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Jesus Before the Sanhedrin(A)
57 Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas(B) the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. 58 But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest.(C) He entered and sat down with the guards(D) to see the outcome.
59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin(E) were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses(F) came forward.
62 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” 63 But Jesus remained silent.(I)
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes(Q) and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. 66 What do you think?”
“He is worthy of death,”(R) they answered.
Peter Disowns Jesus(U)
69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said.
70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.
71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”
72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”
73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”
74 Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!”
Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”(V) And he went outside and wept bitterly.
Judas Hangs Himself
27 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.(W) 2 So they bound him, led him away and handed him over(X) to Pilate the governor.(Y)
3 When Judas, who had betrayed him,(Z) saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver(AA) to the chief priests and the elders. 4 “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”
“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”(AB)
6 The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood(AE) to this day. 9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:(AF) “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, 10 and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”[b](AG)
Jesus Before Pilate(AH)
11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”(AI)
“You have said so,” Jesus replied.
12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.(AJ) 13 Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?”(AK) 14 But Jesus made no reply,(AL) not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.
15 Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner(AM) chosen by the crowd. 16 At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus[c] Barabbas. 17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?”(AN) 18 For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat,(AO) his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent(AP) man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream(AQ) because of him.”
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.(AR)
21 “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor.
“Barabbas,” they answered.
22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?”(AS) Pilate asked.
They all answered, “Crucify him!”
23 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar(AT) was starting, he took water and washed his hands(AU) in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,”(AV) he said. “It is your responsibility!”(AW)
25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”(AX)
26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged,(AY) and handed him over to be crucified.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus(AZ)
27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium(BA) and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,(BB) 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.(BC) 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.(BD) 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.(BE)
The Crucifixion of Jesus(BF)
32 As they were going out,(BG) they met a man from Cyrene,(BH) named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.(BI) 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).(BJ) 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall;(BK) but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.(BL) 36 And sitting down, they kept watch(BM) over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.
38 Two rebels were crucified with him,(BN) one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads(BO) 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,(BP) save yourself!(BQ) Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”(BR) 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel!(BS) Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe(BT) in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him(BU) now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
The Death of Jesus(BV)
45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness(BW) came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[d] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[e](BX)
47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”
48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar,(BY) put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 49 The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”
50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.(BZ)
51 At that moment the curtain of the temple(CA) was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split(CB) 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and[f] went into the holy city(CC) and appeared to many people.
55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.(CF) 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph,[g] and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.(CG)
The Burial of Jesus(CH)
57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb(CI) that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
- Matthew 26:64 See Psalm 110:1; Daniel 7:13.
- Matthew 27:10 See Zech. 11:12,13; Jer. 19:1-13; 32:6-9.
- Matthew 27:16 Many manuscripts do not have Jesus; also in verse 17.
- Matthew 27:46 Some manuscripts Eloi, Eloi
- Matthew 27:46 Psalm 22:1
- Matthew 27:53 Or tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they
- Matthew 27:56 Greek Joses, a variant of Joseph
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53 They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together. 54 Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest.(C) There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire.(D)
55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin(E) were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. 56 Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree.
57 Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him: 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with human hands and in three days will build another,(F) not made with hands.’” 59 Yet even then their testimony did not agree.
60 Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” 61 But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.(G)
Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”(H)
62 “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”(I)
63 The high priest tore his clothes.(J) “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. 64 “You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?”
Peter Disowns Jesus(M)
“You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,”(P) she said.
69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.” 70 Again he denied it.(R)
After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”(S)
71 He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”(T)
72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time.[b] Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice[c] you will disown me three times.”(U) And he broke down and wept.
Jesus Before Pilate(V)
15 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law(W) and the whole Sanhedrin,(X) made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.(Y)
2 “Are you the king of the Jews?”(Z) asked Pilate.
“You have said so,” Jesus replied.
3 The chief priests accused him of many things. 4 So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.”
5 But Jesus still made no reply,(AA) and Pilate was amazed.
6 Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”(AB) asked Pilate, 10 knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas(AC) instead.
12 “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them.
13 “Crucify him!” they shouted.
