27:1 When the morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
2 And they bound him and led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 Then Judas, who had delivered him up, when he saw that he was condemned, stung by remorse, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 saying: I have sinned in having delivered up innocent blood. But they said: What is it to us? Thou wilt see to it.
5 And throwing the pieces of silver into the temple, he withdrew, and went and hanged himself.
6 But the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said: It is not lawful to put them into the sacred treasury, because they are the price of blood.
7 But they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers.
8 Wherefore, that field has been called the field of blood to this day.
9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him who had a price set upon him, on whom they of the sons of Israel set a price,
10 and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me,
11 But Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said: Thou sayest.
12 And while he was accused by the chief priests and elders he answered nothing.
13 Then says Pilate to him: Hearest thou not how many things they testify against thee?
14 And he answered him to not even one word, so that the governor was greatly astonished.
15 But at every feast the governor had been accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they chose.
16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 When therefore they had come together Pilate said to them: Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.
19 And while he sat on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying: Have nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered much this day in a dream because of him.
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
21 And the governor answered and said to them: Which of the two will you that I release to you? They said: Barabbas.
22 Pilate says to them: What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? They all say: Let him be crucified.
23 But he said: Why, what evil has he done? They cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
24 And Pilate seeing that nothing avails, but rather that a tumult is rising, took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this man: see you to it.
25 And all the people answered and said: His blood be upon us and upon our children.
26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus, after he had scourged him, he delivered up that he might be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace and brought together to him the whole band.
28 And having stripped him they put on him a purple cloak,
29 and having plaited a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and bowing the knee before him they mocked him, saying: Hail, King of the Jews;
30 and having spit upon him they took the reed and struck upon his head.
31 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the cloak and put his own garments on him, and led him away to crucify him.
32 And going out they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they impressed to carry his cross.
33 And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, which is called the place of a skull,
34 they gave him to drink wine mingled with gall; and when he had tasted, he would not drink.
35 But when they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting the lot;
36 and sitting down they watched him there.
37 And they placed over his head his accusation written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then were crucified with him two robbers, one on the right and one on the left.
39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads
40 and saying: Thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, save thyself, if thou art the Son of God, and come down from the cross.
41 In like manner the chief priests mocking with the scribes and elders said:
42 Others he saved, himself he cannot save; King of Israel is he, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him;
43 he trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he delights in him; for he said: I am the Son of God.
44 And the robbers that were crucified with him uttered the same reproaches against him.
45 But from the sixth hour dark ness came over all the land till the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Elei, Elei, lema sabachtha nei? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 And some of them that stood there hearing it said: This man calls for Elijah.
48 And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and having filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed, gave it to him to drink.
49 But the rest said: Wait, let us see if Elijah is coming to save him.
50 But Jesus again cried out with a loud voice, and gave up the spirit.
51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent into two from top to bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent,
52 and the sepulchers were opened, and many bodies of the saints that slept awoke;
53 and they came out of their sepulchers after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
54 And the centurion and those who were with him watching Jesus, seeing the earthquake and what things had taken place, were greatly afraid, saying: Truly this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him:
56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57 But when evening had come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus:
58 this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to be given.
59 And taking the body Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,
60 and laid it in his new sepulcher which he had hewn in the rock; and having rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher he departed.
61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite to the tomb.
62 But on the morrow, which is after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,
63 saying: Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while yet alive: After three days, I shall arise.
64 Command therefore that the tomb be made safe till the third day, lest perhaps the disciples come and steal him and say to the people: He has risen from the dead, and the last deception shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said to them: You have a guard: go, make it as safe as you know how.
66 And they went and made the tomb safe, sealing the stone and setting the guard.