtain hanging in the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split apart, NIV 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. GNT 52 the graves broke open, and many of God's people who had died were raised to life. NIV 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. GNT 53 They left the graves, and after Jesus rose from death, they went into the Holy City, where many people saw them. NIV 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. GNT 54 When the army officer and the soldiers with him who were watching Jesus saw the earthquake and everything else that happened, they were terrified and said, "He really was the Son of God!" NIV 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!" GNT 55 There were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee and helped him. NIV 55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. GNT 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the wife of Zebedee. NIV 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons. GNT 57 When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea arrived; his name was Joseph, and he also was a disciple of Jesus. NIV 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. GNT 58 He went into the presence of Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate gave orders for the body to be given to Joseph. NIV 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. GNT 59 So Joseph took it, wrapped it in a new linen sheet, NIV 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, GNT 60 and placed it in his own tomb, which he had just recently dug out of solid rock. Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away. NIV 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. GNT 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there, facing the tomb. NIV 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb. GNT 62 The next day, which was a Sabbath, the chief priests and the Pharisees met with Pilate NIV 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. GNT 63 and said, "Sir, we remember that while that liar was still alive he said, "I will be raised to life three days later.' NIV 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.' GNT 64 Give orders, then, for his tomb to be carefully guarded until the third day, so that his disciples will not be able to go and steal the body, and then tell the people that he was raised from death. This last lie would be even worse than the first one." NIV 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." GNT 65 "Take a guard," Pilate told them; "go and make the tomb as secure as you can." NIV 65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how." GNT 66 So they left and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and leaving the guard on watch. NIV 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.