1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged. 2 And the soldiers twisted some thorns into a crown and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe, 3 marching up to him and shouting, "Hail, king of the Jews!" ??and striking him.
4 Again Pilate went out and said to them, "Look, I am bringing him out to you. Understand, I cannot find anything wrong about him."
5 So out came Jesus, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe; and Pilate said, "Here the man is!"
6 Now when the high priests and their attendants saw him, they yelled, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said, "Take him and crucify him yourselves! I find nothing wrong about him."
7 The Jews retorted, "But we have a Law, and by [our] Law he is bound to die, because he has made himself out to be God's Son."
8 Now when Pilate heard that, he was still more afraid; 9 he went inside the praetorium again and asked Jesus, "Where do you come from?" Jesus made no reply. 10 Then Pilate said, "You will not speak to me? Do you not know it is in my power to release you or to crucify you?"
11 Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me, unless it had been granted you from above. So you are less guilty than he who betrayed me to you."
12 This made Pilate anxious to release him, but the Jews yelled, "If you release him, you are no friend of Caesar's! Anyone who makes himself a king is against Caesar!"
13 On hearing this, Pilate brought Jesus out and seated him on the tribunal at a spot called the 'mosaic pavement' ??the Hebrew name is Gabbatha 14 (it was the day of Preparation for the passover, about noon). "There is your king!" he said to the Jews.
15 Then they yelled, "Off with him! Off with him! Crucify him!" "Crucify your king?" said Pilate. The high priests retorted, "We have no king but Caesar!"
16 Then Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, 17 and he went away, carrying the cross by himself, to the spot called the 'place of the skull' ??the Hebrew name is Golgotha; 18 there they crucified him, along with two others, one on each side and Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate had written an inscription to be put on the cross; what he wrote was, JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20 Now many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus had been crucified was close to the city; besides, the inscription was in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. 21 So the Jewish high priests said to Pilate, "Do not write, THE KING OF THE JEWS; write, HE SAID I AM THE KING OF THE JEWS."
22 Pilate replied, "What I have written, I have written."
23 Now when the soldiers crucified Jesus they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, one for each soldier. But as the tunic was seamless, woven right down in a single piece, 24 they said to themselves, "Don't let us tear it. Let us draw lots to see who gets it" (that the scripture might be fulfilled, they distributed my clothes among them, and drew lots for my raiment). This was what the soldiers did.
25 Now beside the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. 26 So when Jesus saw his mother and his favourite disciple standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, there is your son!" 27 Then he said to the disciple, "And, there is your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his home.
28 After that, as Jesus knew that everything was now finished and fulfilled, he said (to fulfil the scripture), "I am thirsty." 29 A jug full of vinegar was lying there; so they put a sponge full of vinegar on a spear and held it to his lips.
30 And when Jesus took the vinegar, he said, "It is finished," bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.
31 Now, as it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies remaining on the cross during the sabbath (for that sabbath-day was a great day), the Jews asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies removed. 32 So the soldiers went and broke the legs of the first man and of the other man who had been crucified along with him; 33 but when they came to Jesus and saw he was dead already, they did not break his legs; 34 only, one of the soldiers pricked his side with a lance, and out came blood and water in a moment. 35 He who saw it has borne witness (his witness is true; God knows he is telling the truth), that you may believe. 36 For this took place that the scripture might be fulfilled, Not a bone of him will be broken. 37 And another scripture also says, They shall look on him whom they have impaled.
38 After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, a disciple of Jesus but a secret disciple ??for fear of the Jews ??asked Pilate for permission to remove the body of Jesus. And Pilate allowed him. So he went and removed the body, 39 accompanied by Nicodemus (he who had first come to Jesus by night) who brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds of it; 40 they took and wrapped up the body of Jesus in the spices and in bandages, according to the Jewish custom of burial. 41 Now at the spot where he had been crucified there was an orchard, and in the orchard a new tomb where no one had yet been laid; 42 so they put Jesus there, since it was the Jewish day of Preparation, seeing that the tomb was close by.