Matthew 27
King James 2000

Jesus Delivered to Pilate

1When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

2And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

Judas Hangs Himself

3Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

6And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

7And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

8Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;

10And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

Pilate Questions Jesus

11And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, You say so.

12And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

13Then said Pilate unto him, Hear you not how many things they witness against you?

14And he answered him never a word; so that the governor marveled greatly.

15Now at that feast the governor was accustomed to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they desired.

16And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

17Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will you that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?

18For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

19When he was sat down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

20But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

21The governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two will you that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

22Pilate said unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said unto him, Let him be crucified.

23And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

Pilate Washes His Hands and Releases Barabbas

24When Pilate saw that he could gain nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see you to it.

25Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

26Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

27Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

28And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

29And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and struck him on the head.

31And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off of him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.

The Crucifixion of Jesus

32And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

33And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,

34They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

35And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and for my clothing did they cast lots.

36And sitting down they watched him there;

37And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

39And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

40And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, saying,

42He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

43He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

44The thieves also, who were crucified with him, reviled him the same way.

Jesus Dies on the Cross

45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

47Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calls for Elijah.

48And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

49The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.

50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up his spirit.

51And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks were split;

52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints that slept arose,

53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

54Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

55And many women were there beholding afar off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

56Among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

Jesus Buried in Joseph's Tomb

57When the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

58He went to Pilate, and begged for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

59And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

60And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed.

61And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulcher.

Pilate Allows Guards at the Tomb

62Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

63Saying, Sir, we remember that this deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

64Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

65Pilate said unto them, You have guards: go your way, make it as sure as you can.

66So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone, and setting a guard.

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