THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
2. By the Roman Rulers
1 And the entire multitude of them rose up and aled Him before 1Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this man 1perverting our nation and forbidding people to apay taxes to bCaesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a cKing.
3 And Pilate aasked Him, saying, Are You the bKing of the Jews? And answering him, He said, 1It is as you csay.
4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, I find ano fault in this man.
5 But they were vehement, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea, beginning from 1aGalilee even to 1this place.
6 And when Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a aGalilean.
7 And when he realized that He was of aHerod's jurisdiction, he sent Him up to Herod, who also himself was in Jerusalem in those days.
8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he rejoiced greatly, for he had wanted to asee Him for a considerable time, because he had bheard about Him, and was hoping to see some csign done by Him.
9 And he questioned Him with 1many words, but He answered him 2nothing.
10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing Him.
11 And Herod with his soldiers, having adespised Him and bmocked Him, cthrew around Him splendid clothing and sent Him back to Pilate.
12 And both aHerod and Pilate became friends with one another on that very day, for they had previously been at enmity toward each other.
13 And Pilate, calling together the chief priests and the arulers and the people,
14 Said to them, You have brought this man to me as one who 1aturns the people away, and behold, I have examined Him before you and found bno fault in this man regarding the accusations you bring against Him.
15 No, neither has Herod, for he sent Him back to us, and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by Him.
16 I will therefore adiscipline Him and brelease Him.
17 1aNow he was obliged to release to them one prisoner at the feast.
18 But they cried out all together, saying, Take this man aaway and brelease to us Barabbas.
19 He was one who, for a certain ainsurrection that occurred in the city and for murder, had been thrown into the prison.
20 But Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again;
21 But they continued to shout, saying, Crucify, crucify Him!
22 But he said to them a third time, Why, what evil has this man adone? I have found bno cause of death in Him; I will therefore cdiscipline Him and release Him.
23 But they pressed him with loud voices, asking that He be 1acrucified, and their voices prevailed.
24 And Pilate 1gave sentence that their request be carried out,
25 And he released him who had been thrown into prison for ainsurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he bdelivered up to their will.
1. Suffering the Persecution of Men
26 And as they led Him away, they laid hold of 1aSimon, a certain Cyrenian, coming from the country, and they placed the cross upon him to carry it behind Jesus.
27 And a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him followed Him.
28 But Jesus turned to them and said, 1aDaughters of bJerusalem, do not weep over Me, but weep over yourselves and over your children.
29 For behold, the adays are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs which have not borne, and the breasts which have not bnourished.
30 Then they will begin to say to the amountains, Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover us!
31 For if they do these things with the 1tree full of sap, what will happen with the one that is adry?
32 And atwo others also, who were criminals, were led with Him to be executed.
33 And when they came to the place called The 1aSkull, there they bcrucified Him and the ccriminals, one on the right and one on the left.
34 And Jesus said, Father, aforgive them, for they do bnot know what they are doing. And dividing His garments, they cast clots.
35 And the people stood by, alooking on. And the brulers also csneered, saying, He dsaved others; let Him save eHimself if this is the fChrist of God, the gChosen One!
36 And the soldiers also amocked Him, coming to Him and offering Him 1bvinegar,
37 And saying, If You are the aKing of the Jews, save Yourself!
38 And there was also an inscription over 1Him: This Is The aKing Of The JEWS.
39 And one of the criminals who were hanged there ablasphemed Him, saying, Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!
40 But the other, answering, rebuked him and said, Do you not even fear God, since you are in the same 1judgment?
41 And we justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for what we did, but this Man has done nothing 1amiss.
42 1And he said, Jesus, remember me when You acome into Your kingdom.
43 And He said to him, 1Truly I say to you, Today you shall be with Me in 2Paradise.
2. Suffering the Judgment of God for Sinners
to Accomplish a Vicarious Death for Them
44 And it was now about the 1asixth hour, and bdarkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 1The sun's light failing; and the 2aveil of the temple was split down the middle.
46 And crying with a aloud voice, Jesus said, Father, into Your hands 1I bcommit My spirit. And saying this, He expired.
47 Now when the acenturion saw what had happened, he bglorified God, saying, Certainly this man was crighteous.
48 And all the crowds who came together at this spectacle, when they beheld the things that happened, returned, beating their abreasts.
49 And all those who aknew Him, and the bwomen who accompanied Him from Galilee, stood at a cdistance, observing these things.
50 And behold, there was a man named 1aJoseph, who was a member of the Council, and a good and righteous man
51 (This man had not consented to their counsel and action), from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was aexpecting the kingdom of God.
52 This man came to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
53 And he took it down and wrapped it in a fine linen cloth, and 1laid Him in a tomb hewn in the rock, where ano one had ever lain.
54 And it was the day of 1preparation, and the Sabbath was 2coming on.
55 And the women who had come together with Him out of Galilee followed after and beheld the tomb and how His body was laid.
56 And they returned and prepared aspices and bointment. And on the cSabbath they 1rested according to the commandment.