Jesus before Pilate
1And early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate. 2And Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And answering He said to him, “It is as you say.” 3And the chief priests began to accuse Him harshly. 4And Pilate was questioning Him again, saying, “Do You make no answer? See how many charges they bring against You!” 5But Jesus made no further answer; so that Pilate was amazed.
6Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested. 7And the man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8And the multitude went up and began asking him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them. 9And Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” 10For he was aware that the chief priests had delivered Him up because of envy. 11But the chief priests stirred up the multitude to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead. 12And answering again, Pilate was saying to them, “Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?” 13And they shouted back, “Crucify Him!” 14But Pilate was saying to them, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify Him!” 15And wishing to satisfy the multitude, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he delivered Him to be crucified.
Jesus Is Mocked
16And the soldiers took Him away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they called together the whole Roman cohort. 17And they dressed Him up in purple, and after weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on Him; 18and they began to acclaim Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19And they kept beating His head with a reed, and spitting at Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him. 20And after they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, and put His garments on Him. And they led Him out to crucify Him.
21And they pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.
22And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23And they tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it. 24And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. 25And it was the third hour when they crucified Him. 26And the inscription of the charge against Him read, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 27And they crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. 28[And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with transgressors.”] 29And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30save Yourself, and come down from the cross!” 31In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, “He saved others; He cannot save Himself. 32“Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!” And those who were crucified with Him were casting the same insult at Him.
33And when the sixth hour had come, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?” 35And when some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, “Behold, He is calling for Elijah.” 36And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down.” 37And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39And when the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” 40And there were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome. 41And when He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and minister to Him; and there were many other women who had come up with Him to Jerusalem.
Jesus Is Buried
42And when evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. 44And Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead. 45And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46And Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were looking on to see where He was laid.