Matthew 27 ©

1 Christ is delivered over into the hands of Pilate by the Jews. 3 Judas, having remorse, casts the money into the temple and strangles himself. 6 A potter’s field is bought with this money, as was foretold. 11 Pilate examines Christ about the accusations brought against Him. 19 Is warned by his wife. 20 Declares Christ’s innocence, and endeavors, by the opposition of Barabbas, to release Him, but in vain. 24 Washes his hands and, upon the insistence of the Jews, gives Him over to the soldiers to be crucified. 27 Who reproachfully maltreat Him, and lead Him away to be crucified. 32 Simon of Cyrene is forced to help Him bear His cross. 35 Christ is crucified. 38 And with Him two murderers. 39 He is reproached and mocked by those who pass by. 45 Darkness comes upon the earth, and vinegar has been given Christ to drink, cries out in His most extreme distress unto His Father, and gives up the ghost. 51 Several wonders happen about His death. 54 Whereby the captain acknowledges that He is the Son of God. 57 He is buried by Joseph of Arimathæa, and, at the request of the chief priests, a guard is set at His grave.


WHEN thea morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:


And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontiusb Pilate 1the governor.


¶Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, 2repented himself, and 3brought again the thirty piecesc of silver to the chief priests and elders,


Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.


And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and wentd and 4hanged himself.


And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them 5into the treasury, because it is 6the price of blood.


And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field,e to bury 7strangers in.


Wherefore that field was called, 8The field of blood, unto this day.


Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by 9Jeremyf the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, 10the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;


And gave them for the potter’s field, 11as the Lord appointed me.


Andg Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou 12the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, 13Thou sayest.


And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.


Thenh said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not 14how many things they witness against thee?


Andi he answered him to 15never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.


Nowj at that 16feast the governor was wontk to release unto 17the people a prisoner, whom they would.


Andl they had then a 18notable prisoner, called Barabbas.


Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?


For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.


¶When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.


Butm the chief priests and elders 19persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.


The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.


Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.


And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.


¶When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of 20the blood of this just person: see ye to it.


Then answered all the people, and said, 21Hisn blood be on us, and on our children.


¶Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had 22scourgedo Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.


Thenp the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.


And they 23stripped him, and put on him a 24scarlet robe.


¶And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!


And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.


And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put 25his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.


Andq as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, 26Simon by name: him they 27compelled 28to bear his cross.


Andr when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, 29a place of a skull,


¶They gave him 30vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.


Ands they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, Theyt parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast 31lots.


And sitting down they watched him there;


Andu set up over his head his 32accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.


Thenv were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.


¶Andw they that passed by reviled him, 33wagging their heads,


And saying, Thoux that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.


Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,


He saved others; himself 34he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.


Hey trusted in God; let him deliver him now, 35if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.


The 36thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.


Nowz from the 37sixth hour there was 38darkness over all the 39land unto the ninth hour.


And about the ninth hour Jesus criedaa with a loud voice, saying, 40Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou 41forsaken me?


Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, 42This man calleth for Elias.


Andab straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and 43put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.


The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.


¶Jesus,ac when he had cried again with a loud voice, 44yielded up the ghost.


And,ad behold, the 45veilae of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;


And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,


And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the 46holy city, and appeared unto many.


Nowaf when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.


Andag many women were there beholding afarah off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministeringai47unto him:


Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary 48the mother of James and Joses, and 49the mother of Zebedee's children.


Whenaj the 50even was come, there came a rich man 51of Arimathæa, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:


He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.


And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a 52clean linen cloth,


Andak laid it in his own 53new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.


And there was Mary Magdalene, and the 54other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.


¶Now the next day, that 55followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,


Saying, Sir, we remember that that 56deceiver said, while he was yet alive, Afteral three days I 57will rise again.


Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last 58error shall be worse than the first.


Pilate said unto them, Ye have a 59watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.


So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, 60sealing the stone, and setting a watch.