Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And their whole gathering arose and brought him to Pilate. 2And they began slandering him and they were saying, "We found this one seducing our people and he forbids giving head tax to Caesar, and he has said about himself that he is The King Messiah." 3Then Pilate asked him and he said to him, "You are The King of the Judeans?" He said to him, "You have said." 4And Pilate said to the Chief Priests and to the crowd, "I find no fault concerning this man." 5But they were shouting and saying, "He has stirred up our people and he taught in all Judea and began from Galilee even unto here."
6But when Pilate heard the name of Galilee, he asked if the man were a Galilean.
7And when he knew that he was under the authority of Herodus, he sent him to the presence of Herodus, because he was in Jerusalem in those days.
8Now when Herodus saw Yeshua, he was very glad, for he had wanted to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things about him and he had hoped to see some sign from him. 9And he was asking him of many matters but Yeshua* gave him no answer. 10But the Chief Priests and the Scribes were standing and were vehemently accusing him. 11But Herodus and his servants mocked him, and when he had insulted him, he clothed him with a purple robe and he sent him to Pilate. 12And on that day, Pilate and Herodus became friends with each other, because there had been hostility between them before that.
13Then Pilate called the Chief Priests and the Rulers of the people, 14And he said to them, "You brought me this man as subverting your people, and behold I have examined him in your sight, and I find no fault in this man in anything of which you are accusing him; 15Neither has Herodus, for I sent him to him*, and nothing worthy of death has been committed by him. 16Therefore I shall discipline him and release him." 17For it was a custom to release them one prisoner at the feast.
18But the entire mob shouted, and they were saying, "Take this one away and release us Barabba", 19Who, because of a sedition and murder that had occurred in that city, had been cast into prison. 20Pilate spoke with them again as he wanted to release Yeshua. 21They were shouting and saying, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" 22The third time, he said to them, "What evil has this one done? I have not found any fault in him that deserves death. I shall chastise him, therefore, and I shall release him." 23But they were urging him in a loud voice and demanding that they would crucify him, and their voice prevailed, and that of the Chief Priests.* 24And Pilate commanded that their demand should be performed. 25And he released to them him who had been cast into prison for sedition and murder, whom they had demanded, but he delivered Yeshua to their pleasure.
26And as they brought him, they seized Shimeon a Cyrenian who came from a village and they laid upon him the cross to carry after Yeshua.
27And a multitude of people came after him and those women who were lamenting and howling over him. 28And Yeshua turned to them, and he said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For the days are coming in which they shall say, 'Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne, and the breasts that did not nurse.' 30And they shall begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us', and to the hills, 'Cover us.' 31For if they are doing these things with green wood, what will happen with the dried?"
32And there were two others coming with him, evildoers to be killed.*
33And when they came to a certain place called Qarqpatha, they crucified him there and those evildoers, one at his right, and one at his left. 34But Yeshua was saying, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."* And they divided his garments, and they cast lots for them. 35But the people were standing and watching and the leaders were mocking him and they were saying, "He gave life to others; let him save himself if he is The Messiah, The Chosen One of God." 36And the soldiers were also scoffing at him as they came near to him and they were offering him vinegar. 37And they were saying to him, "If you are The King of the Judeans, save yourself."* 38And there was an inscription that was written over him in Greek and in Latin and in Aramaic*: "This is The King of the Judeans."
39But one of those evildoers who were crucified with him was blaspheming him and he said, "If you are The Messiah, save yourself and save us also." 40And his companion rebuked him and he said to him, "Are you not even afraid of God? For you also are in condemnation with him. 41And we justly so, because we are worthy, for we are repaid according to what we have done, but nothing evil has been done by this one." 42And he said to Yeshua, "My Lord*, remember me when you come into your Kingdom." 43But Yeshua said to him, "Amen, I say to you that today you shall be with me in Paradise."
44But it was about the sixth hour and there was darkness upon all the earth until the ninth hour. 45And the sun grew dark, and the curtain of The Temple was ripped apart from its middle. 46And Yeshua called out in a loud voice and he said, "My Father, into your hands I lay down my spirit." He said this and he expired. 47When the Centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God and he said, "Truly this man was The Righteous One." 48And all the crowds which had gathered for this spectacle, when they saw what had happened, returned while smiting on their chests. 49And all the acquaintances of Yeshua and those women who had come with him from Galilee were standing afar off and they were beholding these things.
50A certain man whose name was Yoseph, a Sanhedrin member from Ramtha, a city of Judea*, was a good man and just. 51This one had not consented to their decision and to their action, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of God.* 52This man came to Pilate, and he asked for the body of Yeshua. 53And he took it down and wrapped it in a winding sheet of linen, and he placed it in a cut out tomb in which no one had yet been placed. 54The day was Friday and the Sabbath was beginning. 55But these women who came with him from Galilee were approaching and they saw the tomb and how his body had been laid. 56And they returned, and prepared sweet spices and ointment, and on the Sabbath they rested according to that which had been commanded.