| 1 Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of
the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2 and they
bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor.|
3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned,
repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief
priests and elders, 4 saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent
blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to it. 5 And he
cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went
away and hanged himself. 6 And the chief priests took the pieces of
silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is
the price of blood. 7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the
potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8 Wherefore that field was called,
the field of blood, unto this day. 9 Then was fulfilled that which was
spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces
of silver, the price of him that was priced, whom certain of the
children of Israel did price; 10 and they gave them for the potter's
field, as the Lord appointed me.
11 Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him,
saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered
nothing. 13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things
they witness against thee? 14 And he gave him no answer, not even to one
word: insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15 Now at the feast
the governor was wont to release unto the multitude one prisoner, whom they
would. 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom
will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up. 19 And while he
was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou
nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered many things this
day in a dream because of him. 20 Now the chief priests and the elders
persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy
Jesus. 21 But the governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two
will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate saith
unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all
say, Let him be crucified. 23 And he said, Why, what evil hath he done?
But they cried out exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified. 24 So when
Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising,
he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am
innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see ye to it. 25 And
all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our
children. 26 Then released he unto them Barabbas; but Jesus he scourged
and delivered to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and
gathered unto him the whole band. 28 And they stripped him, and put on him
a scarlet robe. 29 And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his
head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and
mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spat upon him, and
took the reed and smote him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him,
they took off from him the robe, and put on him his garments, and led him
away to crucify him.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him
they compelled to go with them, that he might bear his cross.
33 And they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, The
place of a skull, 34 they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall: and
when he had tasted it, he would not drink. 35 And when they had crucified
him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots; 36 and they sat
and watched him there. 37 And they set up over his head his accusation
written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38 Then are there crucified
with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left. 39 And
they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, 40 and saying,
Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself:
if thou art the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 In like manner
also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders,
said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is the King of
Israel; let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him.
43 He trusteth on God; let him deliver him now, if he desireth him: for he
said, I am the Son of God. 44 And the robbers also that were crucified
with him cast upon him the same reproach.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the
ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou
forsaken me? 47 And some of them stood there, when they heard it, said,
This man calleth Elijah. 48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a
sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to
drink. 49 And the rest said, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to
save him. 50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his
spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top
to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; 52 and
the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep
were raised; 53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection
they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many. 54 Now the
centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the
earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly
this was the Son of God. 55 And many women were there beholding from afar,
who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: 56 among whom
was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of
the sons of Zebedee.
57 And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named
Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 58 this man went to Pilate,
and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to be given up.
59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and
he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 And Mary
Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the
62 Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation, the
chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate,
63 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet
alive, After three days I rise again. 64 Command therefore that the
sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come and
steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: and the
last error will be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have
a guard: go, make it as sure as ye can. 66 So they went, and made
the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.
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