1 So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.
2 And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe,
3 and said, Hail, King of the Jews! And they struck Him with their hands.
4 Pilate then went out again, and said to them, Behold, I am bringing Him out to you,
that you may know that I find no fault in Him.
5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said
to them, Behold the Man!
6 Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, Crucify
Him, crucify Him! Pilate said to them, You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault
7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die,
because He made Himself the Son of God.
8 Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more terrified,
9 and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, Where are You from? But Jesus
gave him no answer.
10 Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not speak to me? Do You not know that I have
authority to crucify You, and authority to release You?
11 Jesus answered, You could have no authority at all against Me unless it had been
given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.
12 From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let
this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Everyone making himself a king speaks against
13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the
judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he
said to the Jews, Behold your King!
15 But they cried out, Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to
them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but
16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him
17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is
called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in
19 And Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF
NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20 Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was
near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
21 Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, Do not write, The King of the Jews,
but, He said, I am the King of the Jews.
22 Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written.
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four
parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven
from the top throughout.
24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it
shall be, that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: They divided My garments
among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. Therefore the soldiers did these things.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the
wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, Woman, behold your son.
27 Then He said to the disciple, Behold your mother. And from that hour that disciple took her into his own home.
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture
might be fulfilled, said, I thirst!
29 Now a vessel full of vinegar was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with vinegar,
put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
30 So when Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, It has been finished! And bowing
His head, He gave up His spirit.
31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on
the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that
their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was
crucified with Him.
33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break
34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and
water came out.
35 And he who has seen has borne witness, and his testimony is true; and he knows that
he speaks the truth, so that you may believe.
36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, Not one of His
bones shall be broken.
37 And again another Scripture says, They shall look on Him whom they pierced.
38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. And he came and took the body of Jesus.
39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of
myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as
the custom of the Jews is to bury.
41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new
tomb in which no one had yet been laid.
42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day, for the tomb was