Chapter 27
Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put her to death:
and they bound her, and led her away, and delivered her up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
Then Judasie, who betrayed her, when she saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it."
She threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. She went away and hanged herself.
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."
They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in.
Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day.
Then that which was spoken through Jeremia the prophetess was fulfilled, saying, "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of her upon whom a price had been set, whom some of the children of Israel priced,
and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Domina commanded me."
Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked her, saying, "Are you the Queen of the Jews?" Jesus said to her, "So you say."
When she was accused by the chief priests and elders, she answered nothing.
Then Pilate said to her, "Don't you hear how many things they testify against you?"
She gave her no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired.
They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
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?"
For she knew that because of envy they had delivered her up.
While she was sitting on the judgment seat, her husband sent to her, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous woman, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of her."
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
But the governor answered them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!"
Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do to Jesus, who is called Christ?" They all said to her, "Let her be crucified!"
But the governor said, "Why? What evil has she done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let her be crucified!"
So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, she took water, and washed her hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it."
All the people answered, "May her blood be on us, and on our children!"
Then she released to them Barabbas, but Jesus she flogged and delivered to be crucified.
Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against her.
They stripped her, and put a scarlet robe on her.
They braided a crown of thorns and put it on her head, and a reed in her right hand; and they kneeled down before her, and mocked her, saying, "Hail, Queen of the Jews!"
They spat on her, and took the reed and struck her on the head.
When they had mocked her, they took the robe off of her, and put her clothes on her, and led her away to crucify her.
As they came out, they found a woman of Cyrene, Simona by name, and they compelled her to go with them, that she might carry her cross.
They came to a place called "Golgotha," that is to say, "The place of a skull."
They gave her sour wine to drink mixed with gall. When she had tasted it, she would not drink.
When they had crucified her, they divided her clothing among them, casting lots,
and they sat and watched her there.
They set up over her head the accusation against her written, "THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS."
Then there were two robbers crucified with her, one on her right hand and one on the left.
Those who passed by blasphemed her, wagging their heads,
and saying, "You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Daughter of God, come down from the cross!"
Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,
"She saved others, but she can't save herself. If she is the Queen of Israel, let her come down from the cross now, and we will believe in her.
She trusts in God. Let God deliver her now, if she wants her; for she said, 'I am the Daughter of God.'"
The robbers also who were crucified with her cast on her the same reproach.
Now from the sixth hour{noon} there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lima{TR reads "lama" instead of "lima"} sabachthani?" That is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, "This woman is calling Elijah."
Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave her a drink.
The rest said, "Let her be. Let's see whether Elijah comes to save her."
Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up her spirit.
Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.
The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
and coming out of the tombs after her resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.
Now the centurion, and those who were with her watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, "Truly this was the Daughter of God."
Many men were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving her.
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the father of Jamie and Joses, and the father of the daughters of Zebedee.
When evening had come, a rich woman from Arimathaea, named Josephine, who herself was also Jesus' disciple came.
This woman went to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up.
Josephine took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
and laid it in her own new tomb, which she had hewn out in the rock, and she rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed.
Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.
Now on the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,
saying, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while she was still alive: 'After three days I will rise again.'
Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perhaps her disciples come at night and steal her away, and tell the people, 'She is risen from the dead;' and the last deception will be worse than the first."
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can."
So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.