pCited from Zech. 11:13
aqSee Acts 10:1 (Gk.)
brCited from Ps. 22:8
bxCited from Ps. 22:1
co[See ver. 55 above]

Matthew 27

Jesus Delivered to Pilate

1 a  When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people b  took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 2And they bound him and c  led him away and d  delivered him over to e  Pilate the governor.

Judas Hangs Himself

3Then when f  Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus
Greek he
was condemned h  he changed his mind and brought back i  the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,
4saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? j  See to it yourself.” 5And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple k  he departed, and he went and hanged himself. 6But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into l  the treasury, since it is blood money.” 7So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers. 8Therefore m  that field has been called the Field of Blood n  to this day. 9 o  Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying p  And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, 10and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”

Jesus Before Pilate

11 q  Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you r  the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, s  You have said so.” 12 t  But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13Then Pilate said to him u  “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

The Crowd Chooses Barabbas

15 v  Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or w  Jesus who is called Christ?” 18For he knew that it was out x  of envy that they had delivered him up. 19Besides, while he was sitting on y  the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with z  that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today aa  in a dream.” 20Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ab  ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” ac  They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23And he said, “Why ad  what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

24So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that ae  a riot was beginning, he took water and af  washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of ag  this man’s blood;
Some manuscripts  this righteous blood, or  this righteous man’s blood
ai  see to it yourselves.”
25And all the people answered aj  His blood be on us and ak  on our children!” 26Then he released for them Barabbas, and having al  scourged
A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing imbedded pieces of bone and metal
Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

27 an  Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the ao  governor’s headquarters
Greek  the praetorium
and they gathered the whole aq  battalion
Greek cohort; a tenth of a Roman legion, usually about 600 men
before him.
28And they stripped him and put as  a scarlet robe on him, 29and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they at  mocked him, saying, “Hail au  King of the Jews!” 30And av  they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and aw  led him away to crucify him.

The Crucifixion

32 ax , ay  As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to az  carry his cross. 33 ba  And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34 bb  they offered him wine to drink, mixed with bc  gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35And when they had crucified him bd  they divided his garments among them by casting lots. 36Then they sat down and be  kept watch over him there. 37And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus bf  the King of the Jews.” 38Then two bg  robbers were crucified with him bh  one on the right and one on the left. 39And bi  those who passed by bj  derided him bk  wagging their heads 40and saying bl  “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! bm  If you are bn  the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, 42 bo  “He saved others; bp  he cannot save himself. bq  He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 br  He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 bs  And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.

The Death of Jesus

45Now from the sixth hour
That is, noon
there was darkness over all the land
Or earth
until the ninth hour.
That is, 3 p.m.
46And about the ninth hour Jesus bw  cried out with a loud voice, saying, bx  Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” 48And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with by  sour wine, and put it on a reed and bz  gave it to him to drink. 49But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” 50And Jesus ca  cried out again with a loud voice and cb  yielded up his spirit.

51And behold cc  the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And cd  the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of ce  the saints cf  who had fallen asleep were raised, 53and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into cg  the holy city and appeared to many. 54 ch  When the centurion and those who were with him ci  keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said cj  Truly this was the Son
Or a son
of God!”

55There were also cl  many women there, looking on cm  from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, cn  ministering to him, 56among whom were co  Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and cp  the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Jesus Is Buried

57 cq  When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60and cr  laid it in his own new tomb cs  which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled ct  a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61Mary Magdalene and cu  the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.

The Guard at the Tomb

62The next day, that is, after the day of cv  Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63and said, “Sir, we remember how cw  that impostor said, while he was still alive, cx  After three days I will rise.’ 64Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day cy  lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” 65Pilate said to them, “You have cz  a guard
Or Take a guard
of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.”
66So they went and made the tomb secure by db  sealing the stone and setting a guard.

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