Webster Bible Translation
Jesus Delivered to Pilate
1And forthwith in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. 2And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering, said to him, Thou sayest it. 3And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. 4And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they testify against thee. 5But Jesus yet answered nothing: so that Pilate marveled.
The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
6Now at that feast he released to them one prisoner, whom they desired. 7And there was one named Barabbas, who lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8And the multitude crying aloud, began to desire him to do as he had ever done to them. 9But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release to you the King of the Jews? 10(For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.) 11But the chief priests moved the people that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified
12And Pilate answered, and said again to them, What will ye then that I shall do to him whom ye call the King of the Jews? 13And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14Then Pilate said to them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. 15And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to them, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
16And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Pretorium; and they call together the whole band; 17And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, 18And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19And they struck him on the head with a reed, and spit upon him, and bowing their knees, worshiped him. 20And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
21And they constrain one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was passing by, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22And they bring him to the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 23And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. 24And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. 25And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. 26And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27And with him they crucify two thieves, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 28And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. 29And they that passed by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, 30Save thyself, and come down from the cross. 31Likewise also the chief priests mocking, said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others, himself he cannot save. 32Let Christ the king of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled him.
The Death of Jesus
33And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land, until the ninth hour. 34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama, sabacthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 35And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elijah. 36And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down. 37And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and expired. 38And the vail of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. 39And when the centurion who stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and expired, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
40There were also women looking on at a distance, among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger, and of Joses, and Salome; 41Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and many other women who came with him to Jerusalem.
The Burial of Jesus
42And now, when the evening was come, (because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath) 43Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. 44And Pilate wondered if he was already dead: and calling the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. 45And when he knew it from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. 46And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulcher. 47And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid.