Jesus Delivered to Pilate1 aAnd as soon as it was morning, the chief priests bheld a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And cthey bound Jesus and dled him away and edelivered him over to fPilate. 2 gAnd Pilate asked him h“Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, i“You have said so.” 3And the chief priests accused him of many things. 4And Pilate again asked him j“Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” 5But Jesus kmade no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.
Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified6 lNow at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. 7And among the rebels in prison, who had mcommitted murder nin the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas. 8And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them. 9And he answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” 10For he perceived that oit was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up. 11But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. 12And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with pthe man you call the King of the Jews?” 13And they cried out again, “Crucify him.” 14And Pilate said to them, “Why qwhat evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” 15So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having rscourged ▼
▼A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing imbedded pieces of bone and metalJesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Jesus Is Mocked16 tAnd the soldiers led him away inside uthe palace (that is vthe governor’s headquarters), ▼
▼Greek the praetoriumand they called together the whole xbattalion. ▼
▼Greek cohort; a tenth of a Roman legion, usually about 600 men17And they clothed him in za purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18And they began to salute him aa“Hail, King of the Jews!” 19And they were striking his head with a reed and abspitting on him and ackneeling down in homage to him. 20And when they had admocked him, they stripped him of aethe purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they afled him out to crucify him.
The Crucifixion21 agAnd they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. 22 ahAnd they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). 23And they offered him wine mixed with aimyrrh, but he did not take it. 24And they crucified him and ajdivided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. 25And akit was the third hour ▼
▼That is, 9 a.m.when they crucified him. 26And the inscription of the charge against him read am“The King of the Jews.” 27And with him they crucified two anrobbers aoone on his right and one on his left. ▼
▼Some manuscripts insert verse 28: And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “He was numbered with the transgressors”29And aqthose who passed by derided him arwagging their heads and saying as“Aha! atYou who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30save yourself, and come down from the cross!” 31So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, au“He saved others; avhe cannot save himself. 32Let awthe Christ, axthe King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may aysee and believe.” azThose who were crucified with him also reviled him.
The Death of Jesus33And when the sixth hour ▼
▼That is, noonhad come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. ▼
▼That is, 3 p.m.34And at the ninth hour Jesus bccried with a loud voice, bd“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36And someone ran and filled a sponge with besour wine, put it on a reed bfand gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37And Jesus bguttered a loud cry and bhbreathed his last. 38And bithe curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39 bjAnd when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he ▼
▼Some manuscripts insert cried out andbreathed his last, he said bl“Truly this man was the Son ▼
▼Or a sonof God!” 40There were also bnwomen looking on bofrom a distance, among whom were bpMary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and bqSalome. 41When he was in Galilee, they followed him and brministered to him, and there were also many other women who bscame up with him to Jerusalem.
Jesus Is Buried42 btAnd when evening had come, since it was buthe day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43Joseph of Arimathea bva respected member of the council, who bwwas also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. ▼
▼Or Pilate wondered whether he had already diedAnd summoning bythe centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. 45And when he learned from bzthe centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. 46And Joseph ▼
▼Greek hebought cba linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and cclaid him in a tomb cdthat had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled cea stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 cfMary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
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