15 1And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders
and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and
carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
2And Pilate asked him,
Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering saith unto him, Thou sayest.
3And the chief priests accused him of many things.
4And Pilate again
asked him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they accuse
5But Jesus no more answered anything; insomuch that Pilate
6Now at the feast he used to release unto them one prisoner,
whom they asked of him.
7And there was one called Barabbas, lying
bound with them that had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had
8And the multitude went up and began to ask him to
do as he was wont to do unto them.
9And Pilate answered them, saying,
Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
10For he perceived
that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.
11But the chief
priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release Barabbas unto
12And Pilate again answered and said unto them, What then shall I
do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13And they cried out
again, Crucify him.
14And Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he
done? But they cried out exceedingly, Crucify him.
15And Pilate, wishing
to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus,
when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
16And the soldiers led him
away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they call together the
17And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of
thorns, they put it on him;
18and they began to salute him, Hail, King of
19And they smote his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and
bowing their knees worshipped him.
20And when they had mocked him, they
took off from him the purple, and put on him his garments. And they lead him
out to crucify him.
21And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene,
coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with
them, that he might bear his cross.
22And they bring him unto the
place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
they offered him wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
they crucify him, and part his garments among them, casting lots upon them,
what each should take.
25And it was the third hour, and they crucified
26And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE
KING OF THE JEWS.
27And with him they crucify two robbers; one on his
right hand, and one on his left.
28And the scripture was fulfilled,
which saith, And he was reckoned with transgressors.
29And they that
passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ha! Thou that
destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
30save thyself, and
come down from the cross.
31In like manner also the chief priests mocking
him among themselves with the scribes said, He saved others; himself
he cannot save.
32Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from
the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him
33And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness
over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34And at the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being
interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
35And some of
them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elijah.
36And one ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed,
and gave him to drink, saying, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to
take him down.
37And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.
39And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so
gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
there were also women beholding from afar: among whom were both Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
41who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and
many other women that came up with him unto Jerusalem.
42And when even
was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the
43there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable
estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly
went in unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he
asked him whether he had been any while dead.
45And when he learned it of
the centurion, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
46And he bought a linen
cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a
tomb which had been hewn out of a rock; and he rolled a stone against the
door of the tomb.
47And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of
Joses beheld where he was laid.