Matthew 27:1 ←
Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.
Matthew 27:2 ←
They bound him, led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
Matthew 27:3 ←
Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Matthew 27:4 ←
saying, “I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? You see to it.”
Matthew 27:5 ←
He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary and departed. Then he went away and hanged himself.
Matthew 27:6 ←
The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, “It’s not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.”
Matthew 27:7 ←
They took counsel, and bought the potter’s field with them to bury strangers in.
Matthew 27:8 ←
Therefore that field has been called “The Field of Blood” to this day.
Matthew 27:9 ←
Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him upon whom a price had been set, whom some of the children of Israel priced,
Matthew 27:10 ←
and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”
Matthew 27:11 ←
Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to him, “So you say.”
Matthew 27:12 ←
When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Matthew 27:13 ←
Then Pilate said to him, “Don’t you hear how many things they testify against you?”
Matthew 27:14 ←
He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
Matthew 27:15 ←
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner whom they desired.
Matthew 27:16 ←
They had then a notable prisoner called Barabbas.
Matthew 27:17 ←
When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”
Matthew 27:18 ←
For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.
Matthew 27:19 ←
While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of him.”
Matthew 27:20 ←
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
Matthew 27:21 ←
But the governor answered them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!”
Matthew 27:22 ←
Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do to Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let him be crucified!”
Matthew 27:23 ←
But the governor said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they cried out exceedingly, saying, “Let him be crucified!”
Matthew 27:24 ←
So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it.”
Matthew 27:25 ←
All the people answered, “May his blood be on us and on our children!”
Matthew 27:26 ←
Then he released Barabbas to them, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified.
Matthew 27:27 ←
Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against him.
Matthew 27:28 ←
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him.
Matthew 27:29 ←
They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
Matthew 27:30 ←
They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
Matthew 27:31 ←
When they had mocked him, they took the robe off him, and put his clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Matthew 27:32 ←
As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they compelled him to go with them, that he might carry his cross.
Matthew 27:33 ←
When they came to a place called “Golgotha”, that is to say, “The place of a skull,”
Matthew 27:34 ←
they gave him sour wine to drink mixed with gall. When he had tasted it, he would not drink.
Matthew 27:35 ←
When they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them, casting lots,
Matthew 27:36 ←
and they sat and watched him there.
Matthew 27:37 ←
They set up over his head the accusation against him written, “THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
Matthew 27:38 ←
Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left.
Matthew 27:39 ←
Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads
Matthew 27:40 ←
and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!”
Matthew 27:41 ←
Likewise the chief priests also mocking with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,
Matthew 27:42 ←
“He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.
Matthew 27:43 ←
He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
Matthew 27:44 ←
The robbers also who were crucified with him cast on him the same reproach.
Matthew 27:45 ←
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
Matthew 27:46 ←
About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?” That is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Matthew 27:47 ←
Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.”
Matthew 27:48 ←
Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave him a drink.
Matthew 27:49 ←
The rest said, “Let him be. Let’s see whether Elijah comes to save him.”
Matthew 27:50 ←
Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.
Matthew 27:51 ←
Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.
Matthew 27:52 ←
The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
Matthew 27:53 ←
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.
Matthew 27:54 ←
Now the centurion and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were done, were terrified, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Matthew 27:55 ←
Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him.
Matthew 27:56 ←
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
Matthew 27:57 ←
When evening had come, a rich man from Arimathaea named Joseph, who himself was also Jesus’ disciple, came.
Matthew 27:58 ←
This man went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up.
Matthew 27:59 ←
Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth
Matthew 27:60 ←
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock. Then he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.
Matthew 27:61 ←
Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.
Matthew 27:62 ←
Now on the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,
Matthew 27:63 ←
saying, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise again.’
Matthew 27:64 ←
Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perhaps his disciples come at night and steal him away, and tell the people, ‘He is risen from the dead;’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”
Matthew 27:65 ←
Pilate said to them, “You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can.”
Matthew 27:66 ←
So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.