- And the whole company of them rose up, and brought him before Pilate.
- And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king.
- And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews?
And he answered him and said, Thou sayest.
- And Pilate said unto the chief priests and the multitudes, I find no fault in this man.
- But they were the more urgent, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, and beginning from Galilee even unto this place.
- But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
- And when he knew that he was of Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him unto Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in these days.
- Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard concerning him;
and he hoped to see some miracle done by him.
- And he questioned him in many words;
but he answered him nothing.
- And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.
- And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent him back to Pilate.
- And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
- And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
- and said unto them, Ye brought unto me this man, as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I having examined him before you, found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
- no, nor yet Herod: for he sent him back unto us;
and behold, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him.
- I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
- [Now he must needs release unto them at the feast one prisoner.]
- But they cried out all together, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: —
- one who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.
- And Pilate spake unto them again, desiring to release Jesus;
- but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him.
- And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath this man done?
I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him and release him.
- But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified.
And their voices prevailed.
- And Pilate gave sentence that what they asked for should be done.
- And he released him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked for;
but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
- And when they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after Jesus.
- And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him.
- But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
- For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck.
- Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us;
and to the hills, Cover us.
- For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
- And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
- And when they came unto the place which is called The skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left.
- And Jesus said, Father, forgive them;
for they know not what they do.
And parting his garments among them, they cast lots.
- And the people stood beholding.
And the rulers also scoffed at him, saying, He saved others;
let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, his chosen.
- And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar,
- and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself.
- And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
- And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on him, saying, Art not thou the Christ?
save thyself and us.
- But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
- And we indeed justly;
for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
- And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom.
- And he said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.
- And it was now about the sixth hour, and a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
- the sun’s light failing: and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
- And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the ghost.
- And when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
- And all the multitudes that came together to this sight, when they beheld the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts.
- And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed with him from Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.
- And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good and righteous man
- (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), [a man] of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was looking for the kingdom of God:
- this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
- And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where never man had yet lain.
- And it was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
- And the women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and beheld the tomb, and how his body was laid.
- And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.
And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.