15:1 And as soon as it was morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council held a consultation; and they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him to Pilate.
15:1 As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.

15:2 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."
15:2 Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" He answered him, "You say so."

15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.
15:3 Then the chief priests accused him of many things.

15:4 And Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you."
15:4 Pilate asked him again, "Have you no answer? See how many charges they bring against you."

15:5 But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate wondered.
15:5 But Jesus made no further reply, so that Pilate was amazed.

15:6 Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked.
15:6 Now at the festival he used to release a prisoner for them, anyone for whom they asked.

15:7 And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barab'bas.
15:7 Now a man called Barabbas was in prison with the rebels who had committed murder during the insurrection.

15:8 And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he was wont to do for them.
15:8 So the crowd came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom.

15:9 And he answered them, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"
15:9 Then he answered them, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"

15:10 For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.
15:10 For he realized that it was out of jealousy that the chief priests had handed him over.

15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barab'bas instead.
15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead.

15:12 And Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?"
15:12 Pilate spoke to them again, "Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?"

15:13 And they cried out again, "Crucify him."
15:13 They shouted back, "Crucify him!"

15:14 And Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him."
15:14 Pilate asked them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him!"

15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barab'bas; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.

15:16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the praetorium); and they called together the whole battalion.
15:16 Then the soldiers led him into the courtyard of the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters); and they called together the whole cohort.

15:17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him.
15:17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak; and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him.

15:18 And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
15:18 And they began saluting him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

15:19 And they struck his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and they knelt down in homage to him.
15:19 They struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in homage to him.

15:20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.
15:20 After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.

15:21 And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyre'ne, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
15:21 They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.

15:22 And they brought him to the place called Gol'gotha (which means the place of a skull).
15:22 Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull).

15:23 And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh; but he did not take it.
15:23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it.

15:24 And they crucified him, and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.
15:24 And they crucified him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each should take.

15:25 And it was the third hour, when they crucified him.
15:25 It was nine o'clock in the morning when they crucified him.

15:26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, "The King of the Jews."
15:26 The inscription of the charge against him read, "The King of the Jews."

15:27 And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
15:27 And with him they crucified two bandits, one on his right and one on his left.

15:28 (And the scripture was fulfilled which says, "He was reckoned with the transgressors.")
15:28

15:29 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days,
15:29 Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days,

15:30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!"
15:30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!"

15:31 So also the chief priests mocked him to one another with the scribes, saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself.
15:31 In the same way the chief priests, along with the scribes, were also mocking him among themselves and saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself.

15:32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
15:32 Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down from the cross now, so that we may see and believe." Those who were crucified with him also taunted him.

15:33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
15:33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "E'lo-i, E'lo-i, la'ma sabach-tha'ni?" which means, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
15:34 At three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

15:35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, he is calling Eli'jah."
15:35 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, "Listen, he is calling for Elijah."

15:36 And one ran and, filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Eli'jah will come to take him down."
15:36 And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."

15:37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed his last.
15:37 Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.

15:38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
15:38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.

15:39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that he thus breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
15:39 Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was God's Son!"

15:40 There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Mag'dalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salo'me,
15:40 There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.

15:41 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
15:41 These used to follow him and provided for him when he was in Galilee; and there were many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem.

15:42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
15:42 When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

15:43 Joseph of Arimathe'a, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

15:44 And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.
15:44 Then Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead for some time.

15:45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph.
15:45 When he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph.

15:46 And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
15:46 Then Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body, wrapped it in the linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock. He then rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

15:47 Mary Mag'dalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
15:47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where the body was laid.