15 And straightway early when they had made a council the High-priest with the Elders and Scribes and all the High-council binding Jesus led him away and delivered him up unto Pilate.
2 And Pilate questioned him—Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answering him saith—Thou sayest.
3 And the High-priests began to accuse him of many things.
4 And Pilate again was questioning him, [saying]—Answerest thou nothing? See! of how many things they are accusing thee!
5 But Jesus no further answered anything, so that Pilate began to marvel.
6 Now at feast time he was wont to release unto them one prisoner, whom they were claiming.
7 And there was the so-called Barabbas, with the rebels bound even with them who in the rebellion had committed murder.
8 And going up the multitude began to be claiming—according as he was wont to do for them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying—Will ye I release unto you the King of the Jews?
10 For he was getting to know that for envy had [the High-priests] delivered him up.
11 But the High-priests stirred up the multitude that rather Barabbas he should release unto them.
12 But Pilate again answering was saying unto them—What then shall I do with him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13 And they again cried out—Crucify him!
14 But Pilate was saying unto them—Why! what evil hath he done? And they vehemently cried out—Crucify him!
15 And Pilate being minded to do what would satisfy the multitude released unto them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus having scourged him that he should be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him away inside the court, which is a judgment-hall,—and called together the whole band;
17 and they array him in purple, and set upon him when they have plaited it a crown of thorns,—
18 and began to be saluting him—Joy to thee! King of the Jews!
19 and were striking him on the head with a reed, and were spitting at him,—and bowing their knees were doing him homage.
20 And when they had mocked him they put off him the purple, and put on him his own garments. And they lead him forth that they may crucify him.
21 And they impress a certain passer-by, Simon a Cyrenian, coming from a field, the father of Alexander and Rufus,—that he may carry his cross.
22 And they bring him unto the Golgotha place, which is being translated Skull-place.
23 And they would have given him myrrhed wine,—who however received it not.
24 And they crucify him, and part asunder his garments casting a lot upon them—who should have anything.
25 And it was the third hour and they crucified him.
26 And the inscription of his accusation had been inscribed—THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27 And with him they crucify two robbers, one on his right hand and one on his left.
29 And the passers-by were reviling him, shaking their heads and saying—Aha! thou who wast pulling down the shrine, and building one in three days!
30 Save thyself,—coming down from the cross.
31 Likewise the High-priests also mocking one to another with the Scribes were saying—Others he saved, Himself he cannot save!
32 The Christ, the King of Israel—Let him come down now from the cross, That we may see and believe. And they who had been crucified with him were casting it in his teeth.
33 And when it was the sixth hour darkness came on all the land—until the ninth hour;
34 and at the ninth hour Jesus uttered a cry with a loud voice—Eloi! Eloi! lama sabachthanei? which is being translated—My God! [My God!] to what end didst thou forsake me?
35 And some of the by-standers having heard were saying—See! Elijah he calleth!
36 And one running filled a sponge with vinegar, and putting it about a reed was giving him to drink, saying—Stay! let us see whether Elijah is coming, to take him down!
37 But Jesus sending out a loud voice ceased to breathe.
38 And the veil of the Temple was rent into two from top to bottom.
39 Now the centurion, who was standing near out over against him, seeing that thus he ceased to breathe, said—Truly this man was God’s son!
40 And there were women also from afar looking on,—among whom were both Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of James the Little and Joses and Salome;
41 who when he was in Galilee used to follow him and minister unto him,—and many other women who had come up with him unto Jerusalem.
42 And evening already having begun, since it was a preparation, that is the eve of a Sabbath
43 Joseph of Arimathaea, a noble counsellor who also himself was awaiting the kingdom of God, came; and venturing went in unto Pilate, and claimed the body of Jesus.
44 But Pilate wondered whether already he was dead; and calling near the centurion questioned him—whether he had already died.
45 And getting to know from the centurion he presented the corpse unto Joseph.
46 And buying a fine Indian cloth he took him down and wrapped him about with the cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock,—and rolled near a stone upon the door of the tomb.
47 Now Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were viewing how he had been laid.