Matthew 27

1Christ is delivered bound to Pilate. 3Judas hangeth himself. 11Christ's silence before Pilate. 15Pilate's custom at the feast, and proposal to the people: 19his wife's message: 20being urged by the multitude, he washeth his hands in his own justification, and releasing Barabbas delivereth Jesus to be crucified. 27Christ is mocked of the soldiers, crowned with thorns, 33crucified between two thieves, 39reviled, 45and calling upon God expireth. 51The astonishing events which attended his death: the centurion's confession. 57Joseph of Arimathaea beggeth his body, and burieth it. 62His sepulchre is sealed, and a watch set over it.

1 When the morning was come, 1all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

2 And when they had bound him, 1they led him away, and 2delivered him to 3Pontius Pilate the governor.

31Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4 Saying, I have sinned 1in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, 2What is that to us? see thou to that.

5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, 1and departed, and went and hanged himself.

6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the 1treasury, because it is the price of blood.

7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

8 Wherefore that field was called, 1The field of blood, unto this day.

9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 1And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom athey of the children of Israel did value;

10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

11 1And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

12 1And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

13 Then said Pilate unto him, 1Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

15 1Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.

16 1And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, 1Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or 2Jesus which is called Christ?

18 For he knew 1that for envy they had delivered him.

191When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

20 1But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? 1They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, 1Let him be crucified.

24 ¶ When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, 1he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of 2this just person: see ye to it.

25 Then answered all the people, and said, 1His blood be on us, and on our children.

26 ¶ Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had 1scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the acommon hall, and 1gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

28 And they stripped him, and put on him 1a scarlet robe.

29 ¶ And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and 1mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30 1And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

31 1And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 1And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

33 1And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,

341They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

35 1And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

36 And sitting down they watched him there;

37 And set up over his head his accusation written, 1THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 1Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

391And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

40 And saying, 1Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. 2If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 Likewise also the chief priests 1mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. 1If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

43 1He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, 2I am the Son of God.

44 1The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

45 Now 1from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour 1Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, 1This man calleth for Elias.

48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, 1and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

49 1The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

501Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

51 1And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; 2and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

52 1And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

53 And 1came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

54 1Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they 2feared greatly, saying, 3Truly this was the Son of God.

55 1And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

56 Among which was 1Mary Magdalene, and 2Mary the mother of James and Joses, and 3the mother of Zebedee's children.

57 1When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, 2who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then 1Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

60 And laid it in 1his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and 1the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

62 ¶ Now the next day, that followed the 1day of the preparation, 2the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

63 Saying, Sir, we remember that 1that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, 2After three days I will rise again.

64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and 1steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have 1a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and 1setting a watch.