- ¶ THEN the whole company of them rose up and brought him to Pilate;
- And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man misleading our people and forbidding to pay the head tax to Caesar;
and he says concerning himself that he is a King, even the Christ.
- Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews?
He said to him, That is what you say.
- Then Pilate said to the high priests and the people, I cannot find any fault against this man.
- But they shouted and said, He has stirred up our people, teaching throughout Judea, and beginning from Galilee even to this place.
- When Pilate heard the name Galilee, he asked if the man was a Galilean.
- And when he knew that he was under the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him to Herod, because he was in Jerusalem at that time.
- When Herod saw Jesus he was exceedingly glad, for he had wanted to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things concerning him, and he hoped to see some miracle by him.
- And he asked him many questions;
but Jesus gave him no answer.
- Then the high priests and the scribes stood and accused him bitterly.
- And Herod and his soldiers insulted him and mocked him, and dressed him in a scarlet robe and sent him to Pilate.
- And that day Pilate and Herod became friends with each other;
for there had been a long-standing enmity between them.
- ¶ Then Pilate called the high priests and the leaders of the people,
- And he said to them, You brought me this man as if he were misleading your people;
and behold, 1 have examined him before your own eyes, and I have found no fault in him concerning all that you accuse him.
- Nor even has Herod;
for I sent him to him;
and behold, he has done nothing worthy of death.
- I will therefore chastise him and release him.
- For there was a custom to release to them one at the feast.
- But all the people cried out saying, Get rid of him and release to us Bar-Abba;
- (Who because of sedition and murder which had happened in the city, was cast into prison.)
- Again Pilate spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus.
- But they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him!
- And he said to them the third time, What evil has he done?
I have found nothing in him worthy of death;
I will therefore chastise him and release him.
- But they persisted with loud voices, and asked to crucify him.
And their voices and that of the high priests prevailed.
- Then Pilate commanded to have their request granted.
- So he released to them the one who because of sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they asked for;
and he delivered Jesus to their will.
- ¶ And while they took him away, they laid hold of Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming from a village, and they placed the end of the cross on him, to carry it with Jesus.
- And many people followed him, and the women who were mourning and wailing over him.
- But Jesus turned to them and said, O daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me;
but weep over yourselves and over your own children.
- For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never gave birth and the breasts that never gave suck.
- Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us;
and to the hills, Cover us.
- For if they do these things with the green wood, what will be done with dry wood?
- ¶ And there were coming with him two others, malefactors, to be put to death.
- And when they came to a place which is called The Skull, they crucified him there, and the malefactors, one on his right and one on his left.
- And Jesus said, O Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.
And they divided his garments and cast lots over them.
- The people stood looking on.
And even the leaders of the synagogue mocked him, and said, He saved others;
let him save himself, if he is the Christ, the chosen one of God.
- And the soldiers ridiculed him, as they came near him and offered him vinegar,
- Saying to him, If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.
- There was also an inscription which was written over him, in Greek and Roman and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
- Now one of the malefactors who were crucified with him blasphemed against him, saying, If you are the Christ, save yourself and save us also.
- But the other rebuked him and said to him, Do you not fear even God, for you are also in the same judgment?
- And ours is just, for we are paid as we deserve and as we have done;
but he has done nothing wrong.
- And he said to Jesus, Remember me, my Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
- Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, Today you will be with me in Paradise.
- ¶ Now it was about the sixth hour, and darkness fell upon the whole earth, and lasted until the ninth hour.