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JESUS FACES PILATE

23 Thenh their whole assembly rose up and brought him before Pilate. They began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation, opposing payment of taxesi to Caesar, and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king.”

So Pilate asked him,j “Are you the king of the Jews?”k

He answered him, “You say so.”B

Pilate then told the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no groundsl for charging this man.”

But they kept insisting, “He stirs up the people,m teaching throughout all Judea, from Galileen where he started even to here.”

JESUS FACES HEROD ANTIPAS

When Pilateo heard this,C he asked if the man was a Galilean. Finding that he was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod,p who was also in Jerusalem during those days. Herod was very glad to see Jesus; for a long time he had wanted to see him because he had heard about him and was hoping to see some miracleD performed by him. So he kept asking him questions, but Jesus did not answer him.q 10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 11 Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated him with contempt, mockedr him, dressed him in bright clothing,s and sent him back to Pilate. 12 That very day Herod and Pilate became friends.E,t Previously, they had been enemies.

JESUS OR BARABBAS

13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people,u 14 and said to them, “You have brought me this man as one who misleads the people.v But in fact, after examining him in your presence, I have found no groundsw to charge this man with those things you accuse him of. 15 Neither has Herod, because he sent him back to us. Clearly, he has done nothing to deserve death. 16 Therefore, I will have him whippedF,x and then release him.”*

18 Theny they all cried out together, “Take this man away!z Release Barabbas to us!” 19 (He had been thrown into prison for a rebellion that had taken place in the city, and for murder.)

20 Wanting to release Jesus,aa Pilate addressed them again, 21 but they kept shouting, “Crucify! Crucify him!”

22 A third time he said to them, “Why? What has this man done wrong?ab I have found in him no groundsac for the death penalty. Therefore, I will have him whipped and then release him.”

23 But they kept up the pressure, demanding with loud voices that he be crucified, and their voicesH won out. 24 Soad Pilate decided to grant their demandae 25 and released the one they were asking for, who had been thrown into prison for rebellion and murder. But he handed Jesus over to their will.af

THE WAY TO THE CROSS

26 Asag they led him away, they seized Simon, a Cyrenian,ah who was coming in from the country, and laid the crossai on him to carry behind Jesus. 27 A large crowd of people followed him, including women who were mourning and lamenting him.aj 28 But turning to them, Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem,ak do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and your children. 29 Look, the days are comingal when they will say, ‘Blessed are the women without children, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed!’am 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us!’I,an 31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”ao

CRUCIFIED BETWEEN TWO CRIMINALS

32 Two others—criminalsap—were also led away to be executed with him. 33 Whenaq they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. 34 Then Jesus said, “Father,a forgiveb them, because they do not know what they are doing.”A,c And they divided his clothes and cast lots.d

35 Thee people stood watching, and even the leaders were scoffing:f “He saved others; let him save himself if this is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One!”g 36 The soldiers also mocked him. They came offering him sour wineh 37 and said, “If you are the King of the Jews,i save yourself!”

38 An inscription was above him:B This Is the King of the Jews.

39 Thenj one of the criminals hanging there began to yell insults atC him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

40 But the other answered, rebuking him: “Don’t you even fear God,k since you are undergoing the same punishment? 41 We are punished justly, because we’re getting back what we deserve for the things we did, but this man has done nothing wrong.”l 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember meD,m when you come into your kingdom.”n

43 And he said to him, Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”o

THE DEATH OF JESUS

44 Itp was now about noon,E and darkness came over the whole landF until three,G 45 because the sun’s light failed.H The curtainq of the sanctuary was split down the middle. 46 And Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.I,r Saying this, he breathed his last.

47 When the centurion saw what happened, he began to glorifys God, saying, “This man really was righteous!”J 48 All the crowds that had gathered for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, went home, striking their chests.t 49 Butu all who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance,v watching these things.

THE BURIAL OF JESUS

50 Therew was a good and righteous man named Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin, 51 who had not agreed with their planx and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.y 52 He approached Pilate and asked for Jesus’s body. 53 Taking it down, he wrapped it in fine linen and placed it in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever been placed.K,z 54 It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.L 55 The womenaa who had come with him from Galilee followed along and observed the tomb and how his body was placed. 56 Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes.ab And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.ac

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