THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
12. Judged by Pilate
4 Saying, I have sinned in betraying ainnocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? You see to that yourself!
5 And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and he went away and ahanged himself.
7 And after taking counsel, they bought with it the potter's field as a burial place for strangers.
8 Therefore that field has been called the aField of Blood to this day.
9 At that time what was spoken through 1Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, a"And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that had been priced, whom they of the sons of Israel had priced,
10 And they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.''
13 Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not hear how many things they testify aagainst You?
15 aNow at the feasts the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wanted.
16 And they had at that time a notorious prisoner named Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, 1Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?
18 For he knew that it was because of envy that they had delivered Him up.
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to aask for Barabbas and to destroy Jesus.
21 And the governor answered and said to them, Which of the two do you want me to release to you? And they said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate said to them, What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said, Let Him be crucified!
23 But he said, Why, awhat evil has He done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let Him be crucified!
24 And Pilate, seeing that nothing was gained but rather that an auproar was taking place, took water and 1bwashed his hands before the crowd, saying, 2I am innocent of this 3cman's blood. You see to it yourselves.
25 And all the people answered and said, His ablood be upon us and upon our children!
13. Mocked by the Heathen Soldiers
28 And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe around Him,
30 And they aspat on Him and took the reed and beat Him on the head.
31 And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe and put His garments on Him, and 1led Him away to crucify Him.
a. Killed and Mocked by Men
33 And when they had come to a place called 1Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,
36 And they sat down and aguarded Him there.
37 aAnd they set in writing over His head the charge against Him: This Is Jesus, The King Of The Jews.
39 And those who were passing by blasphemed Him, awagging their heads
41 aLikewise also the chief priests with the scribes and elders mocked Him and said,
43 He trusts in God; let Him arescue Him now if He wants Him, for He said, I am the Son of God.
44 And in the same way the robbers who were crucified with Him also areproached Him.
b. Judged and Forsaken by God
47 And some of those standing there, when they heard this, said, This man is calling Elijah.
49 But the rest said, Let Him be. Let us see if Elijah is coming to save Him.
c. The Effect of His Crucifixion
55 And many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, aministering to Him,
15. Buried by a Rich Man
58 This man came to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that it be given to him.
59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean, fine linen cloth.
61 And aMary the Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
62 On the next day, which is the day after the 1preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered unto Pilate,
64 Therefore, give orders for the grave to be secured until the third day, lest His disciples come and asteal Him away and say to the people, He has been raised from the dead. And the last deception will be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said to them, Take a aguard. Go and make the tomb as secure as you know how.