1And morning having come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to put him to death;
2and having bound him, they did lead away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
3Then Judas--he who delivered him up--having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying,
4`I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, `What--to us? thou shalt see!'
5and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.
6And the chief priests having taken the silverlings, said, `It is not lawful to put them to the treasury, seeing it is the price of blood;'
7and having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter, for the burial of strangers;
8therefore was that field called, `Field of blood,' unto this day.
9Then was fulfilled that spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, `And I took the thirty silverlings, the price of him who hath been priced, whom they of the sons of Israel did price,
10and gave them for the field of the potter, as the Lord did appoint to me.'
11And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor did question him, saying, `Art thou the king of the Jews!' And Jesus said to him, `Thou sayest.'
12And in his being accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not answer any thing,
13then saith Pilate to him, `Dost thou not hear how many things they witness against thee?'
14And he did not answer him, not even to one word, so that the governor did wonder greatly.
15And at the feast the governor had been accustomed to release one to the multitude, a prisoner, whom they willed,
16and they had then a noted prisoner, called Barabbas,
17they therefore having been gathered together, Pilate said to them, `Whom will ye I shall release to you? Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?'
18for he had known that because of envy they had delivered him up.
19And as he is sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent unto him, saying, `Nothing--to thee and to that righteous one, for many things did I suffer to-day in a dream because of him.'
20And the chief priests and the elders did persuade the multitudes that they might ask for themselves Barabbas, and might destroy Jesus;
21and the governor answering said to them, `Which of the two will ye [that] I shall release to you?' And they said, `Barabbas.'
22Pilate saith to them, `What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?' They all say to him, `Let be crucified!'
23And the governor said, `Why, what evil did he?' and they were crying out the more, saying, `Let be crucified.'
24And Pilate having seen that it profiteth nothing, but rather a tumult is made, having taken water, he did wash the hands before the multitude, saying, `I am innocent from the blood of this righteous one; ye--ye shall see;'
25and all the people answering said, `His blood [is] upon us, and upon our children!'
26Then did he release to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered [him] up that he may be crucified;
27then the soldiers of the governor having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, did gather to him all the band;
28and having unclothed him, they put around him a crimson cloak,
29and having plaited him a crown out of thorns they put [it] on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and having kneeled before him, they were mocking him, saying, `Hail, the king of the Jews.'
30And having spit on him, they took the reed, and were smiting on his head;
31and when they had mocked him, they took off from him the cloak, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify [him].
32And coming forth, they found a man, a Cyrenian, by name Simon: him they impressed that he might bear his cross;
33and having come to a place called Golgotha, that is called Place of a Skull,
34they gave him to drink vinegar mixed with gall, and having tasted, he would not drink.
35And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting a lot, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the prophet, `They divided my garments to themselves, and over my vesture they cast a lot;'
36and sitting down, they were watching him there,
37and they put up over his head, his accusation written, `This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.'
38Then crucified with him are two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left,
39and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging their heads,
40and saying, `Thou that art throwing down the sanctuary, and in three days building [it], save thyself; if Son thou art of God, come down from the cross.'
41And in like manner also the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders, said,
42`Others he saved; himself he is not able to save! If he be King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him;
43he hath trusted on God, let Him now deliver him, if He wish him, because he said-- Son of God I am;'
44with the same also the robbers, who were crucified with him, were reproaching him.
45And from the sixth hour darkness came over all the land unto the ninth hour,
46and about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a great voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, `My God, my God, why didst Thou forsake me?'
47And certain of those standing there having heard, said--`Elijah he doth call;'
48and immediately, one of them having run, and having taken a spunge, having filled [it] with vinegar, and having put [it] on a reed, was giving him to drink,
49but the rest said, `Let alone, let us see if Elijah doth come--about to save him.'
50And Jesus having again cried with a great voice, yielded the spirit;
51and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,
52and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose,
53and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
54And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were exceedingly afraid, saying, `Truly this was God's Son.'
55And there were there many women beholding from afar, who did follow Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,
56among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57And evening having come, there came a rich man, from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was discipled to Jesus,
58he having gone near to Pilate, asked for himself the body of Jesus; then Pilate commanded the body to be given back.
59And having taken the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,
60and laid it in his new tomb, that he hewed in the rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, he went away;
61and there were there Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over-against the sepulchre.
62And on the morrow that is after the preparation, were gathered together the chief priests, and the Pharisees, unto Pilate,
63saying, `Sir, we have remembered that that deceiver said while yet living, After three days I do rise;
64command, then, the sepulchre to be made secure till the third day, lest his disciples, having come by night, may steal him away, and may say to the people, He rose from the dead, and the last deceit shall be worse than the first.'
65And Pilate said to them, `Ye have a watch, go away, make secure--as ye have known;'
66and they, having gone, did make the sepulchre secure, having sealed the stone, together with the watch.