John 19

Then Pilate caused him to be scourged. And the soldiers crowned him with a wreath of thorn, which they had platted; and having thrown a purple mantle about him, said, Hail! King of the Jews! and gave him blows on the face. Pilate went out again, and said to them, Lo, I bring him forth to you, that you may know that I find in him nothing culpable. Jesus then went forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple mantle, and Pilate said to them, Behold the man! When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried, saying, Crucify, crucify him! Pilate said to them, Take him yourselves, and crucify him; for my part, I find no fault in him. The Jews answered, We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he assumed the title of the Son of God. When Pilate heard this, he was the more afraid; and having returned to the pretorium, said to Jesus, Whence are you? But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Then Pilate said to him, Will you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to crucify you, and power to release you? 11 Jesus replied, You could have no power over me, unless it were given you from above; wherefore, he who delivered me to you, has greater sin. 12 From that time Pilate sought to release him; but the Jews exclaimed, If you release this man, you are not Cesar's friend. Whoever calls himself king, opposes Cesar. 13 Pilate, on hearing these words, ordered Jesus to be brought forth, and sat down on the tribunal, in a place named The Pavement; in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 (Now it was the preparation of the Paschal Sabbath, about the sixth hour.) And he said to the Jews, Behold your King. 15 But they cried out, Away, away with him; crucify him. Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no King but Cesar.

16 He delivered him, therefore, to be crucified. 17 Then they took Jesus, and led him away. And he, carrying his cross, went out to a place called The Place of Skulls, which is, in Hebrew, Golgotha; 18 where they crucified him, and two others with him; one on each side, and Jesus in the middle.

19 Pilate also wrote a title, and put it on the cross. The words were, JESUS, THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 20 And many of the Jews read this title, (for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh the city,) and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin: 21 then the chief priests said to Pilate, Write not the King of the Jews; but, Who calls himself King of the Jews. 22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written. 23 When the soldiers had nailed Jesus to the cross, they took his mantle and divided it into four parts, one to every soldier: they also took the coat, which was seamless, woven from the top throughout; 24 and said, among themselves, Let us not tear it, but determine by lot whose it shall be; by this verifying the scripture, which says, "They shared my mantle among them, and cast lots for my vesture." 25 Thus, therefore, acted the soldiers. Now, there stood near the cross of Jesus, his mother, and her sister Mary, the wife of Cleopas, and Mary the Magdalene. 26 Then Jesus, observing his mother, and the disciple whom he loved, standing by, said to his mother, Woman, behold your son. 27 Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own house. 28 After this, Jesus, (knowing that all was now accomplished,) that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst. 29 And there was a vessel there full of vinegar, they filled a sponge with vinegar, and, having fastened it to a twig of hyssop, held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished; and bowing his head, yielded up his spirit.

31 The Jews, therefore, lest the bodies should remain on the cross on the Sabbath, for it was the preparation, (and that Sabbath was a great day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and the bodies might be removed. 32 Accordingly, the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first and of the other, who were crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus, and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear, pierced his side, whence blood and water immediately issued. 35 He was an eye-witness, who attests this, and his testimony deserves credit: nay, he is conscious that he speaks truth, that you may believe. 36 For these things happened that the scripture might be verified, "None of his bones shall be broken." 37 Again, the scripture elsewhere says, "They shall look on him whom they have pierced."

38 After this, Joseph, the Arimathean, who was a disciple of Jesus, but a concealed disciple for fear of the Jews, asked permission of Pilate to take away the body of Jesus. 39 Nicodemus also, who had formerly repaired to Jesus by night, came, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. 40 These men took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen rollers, with the spices, which is the Jewish manner of embalming. 41 Now, in the place where he was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, wherein no one had ever yet been laid. 42 There they deposited Jesus, on account of the Jewish preparation, the tomb being near.

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