26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having (A)scourged[a] Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

27 (B)Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the (C)governor's headquarters,[b] and they gathered the whole (D)battalion[c] before him. 28 And they stripped him and put (E)a scarlet robe on him, 29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they (F)mocked him, saying, “Hail, (G)King of the Jews!” 30 And (H)they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and (I)led him away to crucify him.

The Crucifixion

32 (J)(K)As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to (L)carry his cross. 33 (M)And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34 (N)they offered him wine to drink, mixed with (O)gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, (P)they divided his garments among them by casting lots. 36 Then they sat down and (Q)kept watch over him there. 37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, (R)the King of the Jews.” 38 Then two (S)robbers were crucified with him, (T)one on the right and one on the left. 39 And (U)those who passed by (V)derided him, (W)wagging their heads 40 and saying, (X)“You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! (Y)If you are (Z)the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, 42 (AA)“He saved others; (AB)he cannot save himself. (AC)He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 (AD)He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 (AE)And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.

The Death of Jesus

45 Now from the sixth hour[d] there was darkness over all the land[e] until the ninth hour.[f] 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus (AF)cried out with a loud voice, saying, (AG)“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” 48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with (AH)sour wine, and put it on a reed and (AI)gave it to him to drink. 49 But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” 50 And Jesus (AJ)cried out again with a loud voice and (AK)yielded up his spirit.

51 And behold, (AL)the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And (AM)the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of (AN)the saints (AO)who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into (AP)the holy city and appeared to many. 54 (AQ)When the centurion and those who were with him, (AR)keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, (AS)“Truly this was the Son[g] of God!”

55 There were also (AT)many women there, looking on (AU)from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, (AV)ministering to him, 56 among whom were (AW)Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and (AX)the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Jesus Is Buried

57 (AY)When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60 and (AZ)laid it in his own new tomb, (BA)which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled (BB)a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and (BC)the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.

The Guard at the Tomb

62 The next day, that is, after the day of (BD)Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, “Sir, we remember how (BE)that impostor said, while he was still alive, (BF)‘After three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, (BG)lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have (BH)a guard[h] of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by (BI)sealing the stone and setting a guard.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:26 A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal
  2. Matthew 27:27 Greek the praetorium
  3. Matthew 27:27 Greek cohort; a tenth of a Roman legion, usually about 600 men
  4. Matthew 27:45 That is, noon
  5. Matthew 27:45 Or earth
  6. Matthew 27:45 That is, 3 p.m.
  7. Matthew 27:54 Or a son
  8. Matthew 27:65 Or Take a guard

Jesus Is Mocked

16 (A)And the soldiers led him away inside (B)the palace (that is, (C)the governor's headquarters),[a] and they called together the whole (D)battalion.[b] 17 And they clothed him in (E)a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, (F)“Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 And they were striking his head with a reed and (G)spitting on him and (H)kneeling down in homage to him. 20 And when they had (I)mocked him, they stripped him of (J)the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they (K)led him out to crucify him.

The Crucifixion

21 (L)And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. 22 (M)And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). 23 And they offered him wine mixed with (N)myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him and (O)divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. 25 And (P)it was the third hour[c] when they crucified him. 26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, (Q)“The King of the Jews.” 27 And with him they crucified two (R)robbers, (S)one on his right and one on his left.[d] 29 And (T)those who passed by derided him, (U)wagging their heads and saying, (V)“Aha! (W)You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!” 31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, (X)“He saved others; (Y)he cannot save himself. 32 Let (Z)the Christ, (AA)the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may (AB)see and believe.” (AC)Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.

The Death of Jesus

33 And when the sixth hour[e] had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.[f] 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus (AD)cried with a loud voice, (AE)“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with (AF)sour wine, put it on a reed (AG)and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37 And Jesus (AH)uttered a loud cry and (AI)breathed his last. 38 And (AJ)the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39 (AK)And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he[g] breathed his last, he said, (AL)“Truly this man was the Son[h] of God!”

40 There were also (AM)women looking on (AN)from a distance, among whom were (AO)Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and (AP)Salome. 41 When he was in Galilee, they followed him and (AQ)ministered to him, and there were also many other women who (AR)came up with him to Jerusalem.

