THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
b. By the Roman Governor, Representing the Gentiles
1 And aimmediately in the morning the bchief priests held a cconsultation with the elders and scribes and the whole 1Sanhedrin, and having bound Jesus, they led Him away and ddelivered Him to 2ePilate.
2 And Pilate aquestioned Him, Are You the bKing of the Jews? And answering him, He said, It is as you say.
3 And the chief priests aaccused Him of many things.
4 And Pilate again questioned Him, saying, Do You answer nothing? See how many things they are accusing You of.
5 But Jesus made 1ano further answer, so that Pilate marveled.
6 Now at the afeasts he released to them one prisoner whom they requested.
7 And there was one named Barabbas, bound with the ainsurrectionists who had committed bmurder in the insurrection.
8 And the crowd 1came up and began to ask him to do even as he had been accustomed to do for them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Do you want me to release to you the aKing of the Jews?
10 For he knew that it was because of envy that the chief priests had delivered Him up.
11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that instead he should arelease Barabbas to them.
12 And Pilate again answered and said to them, What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?
13 And again they cried out, 1aCrucify Him!
14 But Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has He done? But they cried out the more, Crucify Him!
15 And Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released to them Barabbas and 1ascourged Jesus and delivered Him up to be 2crucified.
16 1And the asoldiers led Him away within the courtyard, that is, the 2bpraetorium, and called together the whole ccohort.
17 And they clothed Him in 1apurple and wove a bthorny crown and put it 2around His head.
18 And they began to salute Him: 1Rejoice, aKing of the Jews!
19 And they beat His head with a reed and aspat at Him. And kneeling down, they bowed before Him.
20 And when they had amocked Him, they stripped Him of the purple and put His garments on Him. And they bled Him out to crucify Him.
21 1And they acompelled a certain passerby coming from the country, bSimon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and cRufus, to take up His cross.
22 And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is interpreted, the aPlace of a Skull.
23 And they 1tried to give Him wine mixed with amyrrh, but He did not take it.
24 And they crucified Him and divided His garments, casting alots for them to see what each should take.
25 Now it was the 1athird hour and they crucified Him.
26 And there was an inscription of the charge against Him inscribed: The aKing Of The JEWS.
27 And with Him they crucified two robbers, one on His right and one on His left.
28 1And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, a"And He was counted with the lawless.''
29 And those who were passing by ablasphemed Him, bwagging their heads and saying, cAha! 1You who ddestroy the temple and build it in three days,
30 1Save Yourself and come down from the cross!
31 Likewise also the chief priests with the scribes amocked Him with one another and said, He saved others; bHimself He cannot save.
32 Let the Christ, the aKing of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe. Those who were crucified with Him also breproached Him.
33 And when the 1sixth hour came, adarkness fell over the whole land until the 2ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus acried with a bloud voice, 1Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is interpreted, cMy God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
35 And some of those standing by heard this and said, Behold, He is calling for Elijah.
36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with avinegar, and putting it on a reed, gave it to Him to drink, saying, Let Him be. Let us see if Elijah is coming to take Him down.
37 And Jesus let out a aloud cry and expired.
38 And the aveil of the temple was split in two from top to bottom.
39 And the acenturion standing by opposite Him, seeing that He expired in this way, said, Truly this man was the bSon of God.
40 And there were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary the aMagdalene, and 1Mary the mother of the 2younger James and of Joses, and 3Salome,
41 Who, when He was in Galilee, followed Him and aministered to Him, as well as many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
42 And when 1evening had fallen, since it was the day of apreparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43 aJoseph, 1the honorable member of the Council, from Arimathea, who was also himself bawaiting the ckingdom of God, came; and gathering courage, he went in to dPilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marveled that He had already died, and calling to him the acenturion, he questioned him whether He had been dead long.
45 And when he found out from the centurion, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
46 And Joseph purchased a piece of fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the fine linen. And he 1laid Him in a atomb which was hewn out of rock and rolled a stone against the bdoor of the tomb.
47 And Mary the aMagdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid.