Matthew 27

CHAPTER 27

The Council Condemns Jesus

And the morning having become, [5council 4took 1all 2the 3chief priests], and the elders of the people against Jesus, so as to put him to death. And having bound him, they took and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, to the governor.

Judas Hangs Himself

Then [4beholding 1Judas 2the one 3delivering him up], that he was condemned, changed his mind so as to return the thirty silver pieces to the chief priests and to the elders, saying, I sinned, having delivered up [2blood 1innocent]. But they said, What is that to us? You shall see to that. And having tossed the silver pieces in the temple, he withdrew. And having gone forth he hung himself. But the chief priests having taken the silver pieces, said, It is not allowed to throw them into the offering when [2the value 3for blood 1it is]. [3council 1And 2taking], they bought with them the field of the potter for a burial ground for strangers. Therefore [2is called 1that field], Field of blood, until today. Then was fulfilled the thing having been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And I took the thirty silver pieces, the value of the one being valued, the one who was valued by the sons of Israel. 10 And they gave them for the field of the potter as [2gave orders 3to me 1the Lord].

Pontius Pilate Questions Jesus

11  And Jesus stood before the governor. And [3asked 4him 1the 2governor], saying, Are you the king of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, You say it. 12 And in the charging him by the chief priests and the elders, [2nothing 1he answered]. 13 Then [2says 3to him 1Pilate], Do you not hear how much they witness against you? 14 And he did not answer to him to not even one word; so that [3marveled 1the 2governor] exceedingly. 15 And according to the holiday [3was accustomed 1the 2governor] to release one [2to the 3multitude 1prisoner], whom they wanted. 16 And they had then [2prisoner 1a notorious] being called Barabbas. 17 [2being gathered together 3then 1Of their], [2said 3to them 1Pilate], Whom do you want I release to you? Barabbas or Jesus, the one being called, Christ. 18 For he knew that on account of envy they delivered him up. 19 [3sitting down 1And 2of his] upon the rostrum, [2sent 3to 4him 1his wife], saying, Let there be nothing between you and that just one; [3much 1for 2I suffered] today by a dream concerning him. 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and Jesus should perish. 21 And responding the governor said to them, Who do you want from the two I should release to you? And they said, Barabbas. 22 [2says 3to them 1Pilate], What then shall I do with Jesus the one being called Christ? [2say 3to him 1all], Let him be crucified! 23 And the governor said, For what evil did he do? And they extremely more cried out, saying, Let him be crucified! 24 [3seeing 1And 2Pilate] that in nothing he derived benefit, but rather [2a tumult 1it became], having taken water, he washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just one; you shall see to it. 25 And responding all the people said, His blood is upon us and upon our children.

Jesus Scourged

26 Then he released to them Barabbas. And scourging Jesus, he delivered him up that he should be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor, having taken with them Jesus to the praetorium, gathered against him the entire cohort. 28 And stripping him, they put on him [2military cloak 1a scarlet]. 29 And having plaited a crown of thorns, they placed it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews! 30 And having spit on him, they took the reed, and beat upon his head. 31 And when they mocked him, they took [3off 4him 1the 2military cloak], and they put on him his garments; and they took him to be crucified. 32 And going forth, they found [2man 1a Cyrenaean], by name Simon. This one they conscripted that he should bear his cross. 33 And having come unto a place being called Golgotha, which is being called, [2of the skull 1place], 34 they gave to him to drink vinegar, [2with 3bile 1being mixed]. And having tasted, he did not want to drink.

Jesus Crucified

35 And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting a lot; that should be fulfilled the thing having been spoken by the prophet, They divided my garments among themselves, and over my clothes they cast a lot. 36 And sitting down they kept him there. 37 And they placed above his head his accusation being written -- This is Jesus the king of the Jews. 38 Then were crucified with him two robbers, one at his right and one at his left. 39 And the ones coming near blasphemed him, shaking their heads, 40 and saying, O one destroying the temple, and in three days rebuilding it, deliver yourself! If you are the son of God, come down from the cross! 41 And in like manner also the chief priests mocking with the scribes and elders, said, 42 Others he delivered, himself he is not able to deliver. If [2king 3of Israel 1he is], let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe upon him! 43 He relied upon God; let him rescue him now! if he wants him. For he said that, [3of God 1I am 2the son]. 44 And the same way also the robbers being crucified along with him berated him. 45 And from the sixth hour darkness came upon all the land until [2hour 1the ninth]. 46 And around the ninth hour Jesus yelled out [2voice 1with a great], saying, Eli, Eli, lima sabacthani; that is, My God, My God, why have you abandoned me? 47 And some of the ones standing there having heard, said that, [2calls Elijah 1This one]. 48 And immediately [4running 1one 2of 3them], and taking a sponge, filling also of vinegar, and putting it on a reed gave him to drink. 49 And the rest said, Let go! we should see if Elijah comes delivering him. 50  And Jesus again, having cried out [2voice 1with a great], let go the spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was split in two from above unto below; and the earth was shaken, and the rocks split; 52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the [2sleeping 1holy ones] arose; 53 and having come forth from out of the tombs, after his rising up, entered into the holy city, and were revealed to many. 54  And the centurion, and the ones with him keeping guard over Jesus, having beheld the earthquake, and the things happening, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly [2son of God 1this was]. 55 And were there [2women 1many] from far off viewing, ones who followed Jesus from Galilee, serving to him; 56 among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the [2of James 3and 4Joses 1mother], and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

The Burial of Jesus

57 And evening having become, there came [2man 1a rich] from Arimathea, by name Joseph, who also himself was discipled by Jesus. 58 This one having come forward to Pilate, asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate bid to give the body. 59 And having taken the body, Joseph swathed it [2fine linen 1with pure], 60 and he placed it in his new sepulchre, which he quarried in the rock. And having rolled [2stone 1a great] for the door of the sepulchre, he went forth. 61 And was there, Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting down before the tomb. 62 And the next day, which is after the preparation, were gathered together the chief priests and the Pharisees to Pilate, 63 saying, O master, we remember that, that deluded one said, while still living, After three days I arise. 64 Bid then to safeguard the tomb until the third day! lest at any time [2coming 1his disciples] at night should steal it, and should say to the people, He is risen from the dead; and will be the last delusion worse than the first. 65 [3said 1And 4to them 2Pilate], You have a custodial guard, Go away! You safeguard as you know! 66 And the ones having gone safeguarded the tomb, setting a seal upon the stone by the custodial guard.
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