Jesus Before Pilate 11 1
Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you 2
the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, 3"You have said so."
But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer.
Then Pilate said to him, 5
"Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?"
But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
The Crowd Chooses Barabbas 15 6
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted.
And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.
So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or 7
Jesus who is called Christ?"
For he knew that it was out 8
of envy that they had delivered him up.
Besides, while he was sitting on 9
the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with 10
that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today 11
in a dream."
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to 12
ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
The governor again said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."
Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?"13
They all said, "Let him be crucified!"
And he said, "Why, 14
what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!"
Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified 24
So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that 15
a riot was beginning, he took water and 16
washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of 17
this man's blood;18
see to it yourselves."
And all the people answered, 19
"His blood be on us and 20
on our children!"
Then he released for them Barabbas, and having 21
scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
Jesus Is Mocked 27 22
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the 23
governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole 24
battalion before him.
And they stripped him and put 25
a scarlet robe on him,
and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they 26
mocked him, saying, "Hail, 27
King of the Jews!"
they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.
And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and 29
led him away to crucify him.
The Crucifixion 32
As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to 30
carry his cross.
And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),
they offered him wine to drink, mixed with 33
gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.
And when they had crucified him, 34
they divided his garments among them by casting lots.
Then they sat down and 35
kept watch over him there.
And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is Jesus, 36
the King of the Jews."
Then two 37
robbers were crucified with him, 38
one on the right and one on the left.
those who passed by 40
derided him, 41
wagging their heads
and saying, 42
"You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! 43
If you are 44
the Son of God, come down from the cross."
So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
"He saved others; 46
he cannot save himself. 47
He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.
The Death of Jesus 45
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour Jesus 50
cried out with a loud voice, saying, 51"Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?"
that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, "This man is calling Elijah."
And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with 52
sour wine, and put it on a reed and 53
gave it to him to drink.
But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him."
And Jesus 54
cried out again with a loud voice and 55
yielded up his spirit.
And behold, 56
the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And 57
the earth shook, and the rocks were split.
The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of 58
the saints 59
who had fallen asleep were raised,
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into 60
the holy city and appeared to many.
When the centurion and those who were with him, 62
keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, 63
"Truly this was the Son of God!"
There were also 64
many women there, looking on 65
from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, 66
ministering to him,
among whom were 67
Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and 68
the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
Jesus Is Buried 57 69
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.
He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud
laid it in his own new tomb, 71
which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled 72
a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.
Mary Magdalene and 73
the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.