Jesus Is Buried

42 (AS)And when evening had come, since it was (AT)the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, (AU)a respected member of the council, who (AV)was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died.[i] And summoning (AW)the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. 45 And when he learned from (AX)the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. 46 And Joseph[j] bought (AY)a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and (AZ)laid him in a tomb (BA)that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled (BB)a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 (BC)Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

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  1. Mark 15:16 Greek the praetorium
  2. Mark 15:16 Greek cohort; a tenth of a Roman legion, usually about 600 men
  3. Mark 15:25 That is, 9 a.m.
  4. Mark 15:27 Some manuscripts insert verse 28: And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “He was numbered with the transgressors”
  5. Mark 15:33 That is, noon
  6. Mark 15:33 That is, 3 p.m.
  7. Mark 15:39 Some manuscripts insert cried out and
  8. Mark 15:39 Or a son
  9. Mark 15:44 Or Pilate wondered whether he had already died
  10. Mark 15:46 Greek he

25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison (A)for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, (B)but he delivered Jesus over to their will.

The Crucifixion

26 (C)And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were (D)mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, (E)the days are coming when they will say, (F)‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 (G)Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For (H)if they do these things when (I)the wood is green, what will happen (J)when it is dry?”

32 (K)Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 (L)And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, (M)one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, (N)forgive them, (O)for they know not what they do.”[a] And they cast lots (P)to divide his garments. 35 And (Q)the people stood by, watching, (R)but (S)the rulers (T)scoffed at him, saying, (U)“He saved others; (V)let him save himself, (W)if he is (X)the Christ of God, (Y)his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and (Z)offering him sour wine 37 and saying, (AA)“If you are (AB)the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 (AC)There was also an inscription over him,[b] “This is (AD)the King of the Jews.”

39 (AE)One of the criminals who were hanged (AF)railed at him,[c] saying, “Are you not (AG)the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me (AH)when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in (AI)paradise.”

The Death of Jesus

44 (AJ)It was now about the sixth hour,[d] and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,[e] 45 while the sun's light failed. And (AK)the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, (AL)calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, (AM)into your hands I (AN)commit my spirit!” And having said this (AO)he breathed his last. 47 Now (AP)when the centurion saw what had taken place, (AQ)he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home (AR)beating their breasts. 49 And all (AS)his acquaintances and (AT)the women who had followed him from Galilee (AU)stood at a distance watching these things.

Jesus Is Buried

50 (AV)Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he (AW)was looking for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and (AX)laid him in a tomb cut in stone, (AY)where no one had ever yet been laid. 54 It was the day of (AZ)Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.[f] 55 (BA)The women (BB)who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 56 Then they returned and (BC)prepared spices and ointments.

On the Sabbath they rested (BD)according to the commandment.

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  1. Luke 23:34 Some manuscripts omit the sentence And Jesus… what they do
  2. Luke 23:38 Some manuscripts add in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew
  3. Luke 23:39 Or blasphemed him
  4. Luke 23:44 That is, noon
  5. Luke 23:44 That is, 3 p.m.
  6. Luke 23:54 Greek was dawning

16 (A)So he (B)delivered him over to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus, 17 and (C)he went out, (D)bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 (E)There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 Pilate (F)also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, for (G)the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate answered, (H)“What I have written I have written.”

23 (I)When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic.[a] But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, 24 so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” (J)This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,

(K)“They divided my garments among them,
    and for my clothing they cast lots.”

So the soldiers did these things, 25 (L)but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and (M)the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, (N)“Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to (O)his own home.

The Death of Jesus

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now (P)finished, said ((Q)to fulfill the Scripture), (R)“I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, (S)so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, (T)“It is finished,” and he bowed his head and (U)gave up his spirit.

Jesus' Side Is Pierced

31 Since it was (V)the day of Preparation, and (W)so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was (X)a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other (Y)who had been crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out (Z)blood and water. 35 (AA)He who saw it has borne witness—(AB)his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—(AC)that you also may believe. 36 (AD)For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: (AE)“Not one of his bones (AF)will be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, (AG)“They will look on him whom they have pierced.”

Jesus Is Buried

38 (AH)After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly (AI)for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. 39 (AJ)Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus[b] by night, came (AK)bringing a mixture of (AL)myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds[c] in weight. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and (AM)bound it in (AN)linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a (AO)garden, and (AP)in the garden a new tomb (AQ)in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So because of the Jewish (AR)day of Preparation, (AS)since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

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Footnotes

  1. John 19:23 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
  2. John 19:39 Greek him
  3. John 19:39 Greek one hundred litras; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 grams

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