When morning came they took counsel all the chief priests and elders of the people against Jesus to put Him to death; and bounding Him they led Him away and delivered Him up to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Then Judas seeing the one who had betrayed Him that He was condemned, feeling remorse he brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the presbyters saying; «I have sinned by betraying innocent blood». And they said; «What is that to us? You see to it». And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple he departed, and going away he hanged himself.
And the chief priests taking the silver pieces they said; «It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood». And they consulted together and bought with them the potter's field as a place to bury strangers in; Therefore it was called that field «The Field of Blood» up to this day.
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet saying; «And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced upon Whom a price was set by some of the children of Israel, and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me».
And now Jesus stood before the gove rnor; and asked Him the governor saying; «Are You the King of the Jews?» And Jesus said to him; «And so, you say». And while He was being accused by the chief priests and the presbyters He answered nothing.
Then said to Him Pilate; «Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?» But He did not answered him not one word, so that he marveled the governor greatly.
Now at the feast was accustomed the governor to releasing to the multitude one prisoner, whom they wished.
And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. When therefore they had gathered together Pilate said to them; «Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?» For he knew that because of envy they had handed Him over.
While he was sitting on the judgment seat sent a note to him his wife saying; «Have nothing to do with that just Man; for many things I have suffered today in a dream because of Him».
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, and for Jesus have Him destroyed. And answering the governor said to them; «Which do you want of the two me to release to you?» And they said; «Barabbas».
Pilate said to them; «What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?» They all said to him; «Let Him be crucified!». Then the governor said; «Why, what evil has He done?» But they cried out all the more saying; «Let Him be crucified!».
And when seeing Pilate that he could not prevail at all, but that rather more tumult was rising, taking water he washed his hands before the crowd saying; «I am innocent of the blood of this just Person; You see to it». And answering all the people said; «May His blood be on us and on our children».
Then he released to them Barabbas, and Jesus after he had scourged he delivered Him to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered around Him the whole garrison; And they stripped Him and put on Him a scarlet robe, and having twisted a crown of thorns they put it on His head and a reed in His right hand, and they bowing the knee before Him they mocked Him saying; «Hail, King of the Jews!»;
And they spat on Him and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they took off Him the robe and put on Him His own clothes, and led Him away to be crucified.
And as they came out they found a man of Cyrene Simon by name; him they compelled to carry the cross of Him.
And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say «Place of a Skull», they gave Him to drink sour wine mingled with gall; but having tasted it He would not drink.
And after they crucifying Him they divided among them His garments casting lots, and sitting down they watched Him there. And they put up over His head the accusation against Him written; «This is Jesus the King of the Jews».
And those who passed by blasphemed Him wagging their heads and saying; «You who destroy the temple and in three days rebuild it! Save Yourself; if You are the Son of God, come down from the cross».
Likewise the chief priests also mocking with the scribes and presbyters and Pharisees saying; «He saved others, Himself He cannot save; if He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross and we will believe in Him;
He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him; for He said that «I am the Son of God». In the same way even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him.
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying; «Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?» that is, «My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?»
And some of those who stood there they heard it and said that «This Man is calling for Elijah». And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed and gave him to drink. And the rest said; «Let Him be; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him».
And, behold, the veil of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth quaked and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the graves, after His resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.
So when the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened they feared greatly saying; «Truly Son of God this was».
And there were many women also looking on from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to Him; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and mother of Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
Now when evening had come there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself was also a disciple of Jesus; this man coming to Pilate he asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him.
And taking the body Joseph he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in the new tomb of his own which he had carved out of the rock, and rolling a large stone against the door of the tomb he departed.
On the next day, which was the day after the Day of Preparation, there gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees together to Pilate saying; «Sir, we remember while that deceiver was still alive, He said, «After three days I will rise».
Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest they come His disciples by night and steal Him away and say to the people, «He has risen from the dead»; And so the last deception will be worse than the first».
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