Jesus Before Pilate1 a Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man b misleading our nation and c forbidding us to give tribute to d Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ e a king.” 3 f And Pilate asked him g “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, h “You have said so.” 4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds i “I find no guilt in this man.” 5 But they were urgent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea j from Galilee even to this place.”
Jesus Before Herod6 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 7 And when he learned that he belonged to k Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad l for he had long desired to see him m because he had heard about him, and he was hoping n to see some sign done by him. 9 So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. 10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 11 And Herod with his soldiers o treated him with contempt and p mocked him. Then, q arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And r Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. 13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and s the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man t as one who was misleading the people. And u after examining him before you, behold, I v did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. 15 Neither did Herod, for w he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 16 x I will therefore punish and release him.” ▼
▼ Here, or after verse 19, some manuscripts add verse 17: Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival
Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified18 z But they all cried out together aa “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and ab for murder. 20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, 21 but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” 22 A third time he said to them, “Why ac what evil has he done? ad I have found in him no guilt deserving death. ae I will therefore punish and release him.” 23 But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 24 So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison af for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked ag but he delivered Jesus over to their will.
The Crucifixion26 ah And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were ai mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold aj the days are coming when they will say ak ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 al Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For am if they do these things when an the wood is green, what will happen ao when it is dry?” 32 ap Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 aq And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals ar one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father as forgive them at for they know not what they do.” ▼
▼ Some manuscripts omit the sentence And Jesus . . . what they doAnd they cast lots av to divide his garments. 35 And aw the people stood by, watching ax but ay the rulers az scoffed at him, saying ba “He saved others; bb let him save himself bc if he is bd the Christ of God be his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and bf offering him sour wine 37 and saying bg “If you are bh the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 bi There was also an inscription over him ▼
▼ Some manuscripts add in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew“This is bk the King of the Jews.” 39 bl One of the criminals who were hanged bm railed at him ▼
▼ Or blasphemed himsaying, “Are you not bo the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me bp when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in bq Paradise.”
The Death of Jesus44 br It was now about the sixth hour ▼
▼ That is, noonand there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour ▼
▼ That is, 3 p.m.45 while the sun’s light failed. And bu the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus bv calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father bw into your hands I bx commit my spirit!” And having said this by he breathed his last. 47 Now bz when the centurion saw what had taken place ca he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home cb beating their breasts. 49 And all cc his acquaintances and cd the women who had followed him from Galilee ce stood at a distance watching these things.
Jesus Is Buried50 cf Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he cg was looking for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and ch laid him in a tomb cut in stone ci where no one had ever yet been laid. 54 It was the day of cj Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. ▼
▼ Greek was dawning55 cl The women cm who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 56 Then they returned and cn prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested co according to the commandment.
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