27:1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;
27:1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus in order to bring about his death.

27:2 and they bound him and led him away and delivered him to Pilate the governor.
27:2 They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate the governor.

27:3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,
27:3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.

27:4 saying, "I have sinned in betraying innocent blood." They said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself."
27:4 He said, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself."

27:5 And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.
27:5 Throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.

27:6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money."
27:6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money."

27:7 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
27:7 After conferring together, they used them to buy the potter's field as a place to bury foreigners.

27:8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
27:8 For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

27:9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel,
27:9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one on whom a price had been set, on whom some of the people of Israel had set a price,

27:10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me."
27:10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."

27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so."
27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so."

27:12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer.
27:12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer.

27:13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?"
27:13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?"

27:14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge; so that the governor wondered greatly.
27:14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

27:15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted.
27:15 Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to release a prisoner for the crowd, anyone whom they wanted.

27:16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barab'bas.
27:16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Jesus Barabbas.

27:17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you, Barab'bas or Jesus who is called Christ?"
27:17 So after they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Messiah?"

27:18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.
27:18 For he realized that it was out of jealousy that they had handed him over.

27:19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much over him today in a dream."
27:19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for today I have suffered a great deal because of a dream about him."

27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the people to ask for Barab'bas and destroy Jesus.
27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed.

27:21 The governor again said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barab'bas."
27:21 The governor again said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."

27:22 Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said, "Let him be crucified."
27:22 Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" All of them said, "Let him be crucified!"

27:23 And he said, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified."
27:23 Then he asked, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!"

27:24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves."
27:24 So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves."

27:25 And all the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"
27:25 Then the people as a whole answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"

27:26 Then he released for them Barab'bas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
27:26 So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.

27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before him.
27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him.

27:28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him,
27:28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,

27:29 and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
27:29 and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

27:30 And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
27:30 They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.

27:31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.
27:31 After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

27:32 As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyre'ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross.
27:32 As they went out, they came upon a man from Cyrene named Simon; they compelled this man to carry his cross.

27:33 And when they came to a place called Gol'gotha (which means the place of a skull),
27:33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),

27:34 they offered him wine to drink, mingled with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.
27:34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.

27:35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots;
27:35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among themselves by casting lots;

27:36 then they sat down and kept watch over him there.
27:36 then they sat down there and kept watch over him.

27:37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is Jesus the King of the Jews."
27:37 Over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews."

27:38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
27:38 Then two bandits were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

27:39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads
27:39 Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads

27:40 and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross."
27:40 and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross."

27:41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
27:41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking him, saying,

27:42 "He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
27:42 "He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.

27:43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him; for he said, `I am the Son of God.'"
27:43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he wants to; for he said, 'I am God's Son.'"

27:44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.
27:44 The bandits who were crucified with him also taunted him in the same way.

27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
27:45 From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, la'ma sabach-tha'ni?" that is, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
27:46 And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

27:47 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "This man is calling Eli'jah."
27:47 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, "This man is calling for Elijah."

27:48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink.
27:48 At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.

27:49 But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Eli'jah will come to save him."
27:49 But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him."

27:50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
27:50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.

27:51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split;
27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split.

27:52 the tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,
27:52 The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.

27:53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
27:53 After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared to many.

27:54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe, and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
27:54 Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, "Truly this man was God's Son!"

27:55 There were also many women there, looking on from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him;
27:55 Many women were also there, looking on from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and had provided for him.

27:56 among whom were Mary Mag'dalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zeb'edee.
27:56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

27:57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathe'a, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.
27:57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus.

27:58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
27:58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.

27:59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud,
27:59 So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth

27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed.
27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away.

27:61 Mary Mag'dalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the sepulchre.
27:61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.

27:62 Next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate
27:62 The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate

27:63 and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, `After three days I will rise again.'
27:63 and said, "Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise again.'

27:64 Therefore order the sepulchre to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away, and tell the people, `He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first."
27:64 Therefore command the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise his disciples may go and steal him away, and tell the people, 'He has been raised from the dead,' and the last deception would be worse than the first."

27:65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can."
27:65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can."

27:66 So they went and made the sepulchre secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.
27:66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone.