1 AND all the multitude arose and led him to Pilate. 2 And they accused him, saying, We have found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to pay tribute to Caesar, saying that he is an anointed king.
3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the king of the Jews? And he answered and said to him, As you say.
4 And Pilate said to the chief priests, and the multitudes, I find no fault with this man.
5 And they were more violent, saying, He excites the people, teaching in all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place.
6 And Pilate hearing of Galilee asked if the man was a Galilean. 7 And learning that he was of the province of Herod, he sent him to Herod, who was himself also at Jerusalem in those days. 8 And when Herod saw Jesus he was much pleased; for he had wished for a long time to see him, because he had heard about him, and he hoped to see some miracle performed by him. 9 And he questioned him with many words; but he answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood up, violently accusing him. 11 And Herod, with his soldiers, treated him with contempt, and mocked him, and put on him a splendid garment, and sent him back to Pilate. 12 And Pilate and Herod became friends to each other on that day; for they had before been enemies to each other.
13 And Pilate having called the chief priests, and rulers, and the people, 14 said to them, You have brought me this man as one that perverts the people; and behold, having had an examination before you, I have found in this man no cause for the charges which you bring against him, 15 but neither has Herod, for I sent you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by him; 16 having chastised him therefore, I will release him. 17 (Added verse not retained in Sawyer)
18 And the whole multitude cried out, saying, Take away this man, and release to us Barabbas; 19 who had been cast into prison for a certain sedition made in the city, and a murder.
20 Pilate therefore addressed them again, wishing to release Jesus; 21 but they replied, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
22 And he said to them a third time, [Why], for what evil has this man done? I have found no cause of death in him; having chastised him therefore, I will release him.
23 And they beset him with loud cries, demanding that he should be crucified; and their cries, and those of the chief priests, prevailed; 24 and Pilate answered, that their demand should be granted. 25 And he released him that was cast into prison for sedition and murder, whom they desired, and delivered up Jesus to their will.
26 AND when they led him away, they took Simon, a certain Cyrenian, coming from the country, and put on him the cross to bear after Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women; and they bewailed and lamented him. 28 And turning to them, Jesus said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For behold, days come in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and those who have not borne children, and the breasts which have not nursed them! 30 Then shall they say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us; 31 for if they do these things with the green tree, what shall be done with the dry?
32 And two other criminals were led out to be put to death with him. 33 And when they arrived at the place called Cranium, there they crucified him, and the criminals; one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 34 And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And distributing his garments they cast lots [for them].
35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also scoffed, saying, He saved others; if this is the Christ, the elect of God, let him save himself. 36 And the soldiers also mocked him, and came and presented him vinegar, 37 and said, If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.
38 And there was an inscription over him; THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 And one of the criminals crucified, reviled him, [saying], Are you not the Christ? save yourself and us.
40 But the other answered and rebuked him, and said, Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence? 41 and we indeed justly, for we receive the desert of our doings; but this man has done nothing amiss. 42 And he said, Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom.
43 And he said to him, I tell you truly, to-day you shall be with me in paradise.
44 And it was now about the sixth hour [noon]; and there was a darkness over all the land till the ninth hour [3 P.M.]. 45 And the sun was obscured; and the vail in the midst of the temple was rent in two. 46 And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit; and having said this, he expired.
47 And the centurion seeing what was done, glorified God, saying, Truly this was a righteous man. 48 And all the multitudes who had come together to this spectacle, beholding what was done, returned beating their breasts. 49 And all his friends stood at a distance, and the women who had followed him from Galilee, seeing these things.
50 And behold, a man by the name of Joseph, a counsellor, a good and righteous man, 51 this man had not consented to their design and doing, [he was] from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, and he expected the kingdom of God. 52 This man coming to Pilate asked for the body of Jesus; 53 and taking it down, he wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb cut out of a rock, in which no man had yet been laid. 54 And the day was the preparation; the sabbath was dawning. 55 AND women following him who had come up with him from Galilee saw the tomb, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned and prepared spices and ointments, and rested on the sabbath, according to the commandment.