John 19 ©
Jesus is scourged, crowned with thorns, mocked, and buffeted by the soldiers. Pilate declareth his innocence: the Jews charge him with assuming the title of the Son of God. Pilate upon further examination is more desirous to release him, but overcome with the clamours of the Jews delivereth him to be crucified. He is led to Golgotha, and crucified between two malefactors. Pilate's inscription on his cross. The soldiers part his garments. He commendeth his mother to John; receiveth vinegar to drink, and dieth. The legs of the others are broken, and the side of Jesus pierced. Joseph of Arimathaea beggeth his body, and assisted by Nicodemus burieth it.
And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
¶When Pilate therefore heard that saying, hhe was the more afraid;
Jesus answered, kThou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were lgiven thee from above: therefore mhe that delivered me unto thee hath the ngreater sin.
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 I have written.
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, cThey parted my *raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, lIt is finished: and mhe bowed his head, and *gave up the ghost.
The Jews therefore, because it was the npreparation, othat the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an phigh day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be 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:
¶vAnd after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but wsecretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.