Matthew 27:22–28:6

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, q“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 3tumult was rising, he rtook water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this 4just Person. You see to it.”

25 And all the people answered and said, s“His blood be on us and on our children.”

Jesus is Scourged

Mark 15:15–17; Luke 23:24, 25; John 19:16

26 Then he released Barabbas to them; and when the had 5scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.

27 uThen the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the 6Praetorium and gathered the whole 7garrison around Him. 28 And they vstripped Him and wput a scarlet robe on Him.

Jesus is Lead to Golgotha

Mark 15:18–22; Luke 23:26–33; John 19:17

29 xWhen they had 8twisted 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!” 30 Then ythey spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, zand led Him away to be crucified.

32 aNow as they came out, bthey found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross. 33 cAnd when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull, 34 dthey gave Him 9sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.

Jesus is Crucified

Mark 15:23–32; Luke 23:33–43; John 19:18–24

35 eThen they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, 1that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:

f“They divided My garments among them,

And for My clothing they cast lots.”

36 gSitting down, they kept watch over Him there. 37 And they hput up over His head the accusation written against Him:


38 iThen two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.

39 And jthose who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, k“You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! lIf You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the 2scribes and elders, said, 42 “He msaved others; Himself He cannot save. 3If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe 4Him. 43 nHe trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”

44 oEven the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.

Jesus Dies

Mark 15:33–37; Luke 23:44–46; John 19:28–30

45 pNow from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 And about the ninth hour qJesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, rMy God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” 48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, sfilled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.

49 The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”

50 And Jesus tcried out again with a loud voice, and uyielded up His spirit.

Signs Accompanying Jesus’ Death

Mark 15:38–41; Luke 23:45, 47–49

51 Then, behold, vthe veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

54 wSo when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, x“Truly this was the Son of God!”

55 And many women ywho followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, 56 zamong whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and 5Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

Jesus is Buried

Mark 15:42–47; Luke 23:50–55; John 19:38–42

57 Now awhen 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. 59 When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and blaid 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. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting 6opposite the tomb.

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, cAfter three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come 7by 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.”

65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure, dsealing the stone and setting the guard.

The Empty Tomb

Mark 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–11

28 Now aafter the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene band the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for can angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone 1from the door, and sat on it. dHis countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like edead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, fas He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

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