1. And straightway 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. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he
answering said unto them, Thou sayest it.
3. And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered
4. And 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. Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever
7. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that
had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the
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, Will ye that I release unto you
the King of the Jews? 10. For he knew that the chief priests had
delivered him for envy.
11. But 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 King of the Jews? 13. And
they cried out again, Crucify him.
14. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And
they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15. And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas
unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be
16. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium;
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. And they smote him on the head with a reed, and
did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
20. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him,
and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
21. And 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 unto the place Golgotha, which is, being
interpreted, The place of a skull.
23. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he
received it not.
24. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments,
casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
25. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26. And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE
KING OF THE JEWS.
27. And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right
hand, and the other on his left.
28. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was
numbered with the transgressors.
29. And 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, that
we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled
33. And when 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,
Eloi, 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, Behold, he calleth Elias.
36. And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, 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 Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the
39. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that
he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was
the Son of God.
40. There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and
Salome; 41. (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and
ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto
42. And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation,
that is, the day before the sabbath, 43. Joseph of Arimathaea, an
honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came,
and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
44. And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto
him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
45. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to
46. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in
the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock,
and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
47. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he