And all the multitude of them stood··up and led◦ Him to Pilate.
And◦ they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this Man perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute▵ to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King.
But◦ Pilate asked Him, saying, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And◦ He answering him, declared◦, Thou sayest.
And◦ Pilate said to the chief··priests and the crowds, I find no guilt in this man.
But◦ they were urgent, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all◦ Judea, beginning from Galilee even··to here.
And◦ when Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the Man were a Galilean.
And when he knew that He was from Herod’s authority, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem in those days.
And◦ Herod, seeing◦ Jesus, rejoiced exceedingly, because◦ for a considerable time he was desiring◦ to see◦ Him, since◦ he had heard many things about Him, and hoped to see◦ some sign done◦ by Him.
And◦ he asked◦ Him with a considerable number of words; but◦ He answered him nothing.
And◦ the chief··priests and scribes stood vehemently accusing Him.
And◦ Herod, making Him as nothing with his armies and mocking, arrayed Him in a splendid cloak, and sent Him again to Pilate.
And◦ in the same day Pilate and Herod became friends with one··another, for◦ before▫ they were at▫ enmity between themselves.
And◦ Pilate, having called together the chief··priests, and the rulers, and the people,
said to them, You have brought··to me this Man as one who turns··away the people, and behold◦, I, having examined Him before you, have found no guilt in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him.
But neither did Herod, for◦ I sent you to him, and behold◦, nothing worthy of death has been committed by Him.
Therefore, having chastised Him, I will release Him.
And◦ of necessity he must release one to them at the festival.
But◦ they cried out all at once, saying, Take· this Man ·away◦, and◦ release unto us Barabbas—
who◦ for▫ a certain insurrection which was··made◦ in the city, and for murder, had··been cast into prison.
Again, therefore, Pilate summoned them, willing to release Jesus.
But◦ they cried out, saying, Crucify, crucify Him!
And◦ he said◦ to them a third time, Why? What evil has He done? I have found no▫ guilt of death in Him; therefore, having chastised Him, I will release Him.
But◦ they pressed··upon◦ him with loud* voices, asking that He might be crucified; and the voices of them and of the chief··priests prevailed;
and◦ Pilate assented that it should be as they required.
And◦ he released to them him who for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they had asked; but◦ he delivered up Jesus to their will.
And as they led· Him ·away◦, taking· hold ·on one▵ Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out··of◦ the field, they laid· the cross ·on him to bring it after Jesus.
And◦ there followed Him a multitude of many people and of women, who also bewailed and lamented Him.
But◦ Jesus turning to them said◦, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not◦ over Me, but▵ weep over yourselves and over your children.
For behold◦, the days are coming, in which they shall say▵, Happy are the barren, and the wombs◦ which never gave··birth, and the breast which never nursed.
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 moist tree◦, what shall be done in the withered?
And◦ there were also others◦, two malefactors, led◦ with◦ Him to be slain◦.
And when they had come to a place called 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◦ dividing His garments, they cast lots.
And the people stood beholding. And◦ the rulers with them also derided, saying, He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He be the Christ, the chosen of God.
And◦ the soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him vinegar,
and saying, If Thou be the King of the Jews, save Thyself.
And◦ an inscription was also written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: This is the King of the Jews.
And◦ one of the malefactors who were hanging beside Him blasphemed Him, saying, If Thou be the Christ, save Thyself and us.
But◦ the··other◦, answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God, because thou art in the same judgment◦?
And we indeed justly, for◦ we receive the things of which we are worthy for what we have committed, but◦ this Man has committed nothing amiss.
And he said to Jesus, Remember me, Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.
And Jesus said to him, Amen I say to thee, today thou shalt be with Me in paradise.
And◦ it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple◦ was ripped in the midst.
And calling◦ out with a great voice, Jesus said◦, Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit*. And having said◦ these··things, He let··out··the··spirit.
But◦ when the centurion◦ saw◦ what came··to··pass, he glorified God, saying, Truly◦ this was a just Man.
And all the crowds who came··together◦ to that sight▵, beholding the things that were··done◦, striking their chests, returned.
And◦ all His acquaintances, and the women who followed with Him from Galilee, stood afar··off, beholding these things.
And behold◦, there was a man◦ named Joseph, a counselor, being▵ a good◦ and just man◦,
who had not consented to the counsel and deed of them; he was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who also himself was waiting for the kingdom of God.
This man, going to Pilate, asked··for the body of Jesus;
and taking· it ·down, he wrapped· it ·in a cloth, and placed▵ it in a sepulcher that was hewn··in··stone, where no··one had· yet ·been laid.
And that day was the preparation, and a Sabbath began to dawn.
And◦ the women also, who came together with Him from Galilee, followed after and observed the sepulcher, and how His body was laid.
And◦ returning, they prepared spices and ointments. And indeed they were quiet for the Sabbath according to the commandment.