The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1And immediately, in the morning, the chief priests had a council meeting with the elders and scribes and all the council. Having bound יהושע, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate.
2And Pilate asked Him, “Are You the Sovereign of the Yehuḏim?” And He answering, said to him, “You say it.”
3And the chief priests accused Him of much, but He made no answer.
4And Pilate again asked Him, saying, “Have You no answer? See how much they witness against You!”
5But יהושע still gave no answer, so that Pilate marvelled.
6And at a festival he released to them one prisoner, whomever they were asking.
7And there was one called Barabba, chained with his fellow rebels, who had committed murder in the uprising.
8And the crowd, crying aloud, began to ask, as he had always done for them.
9But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you wish me to release for you the Sovereign of the Yehuḏim?”
10For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.
11And the chief priests stirred up the crowd, that he should rather release Barabba to them.
12And Pilate answered and again said to them, “What then do you wish me to do to Him whom you call the Sovereign of the Yehuḏim?”
13And again they cried out, “Impale Him!”
14And Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has He done?” And they vehemently cried out, “Impale Him!”
15And Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabba to them, and having whipped Him, he delivered יהושע over to be impaled.
16And the soldiers led Him away into the court, which is the palace, and they called together the entire company of soldiers,
17and decked Him with purple. And they plaited a crown of thorns, put it on Him,
18and they began to call out to Him, “Greetings, Sovereign of the Yehuḏim!”
19And they kept beating Him on the head with a reed and were spitting on Him. And bending the knee, they were bowing down to Him.
20And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, and put His own garments on Him, and led Him out to impale Him.
21And they compelled a passer-by, Shim‛on, a Cyrenian, coming from a field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His stake.
22And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
23And they were giving Him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
24And when they impaled Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them, what each one should take.
25And it was the third hour, and they impaled Him.
26And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE SOVEREIGN OF THE YEHUḎIM.
27And with Him they impaled two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.
28And the Scripture was filled which says, “And He was reckoned with the lawless.”
29And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Ah! You who destroy the Dwelling Place and build it in three days,
30save Yourself, and come down from the stake!”
31And likewise the chief priests and the scribes, mocking to one another said, “He saved others, He is unable to save Himself.
32“The Messiah? The Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl? Come down now from the stake, so that we see and believe.” And those who were impaled with Him were reproaching Him.
33And when the sixth hour came, darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour.
35And some of those standing by, when they heard it, said, “See, He is calling for Ěliyahu!”
36And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Leave Him, let us see if Ěliyahu does come to take Him down.”
37And יהושע cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.
38And the veil of the Dwelling Place was torn in two from top to bottom.
39And when the captain, who was standing opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of Elohim!”
40And there were also women watching from a distance, among whom was also Miryam from Mag̅dala, and Miryam the mother of Ya‛aqoḇ the Less and of Yosĕph, and Shelomah,
41who also followed Him and attended Him when He was in Galil, and many other women who came up with Him to Yerushalayim.
42And when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43Yosĕph of Ramathayim, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the reign of Elohim, came, boldly went in to Pilate and asked for the body of יהושע.
44But Pilate wondered whether He was already dead, so summoning the captain, he asked him if He was already dead.
45And when he learned this from the captain, he gave the body to Yosĕph.
46And he, having bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
47And Miryam from Mag̅dala, and Miryam the mother of Yosĕph, saw where He was laid.