Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Then Pilate scourged Yeshua. 2And the soldiers wound a crown from thorns and they placed it on his head and clothed him with a purple robe. 3And they were saying, "Hail to you, King of the Judeans", and they were hitting him on his cheeks. 4And Pilate went outside again and he said to them, "Behold, I bring him forth to you outside that you may know that I find no occasion for complaint in him, not even one cause." 5And Yeshua went forth outside with the crown of thorns upon him and the purple robe, and Pilate said to them, "Behold, here is the man." 6But when the Chief Priests and the guards saw him, they cried out and they were saying, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him and crucify him, for I do not find any fault in him." 7The Judeans were saying to him, "We have a law and according to that in our Written Law he is condemned to death because he made himself the Son of God."
8But when Pilate heard this statement he was even more afraid. 9And he entered the Praetorium again and he said to Yeshua, "Where are you from?" But Yeshua gave him no answer. 10Pilate said to him, "Are you not speaking with me? Do you not know that I have power to release you and I have power to crucify you?" 11Yeshua said to him, "You have no power at all over me unless it has been given to you from above; therefore, whoever has delivered me to you has greater sin than yours." 12Because of this Pilate wanted to release him, but the Judeans were crying out, "If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend, for everyone who makes himself King is an adversary of Caesar."
13But when Pilate heard this statement he brought Yeshua outside and sat down on the judgment seat and the place that was called R'tsiftha d'Kaypha, but in Hebrew* it is called Gpiptha. 14And it was the eve of the Passover, and it was about the sixth hour, and he said to the Judeans, "Behold, here is your King!" 15But they were crying out, "Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him! Crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The Chief Priests were saying, "We have no King but Caesar!"
16Then he delivered him to them that they would crucify him, and they led Yeshua and brought him out.
17Then he took up his cross to the place called Qaraqpatha, but in Hebrew * it is called Gagultha, 18Where they crucified him and two others with him, one on one side and one on the other side, and Yeshua in the center. 19And Pilate wrote a title and placed it on his cross, but it was written thus: "This is Yeshua the Nazarene, The King of the Judeans." 20And many of the Judeans read this tablet, because the place in which Yeshua was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic and in Greek and in Latin. 21And the Chief Priests said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'He is The King of the Judeans', but, "He said, 'I am The King of the Judeans.'" 22Pilate said, "What I have written, I have written."
23But the soldiers, when they had crucified Yeshua, took his garments, and they made four parts, a part to each of the soldiers; but his tunic was without a seam: it was woven entirely from the top. 24And they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but let us cast lots for it, who will be allowed to have it." And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "They divided my garment among them and for my clothing they cast lots." The soldiers therefore did these things. 25But his mother and the sister of his mother, and Mary, who was of Cleopa, and Maryam Magdalitha, were standing at the cross of Yeshua. 26But Yeshua saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing and he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." 27He said to that disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour that disciple received her to himself.
28After these things Yeshua knew that everything had been finished, and that the scripture may be fulfilled, he said, "I thirst." 29And a vessel had been set full of vinegar, but they filled a sponge from the vinegar and placed it on hyssop and they put it near to his mouth. 30When he took the vinegar, Yeshua said, "Behold, it is finished." And he bowed his head and gave up his Spirit.
31But the Judeans, because it was evening, they were saying, "These bodies will not pass the night on their crosses, because the Sabbath day is approaching", for it was a great Sabbath day. And they sought from Pilate to break the legs of those who had been crucified, and they would be taken away. 32And the soldiers came and they broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with him. 33When they came to Yeshua, they saw that he had died already and they did not break his legs. 34But one of the soldiers struck him on his side with his spear, and at once blood and water issued forth. 35And he who saw testified and his testimony is true and he knows that he spoke the truth so that you also may believe. 36For these things happened that the scripture should be fulfilled that says, "Not a bone of him will be broken", 37And another scripture again, that says, "They shall gaze at him whom they pierced through."
38After these things, Yoseph, who was from Ramtha, sought from Pilate because he was a disciple of Yeshua, (and it was secretly from fear of the Judeans), that he might take the body of Yeshua; and Pilate gave him permission and he came and took away the body of Yeshua. 39And Nicodemus also came, who had come before to Yeshua by night, and he brought with him spices of myrrh and of aloes about one hundred pounds. 40And they took away the body of Yeshua and wrapped it in linen and in sweet spices, just as the custom of the Judeans is for burying. 41And there was in that place where Yeshua had been crucified a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which a man had not yet been laid. 42And they laid Yeshua there because the Sabbath was approaching and because the tomb was nearby.