Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate
Then the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to
And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this
fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to pay
taxes to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ, a
Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the
He answered him and said, “It is as you say.”
Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find
no fault in this Man.”
they were the more fierce, saying, “He stirs up the
people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from
Galilee to this place.”
Jesus Faces Herod
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked if the Man were a
And as soon as he knew that He belonged to Herod’s
jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in
Jerusalem at that time.
when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he
had desired for a long time to see Him, because
he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see
some miracle done by Him.
9 Then he
questioned Him with many words, but He answered him
And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently
accused Him. 11
Then Herod, with his men of war, treated Him with
contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a
gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.
very day Pilate and Herod became friends with each
other, for previously they had been at enmity with each
Taking the Place of Barabbas
Then Pilate, when he had called together the chief
priests, the rulers, and the people,
to them, “You have brought this Man to me, as one who
misleads the people. And indeed, having examined Him
in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man
concerning those things of which you accuse Him;
neither did Herod, for I sent you back to him; and
indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him.
16 I will
therefore chastise Him and release Him”
it was necessary for him to release one to them at the
they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this
Man, and release to us Barabbas”—
had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made
in the city, and for murder.
Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again
called out to them.
they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”
he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He
done? I have found no reason for death in Him. I will
therefore chastise Him and let Him go.”
they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He
be crucified. And the voices of these men and of the
chief priests prevailed.
Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they
And he released to them
the one they requested, who for rebellion and murder had
been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their
The King on a Cross
26 Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a
certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the
country, and on him they laid the cross that he might
bear it after Jesus.
27 And a
great multitude of the people followed Him, and women
who also mourned and lamented Him.
Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem,
do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your
For indeed the days are coming in which they will say,
‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore,
and breasts which never nursed!’
they will begin ‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on
us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”’
31 For if
they do these things in the green wood, what will be
done in the dry?”
were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put
to death. 33
And when they had come to the place called Calvary,
there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the
right hand and the other on the left.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know
what they do.”
And they divided His garments and cast lots.
the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with
them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save
Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”
soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him sour
and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save
38 And an
inscription also was written over Him in letters of
Greek, Latin, and Hebrew:
THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him,
saying, “If You are the Christ,
save Yourself and us.”
the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not
even fear God, seeing you are under the same
41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due
reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing
Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come
into Your kingdom.”
Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you
will be with Me in Paradise.”
Jesus Dies on
Now it was
about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all
the earth until the ninth hour.
the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was
torn in two. 46
And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said,
“Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’”
Having said this, He breathed His last.
when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified
God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”
the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing
what had been done, beat their breasts and returned.
all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him
from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these
Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb
Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a
council member, a good and just man.
51 He had
not consented to their decision and deed. He was
from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also
waiting for the kingdom of God.
man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a
tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one
had ever lain before.
day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.
the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed
after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was
Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant
oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the