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1. When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.
3. Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4. saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!"
6. But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood."
9. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced,
11. Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" So Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."
15. Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished.*
17. Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"
19. While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him."
20. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
21. The governor answered and said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!"
22. Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!"
23. Then the governor said, "Why, what evil has He done?" But they cried out all the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!"
24. When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it."
26. Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
27. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him.
29. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
31. And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.
32. Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross.
34. they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.
35. Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."
37. And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
40. and saying, "You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."
42. He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
43. He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
48. Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
51. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,
53. and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
54. So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
55. And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar,
56. among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
57. Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
58. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him.
60. and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.
62. On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate,
63. saying, "Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise.'
64. Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead.' So the last deception will be worse than the first."