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15:1 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole Council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate.
15:2 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."
15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.
15:4 And Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you."
15:5 But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.
15:6 Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked.
15:7 And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas.
15:8 And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them.
15:9 And he answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"
15:10 For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.
15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead.
15:12 And Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?"
15:13 And they cried out again, "Crucify him."
15:14 And Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him."
15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
15:16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion.
15:17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him.
15:18 And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
15:19 And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him.
15:20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.
15:21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
15:22 And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull).
15:23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
15:24 And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.
15:25 And it was the third hour when they crucified him.
15:26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, "The King of the Jews."
15:27 And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
15:28 See Footnote
15:29 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,
15:30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!"
15:31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself.
15:32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe." Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
15:33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
15:35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah."
15:36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."
15:37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.
15:38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
15:39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
15:40 There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
15:41 When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
15:42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
15:44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.
15:45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
15:46 And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
15:47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
ESV text used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.org.