Parallel Bible results for Matthew 27:32-66

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Matthew 27:32-66

NLT 32 Along the way, they came across a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. MSG 32 Along the way they came on a man from Cyrene named Simon and made him carry Jesus' cross. NLT 33 And they went out to a place called Golgotha (which means “Place of the Skull”). MSG 33 Arriving at Golgotha, the place they call "Skull Hill," NLT 34 The soldiers gave Jesus wine mixed with bitter gall, but when he had tasted it, he refused to drink it. MSG 34 they offered him a mild painkiller (a mixture of wine and myrrh), but when he tasted it he wouldn't drink it. NLT 35 After they had nailed him to the cross, the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. MSG 35 After they had finished nailing him to the cross and were waiting for him to die, they whiled away the time by throwing dice for his clothes. NLT 36 Then they sat around and kept guard as he hung there. MSG 36 NLT 37 A sign was fastened above Jesus’ head, announcing the charge against him. It read: “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” MSG 37 Above his head they had posted the criminal charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. NLT 38 Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. MSG 38 Along with him, they also crucified two criminals, one to his right, the other to his left. NLT 39 The people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. MSG 39 People passing along the road jeered, shaking their heads in mock lament: NLT 40 “Look at you now!” they yelled at him. “You said you were going to destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days. Well then, if you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!” MSG 40 "You bragged that you could tear down the Temple and then rebuild it in three days - so show us your stuff! Save yourself! If you're really God's Son, come down from that cross!" NLT 41 The leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders also mocked Jesus. MSG 41 The high priests, along with the religion scholars and leaders, were right there mixing it up with the rest of them, having a great time poking fun at him: NLT 42 “He saved others,” they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself! So he is the King of Israel, is he? Let him come down from the cross right now, and we will believe in him! MSG 42 "He saved others - he can't save himself! King of Israel, is he? Then let him get down from that cross. We'll all become believers then! NLT 43 He trusted God, so let God rescue him now if he wants him! For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” MSG 43 He was so sure of God - well, let him rescue his 'Son' now - if he wants him! He did claim to be God's Son, didn't he?" NLT 44 Even the revolutionaries who were crucified with him ridiculed him in the same way. MSG 44 Even the two criminals crucified next to him joined in the mockery. NLT 45 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. MSG 45 From noon to three, the whole earth was dark. NLT 46 At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” MSG 46 Around mid-afternoon Jesus groaned out of the depths, crying loudly, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" NLT 47 Some of the bystanders misunderstood and thought he was calling for the prophet Elijah. MSG 47 Some bystanders who heard him said, "He's calling for Elijah." NLT 48 One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to him on a reed stick so he could drink. MSG 48 One of them ran and got a sponge soaked in sour wine and lifted it on a stick so he could drink. NLT 49 But the rest said, “Wait! Let’s see whether Elijah comes to save him.” MSG 49 The others joked, "Don't be in such a hurry. Let's see if Elijah comes and saves him." NLT 50 Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. MSG 50 But Jesus, again crying out loudly, breathed his last. NLT 51 At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, MSG 51 At that moment, the Temple curtain was ripped in two, top to bottom. There was an earthquake, and rocks were split in pieces. NLT 52 and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. MSG 52 What's more, tombs were opened up, and many bodies of believers asleep in their graves were raised. NLT 53 They left the cemetery after Jesus’ resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people. MSG 53 (After Jesus' resurrection, they left the tombs, entered the holy city, and appeared to many.) NLT 54 The Roman officer and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, “This man truly was the Son of God!” MSG 54 The captain of the guard and those with him, when they saw the earthquake and everything else that was happening, were scared to death. They said, "This has to be the Son of God!" NLT 55 And many women who had come from Galilee with Jesus to care for him were watching from a distance. MSG 55 There were also quite a few women watching from a distance, women who had followed Jesus from Galilee in order to serve him. NLT 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee. MSG 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the Zebedee brothers. NLT 57 As evening approached, Joseph, a rich man from Arimathea who had become a follower of Jesus, MSG 57 Late in the afternoon a wealthy man from Arimathea, a disciple of Jesus, arrived. His name was Joseph. NLT 58 went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. And Pilate issued an order to release it to him. MSG 58 He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. Pilate granted his request. NLT 59 Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a long sheet of clean linen cloth. MSG 59 Joseph took the body and wrapped it in clean linens, NLT 60 He placed it in his own new tomb, which had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance and left. MSG 60 put it in his own tomb, a new tomb only recently cut into the rock, and rolled a large stone across the entrance. Then he went off. NLT 61 Both Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting across from the tomb and watching. MSG 61 But Mary Magdalene and the other Mary stayed, sitting in plain view of the tomb. NLT 62 The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. MSG 62 After sundown, the high priests and Pharisees arranged a meeting with Pilate. NLT 63 They told him, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ MSG 63 They said, "Sir, we just remembered that that liar announced while he was still alive, 'After three days I will be raised.' NLT 64 So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we’ll be worse off than we were at first.” MSG 64 We've got to get that tomb sealed until the third day. There's a good chance his disciples will come and steal the corpse and then go around saying, 'He's risen from the dead.' Then we'll be worse off than before, the final deceit surpassing the first." NLT 65 Pilate replied, “Take guards and secure it the best you can.” MSG 65 Pilate told them, "You will have a guard. Go ahead and secure it the best you can." NLT 66 So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it. MSG 66 So they went out and secured the tomb, sealing the stone and posting guards.