1 And immediately, in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders
and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and delivered
Him to Pilate.
2 And Pilate asked Him, Are You the King of the Jews? He answered and said to him, It is as you say.
3 And the chief priests accused Him of many things, but He answered nothing.
4 Then Pilate asked Him again, saying, Do You answer nothing? Behold how many
things they witness against You!
5 But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled.
6 Now at the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they
7 And there was one named Barabbas, who was in bonds with his fellow rebels; they
had committed murder in the insurrection.
8 And the multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do just as he had always done for
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Do you want me to release to you the King of the
10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered Him up because of envy.
11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to
12 So Pilate answered and said to them again, What then do you want me to do with
Him whom you call the King of the Jews?
13 And they cried out again, Crucify Him!
14 Then Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has He done? But they cried out all the
more, Crucify Him!
15 So Pilate, intending to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he
delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led Him away into the hall called Praetorium, and they called
together the whole garrison.
17 And they clothed Him with purple; and they wove a crown of thorns, put it on Him,
18 and began to salute Him, Hail, King of the Jews!
19 And they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bending the knee,
they bowed to Him.
20 And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes
on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
21 And they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and
Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross.
22 And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
23 And they gave Him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
24 And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to
determine what every man should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.
26 And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27 And they also crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and the other on His
28 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, And He was numbered with the
29 And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, Aha!
You who destroy the temple and build it in three days,
30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross!
31 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, He
saved others, but He is not able to save Himself.
32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and
believe. Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.
33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama
sabachthani? which is translated, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
35 And some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, Behold, He is calling for Elijah.
36 And someone ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave it to
Him to drink, saying, Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.
37 And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.
38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
39 And when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and
breathed His last, he said, Truly this Man was the Son of God!
40 There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene,
Mary the mother of Jacob the Less and of Joses, and Salome,
41 who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many
other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
42 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day
before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the
kingdom of God, coming, boldly went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marveled that He had already died; and summoning the centurion, he
asked him if He had been dead for awhile.
45 And when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
46 And he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid
Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door
of the tomb.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.