27 Now when morning came all the High-priests and Elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to put him to death:
2 and binding him they led him away, and delivered him up unto Pilate the governor.
3 Then Judas who had delivered him up seeing that he was condemned being smitten with remorse returned the thirty pieces of silver unto the High-priests and Elders,
4 saying—I have sinned in delivering up righteous blood. But they said—What is that to us? thou shalt see to it for thyself.
5 And throwing the pieces of silver into the Temple he withdrew, and going away hanged himself.
6 But the High-priests taking the pieces of silver said—It is not allowed to cast them into the treasury; since a price of blood they are.
7 And taking counsel they bought with them the field of the potter, as a burial-place for strangers.
8 Wherefore that field hath been called Field of Blood until this day.
9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver As the value of him whom they had valued, Whom they had valued of Israel’s sons,—
10 And gave them for the field of the potter, As the Lord directed me.
11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor questioned him, saying—Thou art the king of the Jews? And Jesus said—Thou sayest.
12 And while he was being accused by the High-priests and Elders he answered nothing.
13 Then Pilate saith unto him—Hearest thou not how many things against thee they are bearing witness?
14 And he answered him no not so much as a single word, so that the governor was marvelling exceedingly.
15 But feast by feast the governor had been wont to release one unto the multitude, a prisoner whom they were desiring.
16 Now they had at that time a distinguished prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 They therefore having come together Pilate said to them—Whom will ye I should release unto you? Barabbas? Or Jesus who is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.
19 And as he was sitting upon the judgment seat his wife sent unto him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man, for many things have I suffered this day by dream because of him.
20 But the High-priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes, that they should claim Barabbas, but Jesus should destroy.
21 Now the governor answering said unto them—Which of the two desire ye I should release unto you? And they said—Barabbas!
22 Pilate saith unto them—What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say—Let him be crucified!
23 But he said—Indeed! what evil hath he done? But they vehemently were crying aloud, saying—Let him be crucified!
24 And Pilate seeing that nothing it availed but rather a tumult was arising taking water washed his hands of it before the multitude, saying—Innocent am I of the blood of this man,—Ye shall see to it for yourselves.
25 And all the people answering said—His blood be upon us and upon our children!
26 Then released he unto them Barabbas, but scourging Jesus delivered him up, that he might be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus aside into the judgment-hall gathered unto him all the band;
28 and unclothing him a scarlet scarf put they about him,—
29 and plaiting a crown out of thorns they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand,—and kneeling before him began to mock him, saying—Joy to thee, King of the Jews!
30 And spitting upon him they took the reed, and began striking upon his head.
31 And, when they had mocked him they put off him the scarf and put on him his garments, and led him away unto the crucifying.
32 And as they were going forth they found a man of Cyrene, by name Simon,—the same they impressed to bear his cross.
33 And coming into a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Skull-place
34 they gave him to drink wine with gall mingled, and tasting he would not drink.
35 And having crucified him they parted among themselves his garments, casting a lot;
36 and being seated were watching him there.
37 And they put up over his head his accusation, written—THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then are crucified with him two robbers,—one on the right hand, and one on the left.
39 And they who were passing by were reviling him, shaking their heads
40 and saying—The man that taketh down the shrine and in three days buildeth it! Save thyself! If thou art God’s Son come down from the cross.
41 Likewise the High-priests [also] mocking, with the Scribes and Elders were saying: Others he saved,—Himself he cannot save:
42 Israel’s King he is! Let him come down now from the cross,—And we will believe on him!
43 He hath put confidence upon God Let him rescue him now if he desireth him; For he said, I am God’s Son.
44 And the same thing the robbers also who were crucified with him were casting in his teeth.
45 Now from the sixth hour darkness came upon all the land—until the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus uttered a cry with a loud voice, saying—Eloi! Eloi! lema sabachthanei? that is, My God! my God! to what end hast thou forsaken me?
47 Now certain of them who were there standing, when they heard began to say—This man calleth Elijah.
48 And straightway one from among them running and taking a sponge and filling it with vinegar and putting it on a reed was giving him to drink;
49 but the rest said—Stay! let us see whether Elijah is coming and will save him. [[But another taking a spear pierced his side, and there came forth water and blood.]]
50 And Jesus again crying out with a loud voice dismissed the spirit.
51 And lo! the veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom into two; and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent;
52 and the tombs were opened and many bodies of the holy ones who had fallen asleep arose,—
53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his arising entered into the holy city, and plainly appeared unto many.
54 Now the centurion and those with him watching Jesus seeing the earthquake and the things coming to pass were violently affrighted, saying—Truly God’s Son was he!
55 Now there were there many women from afar beholding who indeed had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering unto him;
56 among whom was Mary the Magdalene, also Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57 And when evening arrived there came a rich man from Arimathaea whose name was Joseph, who also himself had been discipled unto Jesus.
58 The same going unto Pilate claimed the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to be given up.
59 And Joseph taking the body wrapped it up in a clean Indian-cloth,
60 and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn in the rock, and rolling near a large stone unto the door of the tomb departed.
61 Now there were there Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
62 And on the morrow, which is after the preparation the High-priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate,
63 saying—Sir! we have been put in mind that that deceiver said, while yet living,—After three days will I arise.
64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day,—lest once the disciples should come and steal him and say unto the people, He hath arisen from the dead! and the last deception shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate saith unto them—Ye have a guard: Go your way, secure it for yourselves, as ye know how.
66 And they went and secured for themselves the sepulchre, sealing the stone, with the guard.