1 So then Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged. 2 And the soldiers made a crown out of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple coat on Him, 3 and kept marching up to Him and saying, "All hail, you king of the Jews!" each one slapping Him on the face.
4 And Pilate went outside again and said to the Jews, "Listen! I am going to bring Him out to you, for you to see that I can find no ground for a charge against Him."
5 So Jesus came outside still wearing the crown of thorns and the purple coat. Then Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!"
6 When the high priests and attendants saw Him, they shouted, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I can find no ground for a charge against Him."
7 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and in accordance with that law He deserves to die, for claiming to be God's Son."
8 As soon as Pilate heard that, he was more awe-stricken than before 9 and went back into the governor's palace and asked Jesus, "Where do you come from?" But Jesus made no answer. 10 Then Pilate said to Him, "Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have it in my power to set you free or to crucify you?"
11 Jesus answered him, "You would have no power at all over me, if it had not been given to you from above. So the man who betrayed me to you is more guilty than you."
12 Because of this Pilate kept on trying to set Him free, but the Jews shouted, "If you set Him free, you are no friend to the emperor. Anyone who claims to be a king is uttering treason against the emperor!"
13 On hearing this Pilate had Jesus brought out and had Him sit on the judge's bench at the place called the Stone Platform, or in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 It was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and it was about noon. Then Pilate said to the Jews, "There is your king!"
15 But they shouted, "Kill Him! Kill Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Must I crucify your king?" The high priests answered, "We have no king but the emperor!"
16 So Pilate then turned Him over to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus, 17 and He went out carrying the cross by Himself to a spot called The Place of the Skull, or in Hebrew, Golgotha. 18 There they crucified Him, with two others, one on each side, and Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate had a placard written and had it put over the cross: "JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS."
20 Many of the Jews read this placard, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. 21 So the high priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "You must not write, 'The king of the Jews,' but write, 'He said, I am the king of the Jews.'"
22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written!"
23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took His clothes and divided them into four parts, one for each soldier, except the coat, which was without a seam, woven in one piece from top to bottom, 24 So they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but let us draw for it to see who gets it." This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, "They divided my clothes among them, and for my clothing they cast lots." Now this was what the soldiers did.
25 Near Jesus' cross were standing His mother and her sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. 26 So Jesus, on seeing His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, "There is your son." 27 Then He said to His disciple, "There is your mother." And from that very hour His disciple took her to his own home.
28 After this, as Jesus knew that everything was now finished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, "I am thirsty." 29 A bowl full of sour wine was sitting there. So they put a sponge soaked in sour wine on a stick and put it to His lips.
30 As soon as Jesus took the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" Then He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
31 As it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath, for that Sabbath was a very important one, the Jews requested Pilate to have their legs broken and their bodies taken down. 32 So the soldiers went and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus, as they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs, 34 but one of the soldiers thrust a lance into His side and blood and water at once flowed out. 35 The man who saw it has testified to it -- and his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth -- in order that you too may come to believe it. 36 For this took place that this Scripture might be fulfilled, "Not a bone of His will be broken." 37 And again another Scripture says, "They shall look at Him whom they pierced."
38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked permission of Pilate to remove the body of Jesus, and Pilate granted it. So he went and removed His body. 39 Now Nicodemus also, who had formerly come to Jesus at night, went and took a mixture of myrrh and aloes that weighed about one hundred pounds. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in bandages with the spices, in accordance with the Jewish custom of preparing a body for burial. 41 There was a garden at the place where Jesus had been crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So, because it was the Jewish Preparation day and because the tomb was near by, they laid Him there.