And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
And they brought him bound and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients,
Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it.
And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went and hanged himself with an halter.
But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood.
And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter’s field, to be a burying place for strangers.
For this cause that field was called Haceldama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel.
And they gave them unto the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed to me.
And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it.
And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing.
Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee?
And he answered him to never a word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly.
Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would.
And he had then a notorious prisoner that was called Barabbas.
They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to You: Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ?
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas and make Jesus away.
And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said: Barabbas.
Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.
The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.
And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and upon our children.
Then he released to them Barabbas: and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band.
And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.
And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, King of the Jews.
And spitting upon him, they took the reed and struck his head.
And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him and put on him his own garments and led him away to crucify him.
And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross.
And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary.
And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink.
And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.
And they sat and watched him.
And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand and one on the left.
And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,
And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking said:
He saved others: himself he cannot save. If he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross: and we will believe him.
He trusted in God: let him now deliver him if he will have him. For he said: I am the Son of God.
And the selfsame thing the thieves also that were crucified with him reproached him with.
Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? That is, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?
And some that stood there and heard said: This man calleth Elias.
And immediately one of them running took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed and gave him to drink.
And the others said: Let be. Let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.
And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom: and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent.
And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,
And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city and appeared to many.
Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God.
And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
Among whom was Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus.
He went to Pilate and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered.
And Joseph taking the body wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth:
And laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument and went his way.
And there was there Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,
Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again.
Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away and say to the people: He is risen from the dead. And the last error shall be worse than the first.
Pilate saith to them: You have a guard. Go, guard it as you know.
And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting guards.
And straightway in the morning, the chief priests holding a consultation with the ancients and the scribes and the whole council, binding Jesus, led him away and delivered him to Pilate.
And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, saith to him: Thou sayest it.
And the chief priests accused him in many things.
And Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing? Behold in how many things they accuse thee.
But Jesus still answered nothing: so that Pilate wondered.
Now on the festival day he was wont to release unto them one of the prisoners, whomsoever they demanded.
And there was one called Barabbas, who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the sedition had committed murder.
And when the multitude was come up, they began to desire that he would do as he had ever done unto them.
And Pilate answered them and said: Will you that I release to you the king of the Jews?
For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up out of envy.
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
And Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then that I do to the king of the Jews?
But they again cried out: Crucify him.
And Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more: Crucify him.
And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas: and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
And the soldiers led him away into the court of the palace: and they called together the whole band.
And they clothed him with purple: and, platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him.
And they began to salute him: Hail, king of the Jews.
And they struck his head with a reed: and they did spit on him. And bowing their knees, they adored him.
And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him and put his own garments on him: and they led him out to crucify him.
And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his cross.
And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being interpreted is, The place of Calvary.
And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh. But he took it not.
And crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
And it was the third hour: and they crucified him.
And the inscription of his cause was written over: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
And with him they crucify two thieves: the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked he was reputed.
And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads and saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days buildest it up again:
Save thyself, coming down from the cross.
In like manner also the chief priests, mocking, said with the scribes one to another: He saved others; himself he cannot save.
Let Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled him.
And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour.
And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being interpreted: My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?
And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth Elias.
And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar and putting it upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let us see if Elias come to take him down.
And Jesus, having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost.
And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom.
And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost. said: Indeed this man was the son of God.
And there were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joseph and Salome,
Who also when he was in Galilee followed him and ministered to him, and many other women that came up with him to Jerusalem.
And when evening was now come (because it was the Parasceve, that is, the day before the sabbath),
Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.
But Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And sending for the centurion, he asked him if he were already dead.
And when he had understood it by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
And Joseph, buying fine linen and taking him down, wrapped him up in the fine linen and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre.
And Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of Joseph, beheld where he was laid.