Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And at once in the morning the Chief Priests made a council with the Elders and with the Scribes and with the whole assembly, and they bound Yeshua and brought him and delivered him to Pilate. 2And Pilate asked him," You are The King of the Judeans?" But he answered and said to him, "You have said." 3And the Chief Priests accused him of many things. 4Then Pilate again asked him and said to him, "Do you not answer? See how many are testifying against you!" 5But Yeshua gave no answer, to Pilate's amazement.
6But he had set a time at every feast to release one prisoner to them, whomever they requested. 7And there was one who was called Barabba, who was bound with those who had made sedition, who had committed murder in the sedition. 8And the people cried out and they began to ask that he would keep the custom which he had been doing for them. 9And Pilate answered and said, "Are you willing that I release to you The King of the Judeans?" 10For Pilate had known that for envy the Chief Priests had delivered him to them. 11But the Chief Priests urged the crowd all the more that he would release Barabba to them.
12But Pilate said to them, "What do you want me to do to this one whom you call The King of the Judeans?" 13But they again cried out, "Crucify him!" 14But Pilate said to them, "What evil has he done?" And they were crying out even more, "Crucify him!" 15But Pilate chose to do the will of the crowds and he released Barabba to them and delivered Yeshua to them, after he had been scourged, to be crucified.
16But the soldiers led him within the courtyard, which is the Praetorium, and they called the whole company of soldiers. 17And they clothed him in purple and they wound and placed on him a crown of thorns. 18And they began to greet him: "Hail, King of the Judeans!" 19And they were hitting him on his head with a reed and spitting in his face and bowing on their knees and worshiping him. 20And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple and clothed him in his clothes and led him to crucify him.
21And they detained one who was passing by, Shimeon, a Cyrenian, who had come from the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to take up his cross.
22And they brought him to the place Gagultha, which is interpreted, "The Skull." 23And they gave him wine to drink, mixed with myrrh, but he would not take it. 24And when they crucified him, they divided his garments and cast lots for them, who would take what. 25But it was the third hour when they crucified him. 26And the pretext of his death was written in this writing: "This is The King of the Judeans."
27And they crucified two robbers with him, one at his right, and one at his left. 28And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "He was numbered with wicked men." 29But those also who were passing by were blaspheming against him and were shaking their heads and they were saying, "Oh destroyer of The Temple and the one who builds it in three days," 30"Save yourself and come down from the cross!" 31And likewise the Chief Priests were joking with one another and the Scribes and they were saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself!" 32"Let The Messiah, The King of Israel, descend now from the cross that we may see and we will believe in him." And those also who were crucified with him were reviling him.
33And when it was the sixth hour, darkness was over all the earth until the ninth hour. 34And in the ninth hour Yeshua cried out in a loud voice, and he said: "Eil, Eil, lemana Shabaqthani", which is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" 35And the people who heard among those standing there were saying, "He called to Elijah." 36But one ran and filled a sponge with vinegar and tied it on a reed to give him a drink and they said, "Let him alone. Let us see if Elijah comes to take him down." 37But Yeshua cried with a loud voice, and he expired. 38And the curtain of the entrance of The Temple was ripped in two from the top unto the bottom. 39But when that Centurion who was standing with him saw that he had so cried out and expired, he said, "Truly, this man was the Son of God."
40But there were also women there from afar off, who were looking: Maryam Magdalitha and Maryam, mother of Yaqob The Small, and of Yose and Shalom. 41They were those who had joined him when he was in Galilee and ministered to him and many other women who had gone up with him to Jerusalem.
42And when it was Friday evening, which is before the Sabbath, 43Yoseph came, who was from Ramtha, an honorable counselor who had been waiting for the Kingdom of God, and he ventured and entered to Pilate and requested the body of Yeshua. 44But Pilate wondered if he had been dead that long, and he called the Centurion and asked him if he had died before the time. 45And when he learned, he gave his body to Yoseph. 46And Yoseph had bought linen and he took it down and wrapped it and placed it in a tomb that was hewn out in rock and he rolled a stone at the entrance of the tomb. 47But Maryam Magdalitha and Maryam, the mother of Yose, saw where he had been laid.