Parallel Bible results for Matthew 27:1-31

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Matthew 27:1-31

NLT 1 Very early in the morning the leading priests and the elders of the people met again to lay plans for putting Jesus to death. MSG 1 In the first light of dawn, all the high priests and religious leaders met and put the finishing touches on their plot to kill Jesus. NLT 2 Then they bound him, led him away, and took him to Pilate, the Roman governor. MSG 2 Then they tied him up and paraded him to Pilate, the governor. NLT 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and the elders. MSG 3 Judas, the one who betrayed him, realized that Jesus was doomed. Overcome with remorse, he gave back the thirty silver coins to the high priests, NLT 4 “I have sinned,” he declared, “for I have betrayed an innocent man.” “What do we care?” they retorted. “That’s your problem.” MSG 4 saying, "I've sinned. I've betrayed an innocent man." They said, "What do we care? That's your problem!" NLT 5 Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself. MSG 5 Judas threw the silver coins into the Temple and left. Then he went out and hung himself. NLT 6 The leading priests picked up the coins. “It wouldn’t be right to put this money in the Temple treasury,” they said, “since it was payment for murder.” MSG 6 The high priests picked up the silver pieces, but then didn't know what to do with them. "It wouldn't be right to give this - a payment for murder! - as an offering in the Temple." NLT 7 After some discussion they finally decided to buy the potter’s field, and they made it into a cemetery for foreigners. MSG 7 They decided to get rid of it by buying the "Potter's Field" and use it as a burial place for the homeless. NLT 8 That is why the field is still called the Field of Blood. MSG 8 That's how the field got called "Murder Meadow," a name that has stuck to this day. NLT 9 This fulfilled the prophecy of Jeremiah that says, “They took the thirty pieces of silver— the price at which he was valued by the people of Israel, MSG 9 Then Jeremiah's words became history: They took the thirty silver pieces, The price of the one priced by some sons of Israel, NLT 10 and purchased the potter’s field, as the LORD directed. ” MSG 10 And they purchased the potter's field. And so they unwittingly followed the divine instructions to the letter. NLT 11 Now Jesus was standing before Pilate, the Roman governor. “Are you the king of the Jews?” the governor asked him. Jesus replied, “You have said it.” MSG 11 Jesus was placed before the governor, who questioned him: "Are you the 'King of the Jews'?" Jesus said, "If you say so." NLT 12 But when the leading priests and the elders made their accusations against him, Jesus remained silent. MSG 12 But when the accusations rained down hot and heavy from the high priests and religious leaders, he said nothing. NLT 13 “Don’t you hear all these charges they are bringing against you?” Pilate demanded. MSG 13 Pilate asked him, "Do you hear that long list of accusations? Aren't you going to say something?" NLT 14 But Jesus made no response to any of the charges, much to the governor’s surprise. MSG 14 Jesus kept silence - not a word from his mouth. The governor was impressed, really impressed. NLT 15 Now it was the governor’s custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner to the crowd—anyone they wanted. MSG 15 It was an old custom during the Feast for the governor to pardon a single prisoner named by the crowd. NLT 16 This year there was a notorious prisoner, a man named Barabbas. MSG 16 At the time, they had the infamous Jesus Barabbas in prison. NLT 17 As the crowds gathered before Pilate’s house that morning, he asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you—Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” MSG 17 With the crowd before him, Pilate said, "Which prisoner do you want me to pardon: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus the so-called Christ?" NLT 18 (He knew very well that the religious leaders had arrested Jesus out of envy.) MSG 18 He knew it was through sheer spite that they had turned Jesus over to him. NLT 19 Just then, as Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: “Leave that innocent man alone. I suffered through a terrible nightmare about him last night.” MSG 19 While court was still in session, Pilate's wife sent him a message: "Don't get mixed up in judging this noble man. I've just been through a long and troubled night because of a dream about him." NLT 20 Meanwhile, the leading priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas to be released and for Jesus to be put to death. MSG 20 Meanwhile, the high priests and religious leaders had talked the crowd into asking for the pardon of Barabbas and the execution of Jesus. NLT 21 So the governor asked again, “Which of these two do you want me to release to you?” The crowd shouted back, “Barabbas!” MSG 21 The governor asked, "Which of the two do you want me to pardon?" They said, "Barabbas!" NLT 22 Pilate responded, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” They shouted back, “Crucify him!” MSG 22 "Then what do I do with Jesus, the so-called Christ?" They all shouted, "Nail him to a cross!" NLT 23 “Why?” Pilate demanded. “What crime has he committed?” But the mob roared even louder, “Crucify him!” MSG 23 He objected, "But for what crime?" But they yelled all the louder, "Nail him to a cross!" NLT 24 Pilate saw that he wasn’t getting anywhere and that a riot was developing. So he sent for a bowl of water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. The responsibility is yours!” MSG 24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere and that a riot was imminent, he took a basin of water and washed his hands in full sight of the crowd, saying, "I'm washing my hands of responsibility for this man's death. From now on, it's in your hands. You're judge and jury." NLT 25 And all the people yelled back, “We will take responsibility for his death—we and our children!” MSG 25 The crowd answered, "We'll take the blame, we and our children after us." NLT 26 So Pilate released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified. MSG 26 Then he pardoned Barabbas. But he had Jesus whipped, and then handed over for crucifixion. NLT 27 Some of the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into their headquarters and called out the entire regiment. MSG 27 The soldiers assigned to the governor took Jesus into the governor's palace and got the entire brigade together for some fun. NLT 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him. MSG 28 They stripped him and dressed him in a red toga. NLT 29 They wove thorn branches into a crown and put it on his head, and they placed a reed stick in his right hand as a scepter. Then they knelt before him in mockery and taunted, “Hail! King of the Jews!” MSG 29 They plaited a crown from branches of a thorn bush and set it on his head. They put a stick in his right hand for a scepter. Then they knelt before him in mocking reverence: "Bravo, King of the Jews!" they said. "Bravo!" NLT 30 And they spit on him and grabbed the stick and struck him on the head with it. MSG 30 Then they spit on him and hit him on the head with the stick. NLT 31 When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified. MSG 31 When they had had their fun, they took off the toga and put his own clothes back on him. Then they proceeded out to the crucifixion.