Matthew 27
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Jesus Delivered to Pilate
(Mark 15:1–5)

1And it being morning, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death. 2And having bound Him, took Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate, the governor.

Judas Hangs Himself

3Then Judas, the one having betrayed Him, seeing that He was condemned, being seized with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4saying, I sinned betraying the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to it. 5And throwing down the money in the temple, he departed; and having gone away hung himself. 6And the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, It is not lawful to put them in the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7And taking counsel, they purchased with them the field of the potter, for a burying place for strangers. 8Therefore that field has been called, The field of blood, to this day. 9Then the word having been spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, was fulfilled, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, whom they of the sons of Israel did value; 10and they gave them for the field of the potter, as the Lord appointed me.

Jesus before Pilate
(Luke 23:1–5; John 18:28–40)

11And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying; Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, Thou sayest it. 12And while He is accused by the chief priests and elders, He responded nothing. 13Then Pilate says to Him, Do you not hear, bow many things they witness against you? 14And He responded to him not one word, so that the governor marveled exceedingly.

The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
(Mark 15:6–11; Luke 23:13–25)

15And the governor during the feast was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they wished. 16But they had at that time a noted prisoner called Barabbas. 17Then they being assembled, Pilate said to them, Whom do you wish that I may release unto you? Barabbas? or Jesus who is called Christ? 18For he knew that they delivered Him on account of envy.

19And he sitting on his tribunal, his wife sent to him, saying, Let there be nothing to thee and that just man: for this day I suffered many things in a dream on account of Him. 20And the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21And the governor responding said to them, Which of the two do you wish that I shall release unto you? And they said Barabbas. 22Pilate says to them, Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? They all say to him, Let Him be crucified. 23And the governor said, For what evil hath He done? And they continued to cry out more vociferously, saying, Let Him be crucified.

Pilate Washes His Hands
(Mark 15:12–15)

24And Pilate seeing that he profits nothing, but rather an uproar supervenes, having taken water, washed his hands in the presence of the multitude, saying, For I am free from the blood of this just one: you shall see to it. 25And all the people responding said, His blood be upon us, and upon our children. 26Then he released unto them Barabbas. And having scourged Jesus, delivered Him up that He should be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus
(Mark 15:16–20; Luke 22:63–65; John 19:1–15)

27Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the judgment hall, gathered to Him the whole band. 28And having divested Him, put on Him a scarlet robe: 29and plaiting a crown of thorns put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and bowing the knee to Him, continued to mock Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30And spitting on Him, they took the reed and struck Him on the head repeatedly. 31And when they mocked Him, divesting Him of the robe, they put on Him His own raiment, and led Him away to crucify Him.

The Crucifixion
(Mark 15:21–32; Luke 23:26–43; John 19:16–27)

32And going out they found a Cyrenean man, Simon by name: they compelled him that he should bear His cross.

33Having come to the place called Golgotha, which is called the place of a skull. 34And they gave Him vinegar mingled with gall to drink: and tasting, He was not willing to drink it.

35And crucifying Him, they divided His garments, casting the lot, 36and sitting down, they continued to watch Him there. 37And they placed over His head, His accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38Then two thieves are crucified along with Him, the one on the right and one on the left. 39And going by they continued to blaspheme Him, wagging their heads, 40and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself: if thou art the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41Likewise also the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders, continued to say, 42He saved others; He is not able to save Himself: if He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on Him. 43He trusted in God; let Him now deliver Him, if He wishes Him; for He said, I am the Son of God. 44And the thieves being crucified along with Him were also reproaching Him in the same manner.

The Death of Jesus
(Mark 15:33–41; Luke 23:44–49; John 19:28–30)

45And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47And certain ones of those standing there hearing, said, He is calling Elijah. 48And one of them running and taking a sponge, and filling it with vinegar, and extending it on a reed, gave Him drink. 49And others were saying, Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah comes about to save Him. 50And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, gave up His spirit. 51And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to bottom, and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; 52and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the sleeping saints arose; 53and having come out of the tombs after His resurrection came into the holy city and appeared unto many. 54And the centurion and those watching Jesus with him, seeing the earthquake, and the things which took place, feared exceedingly, saying, Surely this was the Son of God.

55And many women were there looking on from a distance, who followed Jesus from Galilee to minister unto Him, 56among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

The Burial of Jesus
(Mark 15:42–47; Luke 23:50–56; John 19:38–42)

57And it being evening, a rich man came from Arimathea, whose name was Joseph, who himself also was a disciple to Jesus. 58He having come to Pilate, begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be given: 59and Joseph having received the body, wrapped it in clean linen, 60and placed it in a new sepulcher, which he hewed in the rock: and having rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, departed. 61And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting in front of the tomb.

The Guards at the Tomb

62And on the following day, which is after the Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate, saying, 63Lord, we remember that that deceiver, while yet living, said, After three days I will rise. 64Command therefore that the tomb be made safe until the third day, lest His disciples having come, may steal Him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last error shall be worse than the first. 65Pilate said to them, You have a watch: go, make it safe as you know. 66And having gone, they secured the tomb, sealing the stone, with the guard.

The Godbey New Testament (1902)

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