Matthew 27

And it being morning, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death. And having bound Him, took Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate, the governor. Then Judas, the one having betrayed Him, seeing that He was condemned, being seized with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I sinned betraying the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to it. And throwing down the money in the temple, he departed; and having gone away hung himself. And the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, It is not lawful to put them in the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And taking counsel, they purchased with them the field of the potter, for a burying place for strangers. Therefore that field has been called, The field of blood, to this day. Then the word having been spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, was fulfilled, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, whom they of the sons of Israel did value; 10 and they gave them for the field of the potter, as the Lord appointed me. 11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying; Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, Thou sayest it. 12 And while He is accused by the chief priests and elders, He responded nothing. 13 Then Pilate says to Him, Do you not hear, bow many things they witness against you? 14 And He responded to him not one word, so that the governor marveled exceedingly. 15 And the governor during the feast was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they wished. 16 But they had at that time a noted prisoner called Barabbas. 17 Then they being assembled, Pilate said to them, Whom do you wish that I may release unto you? Barabbas? or Jesus who is called Christ? 18 For he knew that they delivered Him on account of envy. 19 And he sitting on his tribunal, his wife sent to him, saying, Let there be nothing to thee and that just man: for this day I suffered many things in a dream on account of Him. 20 And the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21 And the governor responding said to them, Which of the two do you wish that I shall release unto you? And they said Barabbas. 22 Pilate says to them, Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? They all say to him, Let Him be crucified. 23 And the governor said, For what evil hath He done? And they continued to cry out more vociferously, saying, Let Him be crucified. 24 And Pilate seeing that he profits nothing, but rather an uproar supervenes, having taken water, washed his hands in the presence of the multitude, saying, For I am free from the blood of this just one: you shall see to it. 25 And all the people responding said, His blood be upon us, and upon our children. 26 Then he released unto them Barabbas.And having scourged Jesus, delivered Him up that He should be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the judgment hall, gathered to Him the whole band. 28 And having divested Him, put on Him a scarlet robe: 29 and plaiting a crown of thorns put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and bowing the knee to Him, continued to mock Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And spitting on Him, they took the reed and struck Him on the head repeatedly. 31 And when they mocked Him, divesting Him of the robe, they put on Him His own raiment, and led Him away to crucify Him. 32 And going out they found a Cyrenean man, Simon by name: they compelled him that he should bear His cross. 33 Having come to the place called Golgotha, which is called the place of a skull. 34 And they gave Him vinegar mingled with gall to drink: and tasting, He was not willing to drink it. 35 And crucifying Him, they divided His garments, casting the lot, 36 and sitting down, they continued to watch Him there. 37 And they placed over His head, His accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38 Then two thieves are crucified along with Him, the one on the right and one on the left. 39 And going by they continued to blaspheme 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 Likewise also the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders, continued to say, 42 He saved others; He is not able to save Himself: if He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on Him. 43 He trusted in God; let Him now deliver Him, if He wishes Him; for He said, I am the Son of God. 44 And the thieves being crucified along with Him were also reproaching Him in the same manner. 45 And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying,  Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47 And certain ones of those standing there hearing, said, He is calling Elijah. 48 And one of them running and taking a sponge, and filling it with vinegar, and extending it on a reed, gave Him drink. 49 And others were saying, Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah comes about to save Him. 50 And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, gave up His spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to bottom, and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; 52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the sleeping saints arose; 53 and having come out of the tombs after His resurrection came into the holy city and appeared unto many. 54 And the centurion and those watching Jesus with him, seeing the earthquake, and the things which took place, feared exceedingly, saying, Surely this was the Son of God. 55 And many women were there looking on from a distance, who followed Jesus from Galilee to minister 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 it being evening, a rich man came from Arimathea, whose name was Joseph, who himself also was a disciple to Jesus. 58 He having come to Pilate, begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be given: 59 and Joseph having received the body, wrapped it in clean linen, 60 and placed it in a new sepulcher, which he hewed in the rock: and having rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, departed. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting in front of the tomb. 62 And on the following day, which is after the Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate, saying, 63 Lord, we remember that that deceiver, while yet living, said, After three days I will rise. 64 Command therefore that the tomb be made safe until the third day, lest His disciples having come, may steal Him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said to them, You have a watch: go, make it safe as you know. 66 And having gone, they secured the tomb, sealing the stone, with the guard.
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