John 19 ©

1 Pilate causes Christ to be scourged, and the soldiers mock and ill-treat Him. 4 Is also shown to the Jews. 6 The chief priests cry: crucify Him, yet Pilate declares Him innocent. 7 The Jews appeal to their law. 8 Whereupon Pilate examines Christ more strictly. 12 And seeks again to release Him, but is threatened by the Jews with Cæsar’s displeasure. 16 Wherefore he delivers Christ over to be crucified. 17 Christ bears His cross. 18 Is crucified between two murderers. 19 The superscription of the cross. 23 The soldiers part His garment. 25 He commends His mother to the disciple whom He loved. 28 Thirsts, and is given vinegar to drink. 30 Gives up the ghost. 31 The murderers’ bones are broken. 34 And Christ’s side pierced through. 38 Is buried by Joseph of Arimathæa and by Nicodemus, with Pilate’s permission.


THEN1 Pilate therefore tooka Jesus, and 2scourged him.


And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple 3robe,


And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him 4with their hands.


Pilate therefore went forth 5again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him 6forth to you, that ye may know that I find no 7fault in him.


Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and 8the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, 9Behold the man!


When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.


The Jews answered him, Web have 10a law, and by our law he ought to die, becausec11he made himself the Son of God.


¶When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he 12was the more afraid;


And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, 13Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him 14no answer.


Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?


Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all 15against me, except it were given thee from 16above: therefore he 17that delivered me unto thee hath the 18greater sin.


And from thenceforth Pilate 19sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou 20art not Caesar's friend: whosoeverd maketh himself a king 21speaketh against Caesar.


¶When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus 22forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the 23Pavement, but in the 24Hebrew, 25Gabbatha.


And it was the 26preparation of the passover, and about 27the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!


But they cried out, Awaye with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, Wef have no king but Caesar.


Theng delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And 28they took Jesus, and led him away.


Andh he 29bearing his cross went 30forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the 31Hebrew Golgotha:


Where they crucified him, and 32two other with him, 33on either side one, and Jesus 34in the midst.


¶Andi Pilate wrote a 35title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.


This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and 36Latin.


Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.


Pilate answered, What I have written 37I have written.


¶Thenj the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was 38without seam, woven from the top 39throughout.


They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: 40that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, Theyk parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.


¶Nowl there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the 41wife of 42Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.


When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, 43whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold 44thy son!


Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy 45mother! And from that hour that disciple took her 46unto his own home.


¶After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now 47accomplished, thatm the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.


Nown there 48was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and 49put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.


When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, Ito is 50finished: and he bowed his head, and 51gave up the ghost.


The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (52for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that 53their legs might be broken, and that they might 54be taken away.


Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.


But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:


But one of the soldiers with a spear 55pierced his side, and forthwith camep there out blood and 56water.


And he 57that saw it 58bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth 59that he saith true, that ye might 60believe.


For these things were done, thatq the scripture should be fulfilled, 61A bone of him shall not be broken.


And again 62another scripture saith, Theyr shall look on him 63whom they pierced.


¶Ands after this 64Joseph of 65Arimathæa, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly fort66fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him 67leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.


And there came also Nicodemus,u which at the 68first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred poundvweight.


Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes 69with the spices, as the mannerw of the Jews is 70to bury.


Now 71in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.


There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.