John 19
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1Then, therefore, Pilate took Jesus and scourged [Him], 2and the soldiers having plaited a garland of thorns, placed [it] on His head, and they cast a purple garment around Him, 3and said, “Hail! The King of the Jews”; and they were giving Him slaps. 4Pilate, therefore, again went forth outside and says to them, “Behold, I bring Him to you outside, that you may know that I find no fault in Him”; 5Jesus, therefore, came forth outside, bearing the thorny garland and the purple garment; and he says to them, “Behold, the Man!” 6When, therefore, the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify! Crucify!” Pilate says to them, “Take Him yourselves and crucify, for I find no fault in Him”; 7the Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, for He made Himself Son of God.”

8When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was more afraid, 9and entered again into the Praetorium and says to Jesus, “Where are You from?” And Jesus gave him no answer. 10Pilate, therefore, says to Him, “Do You not speak to me? Have You not known that I have authority to crucify You, and I have authority to release You?” 11Jesus answered, “You would have no authority against Me if it were not having been given you from above; because of this, he who is delivering Me up to you has greater sin.” 12From this [time] Pilate was seeking to release Him, and the Jews were crying out, saying, “If you may release this One, you are not a friend of Caesar; everyone making himself a king speaks against Caesar.”

13Pilate, therefore, having heard this word, brought Jesus outside—and he sat down on the judgment seat—to a place called, “Pavement,” and in Hebrew, Gabbatha; 14and it was the Preparation of the Passover, and as it were the sixth hour, and he says to the Jews, “Behold, your King!” 15And they cried out, “Take away! Take away! Crucify Him!” Pilate says to them, “Will I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king except Caesar.”

16Then, therefore, he delivered Him up to them, that He may be crucified, and they took Jesus and led [Him] away,

17and carrying His cross, He went forth to the [place] called “Place of [the] Skull,” which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha— 18where they crucified Him, and with Him two others, on this side and on that side, but Jesus in the middle. 19And Pilate also wrote a title, and put [it] on the cross, and it was written: “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS”; 20therefore many of the Jews read this title, because the place was near to the city where Jesus was crucified, and it was having been written in Hebrew, in Greek, in Latin. 21The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate, “Do not write, The King of the Jews, but that this One said, I am King of the Jews”; 22Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

23The soldiers, therefore, when they crucified Jesus, took His garments, and made four parts, to each soldier a part, also the coat, and the coat was seamless, from the top woven throughout; 24they said, therefore, to one another, “We may not tear it, but cast a lot for it, whose it will be”; that the Writing might be fulfilled, that is saying, “They divided My garments to themselves, and they cast a lot for My clothing”; the soldiers, therefore, indeed, did these things. 25And there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary of Cleopas, and Mary the Magdalene; 26Jesus, therefore, having seen [His] mother, and the disciple standing by, whom He was loving, He says to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son”; 27afterward He says to the disciple, “Behold, your mother”; and from that hour the disciple took her to his own [home].

28After this, Jesus knowing that all things have now been accomplished, that the Writing may be fulfilled, says, “I thirst”; 29a vessel, therefore, was placed full of vinegar, and having filled a sponge with vinegar, and having put [it] around a hyssop stalk, they put [it] to His mouth; 30when, therefore, Jesus received the vinegar, He said, “It has been accomplished.” And having bowed the head, gave up the spirit.

31The Jews, therefore, that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the Sabbath, since it was the Preparation (for that Sabbath day was a great one), asked of Pilate that their legs may be broken, and they [are] taken away. 32The soldiers, therefore, came, and they indeed broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him, 33and having come to Jesus, when they saw Him already having been dead, they did not break His legs; 34but one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came forth blood and water; 35and he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true, and that one has known that he speaks true things, that you also may believe. 36For these things came to pass, that the Writing may be fulfilled, “A bone of Him will not be broken”; 37and again another Writing says, “They will look to Him whom they pierced.”

38And after these things, Joseph of Arimathea—being a disciple of Jesus, but concealed, through the fear of the Jews—asked of Pilate, that he may take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave leave; he came, therefore, and took away the body of Jesus, 39and Nicodemus also came—who came to Jesus by night at the first—carrying a mixture of myrrh and aloes, as it were, one hundred pounds. 40Therefore they took the body of Jesus, and bound it with linen clothes with the spices, according as it was the custom of the Jews to prepare for burial; 41and there was a garden in the place where He was crucified, and a new tomb in the garden, in which no one was yet laid; 42therefore, because the tomb was near, there they laid Jesus because of the Preparation of the Jews.

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