1 AND when it was morning all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to kill him. 2 And having bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate, the procurator.
3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting, returned the thirty shekels of silver [$16.80] to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, I have sinned, betraying innocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? see you to it.
5 And throwing down the silver in the temple he departed; and having gone away strangled himself.
6 And the chief priests taking the silver said, It is not lawful to put it into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7 And taking counsel, they bought with it the potter's field for a burying place for strangers. 8 For this reason, the field is called a field of blood to this day. 9 Then was fulfilled the word spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying; And they took the thirty shekels of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom [men] from the sons of Israel set a price upon, 10 and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me.
11 And Jesus stood before the procurator; and the procurator asked him, saying, Are you the king of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, As you say. 12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders he answered nothing.
13 Then Pilate said to him, Do you not hear how many things they testify against you? 14 And he answered him not a word; so that the procurator wondered greatly.
15 And at the feast the procurator was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they chose; 16 and he then had a noted prisoner called Barabbas. 17 When, therefore, they were assembled together, Pilate said to them, Which do you wish me to release to you? Barabbas? or Jesus, called Christ? 18 For he knew that they had delivered him up from envy.
19 And as he sat on the tribunal his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered much to-day on his account, from a dream.
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the people to ask for Barabbas, and to destroy Jesus. 21 And the procurator answered and said to them, Which of the two do you wish me to release to you? And they said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate said to them, What then shall I do to Jesus, called Christ? They all said, Let him be crucified.
23 But he said, [No]; for what evil has he done? And they cried more vehemently, saying, Let him be crucified.
24 And Pilate seeing that he accomplished nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this man; see you to it.
25 And all the people answered and said, His blood be upon us and upon our children. 26 Then he released Barabbas to them, and having scourged Jesus delivered him up to be crucified.
27 THEN the soldiers of the procurator taking Jesus to the Praetorium assembled about him the whole cohort, 28 and stripped him, and put on him a crimson cloak, 29 and making a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they knelt before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spit on him, and took the reed and beat him on his head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they took the cloak off from him, and put on him his own clothes, and led him away to crucify him.
32 And going out, they found a Cyrenian by the name of Simon, whom they compelled to bear his cross. 33 And coming to a place called Golgotha, which is called A place of a cranium, 34 they gave him vinegar to drink mixed with gall; and when he had tasted of it he would not drink. 35 And having crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots, 36 and sat down and watched him there. 37 And they put over his head his accusation, written; THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 39 And those who went by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, 40 and saying, You that destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself. If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 And the chief priests in like manner also mocked him, with the scribes and elders, and said, 42 He saved others, himself he cannot save. If he is the king of Israel let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe on him; 43 he trusted in God; let him deliver him if he wishes for him; for he said, I am a Son of God. 44 The robbers also that were crucified with him did the same, and reproached him.
45 And from the sixth hour there was darkness on all the land till the ninth hour; 46 and at about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 And some of those standing there hearing him, said, He calls for Elijah.
48 And one of them ran immediately to him, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and putting it on a reed gave it to him to drink. 49 But the rest said, Let him alone; let us see if Elijah will come and save him.
50 And Jesus crying again with a loud voice, gave up the spirit. 51 And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in two, from top to bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks rent, 52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of saints that slept arose, 53 and going out of the tombs, after his resurrection entered into the holy city, and appeared to many.
54 And the centurion and those with him watching Jesus, seeing the earthquake, and the [other] events which occurred, were greatly afraid, and said, Certainly, this was a Son of God.
55 And there were many women there, beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, to wait upon him; 56 among whom were Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57 And when it was evening a rich man came from Arimathea, by the name of Joseph, who himself also was a disciple of Jesus; 58 this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to be given him; 59 and Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in clean linen, 60 and placed it in a new tomb of his which he had excavated in a rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb he went away; 61 and Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite to the tomb.
62 AND on the next day, which is after the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees were assembled together to Pilate, 63 and said, Sir, we remember that this deceiver said when he was yet alive, After three days I will rise. 64 Command, therefore, the tomb to be made safe till the third day, lest his disciples should come and steal him, and say to the people, He is raised from the dead, and the last error be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said to them, You have a guard; go and make it as safe as you can. 66 And they went and made the tomb safe with a guard, having sealed the stone.