14 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged,(AD) and handed him over to be crucified.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus(AE)
16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace(AF) (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. 18 And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!”(AG) 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out(AH) to crucify him.
The Crucifixion of Jesus(AI)
21 A certain man from Cyrene,(AJ) Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus,(AK) was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.(AL) 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh,(AM) but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots(AN) to see what each would get.
25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.(AO)
27 They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left.  [d] 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads(AP) and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,(AQ) 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!” 31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him(AR) among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! 32 Let this Messiah,(AS) this king of Israel,(AT) come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
The Death of Jesus(AU)
33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.(AV) 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[e](AW)
35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”
36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar,(AX) put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.
37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.(AY)
38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.(AZ) 39 And when the centurion,(BA) who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,[f] he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”(BB)
40 Some women were watching from a distance.(BC) Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph,[g] and Salome.(BD) 41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.(BE)
The Burial of Jesus(BF)
42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath).(BG) So as evening approached, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council,(BH) who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God,(BI) went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. 45 When he learned from the centurion(BJ) that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. 46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.(BK)
- Mark 14:68 Some early manuscripts entryway and the rooster crowed
- Mark 14:72 Some early manuscripts do not have the second time.
- Mark 14:72 Some early manuscripts do not have twice.
- Mark 15:28 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Luke 22:37.
- Mark 15:34 Psalm 22:1
- Mark 15:39 Some manuscripts saw that he died with such a cry
- Mark 15:40 Greek Joses, a variant of Joseph; also in verse 47
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Peter Disowns Jesus(A)
54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest.(B) Peter followed at a distance.(C) 55 And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. 56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”
57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.
58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”
“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.
59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”(D)
60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord(E) turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.”(F) 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.
The Guards Mock Jesus(G)
63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. 64 They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” 65 And they said many other insulting things to him.(H)
66 At daybreak the council(L) of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together,(M) and Jesus was led before them. 67 “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.”
70 They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?”(P)
He replied, “You say that I am.”(Q)
71 Then they said, “Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.”
23 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.(R) 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation.(S) He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar(T) and claims to be Messiah, a king.”(U)
3 So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
“You have said so,” Jesus replied.
4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.”(V)
5 But they insisted, “He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee(W) and has come all the way here.”
8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him.(Z) From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.(AA) 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him. 11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe,(AB) they sent him back to Pilate. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends(AC)—before this they had been enemies.
13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.(AD) 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. 16 Therefore, I will punish him(AE) and then release him.”  [a]
18 But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!”(AF) 19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)
20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. 21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
22 For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.”(AG)
23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
The Crucifixion of Jesus(AH)
26 As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene,(AI) who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.(AJ) 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed(AK) for him. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.(AL) 29 For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’(AM) 30 Then
31 For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”(AO)
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.(AP) 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father,(AQ) forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[c](AR) And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.(AS)
38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.(AY)
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”(AZ)
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”(BA)
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”(BC)
The Death of Jesus(BD)
44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,(BE) 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple(BF) was torn in two.(BG) 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice,(BH) “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[e](BI) When he had said this, he breathed his last.(BJ)
47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God(BK) and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts(BL) and went away. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee,(BM) stood at a distance,(BN) watching these things.
The Burial of Jesus(BO)
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God.(BP) 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
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12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials(A) arrested Jesus. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,(B) the high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people.(C)
Peter’s First Denial(D)
15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest,(E) he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard,(F) 16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.
17 “You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter.
He replied, “I am not.”(G)
The High Priest Questions Jesus(J)
19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues(K) or at the temple,(L) where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.(M) 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.”
Peter’s Second and Third Denials(R)
25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself.(S) So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”
He denied it, saying, “I am not.”(T)
26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off,(U) challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?”(V) 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.(W)
Jesus Before Pilate(X)
28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor.(Y) By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace,(Z) because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.(AA) 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?”
30 “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.”
31 Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.”
“But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 32 This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.(AB)
34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”
35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”
37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.(AJ) 39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?”
40 They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.(AK)
Jesus Sentenced to Be Crucified(AL)
19 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.(AM) 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!”(AN) And they slapped him in the face.(AO)
4 Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out(AP) to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.”(AQ) 5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe,(AR) Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”