Jesus is brought bound and accused before Pilate: his silence before the governor. Pilate, prevailed upon by the clamours of the people, releaseth Barabbas, and giveth up Jesus to be crucified. Christ is mocked of the soldiers, crowned with thorns, and led to the place of crucifixion: he is crucified between two thieves, reviled, and calling upon God expireth. The veil of the temple rent. The centurion's confession. Joseph of Arimathaea beggeth the body, and burieth it.
1 AND astraightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
2 bAnd Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
3 cAnd the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
4 dAnd Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.
5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
6 eNow at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
7 fAnd there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, gWill ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him hfor envy.
11 iBut the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the jKing of the Jews?
13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
14 Then Pilate said unto them, kWhy, what evil hath he done? lAnd they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15 ¶mAnd so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had *scourged him, to be crucified.
16 nAnd the soldiers led him away into othe hall, called pPraetorium; and they call together the whole band.
17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
19 qAnd they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and rbowing their knees worshipped him.
20 And swhen they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and tled him out to crucify him.
21 uAnd they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22 And they bring him vunto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
23 And they gave him to drink wwine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
24 And when they had crucified him, xthey parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
25 And it was the ythird hour, and they crucified him.
26 zAnd the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27 aAnd with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
28 And the bscripture was fulfilled, which saith, cAnd he was numbered with the transgressors.
29 dAnd they that passed by *railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, ethat we may see and believe. fAnd they that were crucified with him reviled him.
33 And gwhen the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, hEloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, iBehold, he calleth Elias.
36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of jvinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
37 And kJesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the *ghost.
38 lAnd the *veil of the temple was rent in *twain from the top to the bottom.
39 ¶mAnd when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the *ghost, he said, nTruly this man was the Son of God.
40 oThere were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and pSalome;
41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
42 ¶qAnd now when the even was come, because it was rthe preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
43 Joseph sof Arimathaea, an honourable tcounsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
44 uAnd Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
46 wAnd he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and xlaid him in a sepulchre which was *hewn out of a rock, and yrolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.