15:1 And straightway in the morning, the chief priests holding a consultation with the ancients and the scribes and the whole council, binding Jesus, led him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
15:2 And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, saith to him: Thou sayest it.
15:3 And the chief priests accused him in many things.
15:4 And Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing? behold in how many things they accuse thee.
15:5 But Jesus still answered nothing; so that Pilate wondered.
15:6 Now on the festival day he was wont to release unto them one of the prisoners, whomsoever they demanded.
15:7 And there was one called Barabbas, who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the sedition had committed murder.
15:8 And when the multitude was come up, they began to desire that he would do, as he had ever done unto them.
15:9 And Pilate answered them, and said: Will you that I release to you the king of the Jews?
15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up out of envy.
15:11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
15:12 And Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then that I do to the king of the Jews?
15:13 But they again cried out: Crucify him.
15:14 And Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more: Crucify him.
15:15 And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the court of the palace, and they called together the whole band:
15:17 And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him.
15:18 And they began to salute him: Hail, king of the Jews.
15:19 And they struck his head with a reed: and they did spit on him. And bowing their knees, they adored him.
15:20 And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own garments on him, and they led him out to crucify him.
15:21 And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his cross.
15:22 And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being interpreted is, The place of Calvary.
15:23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he took it not.
15:24 And crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
15:26 And the inscription of his cause was written over: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
15:27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked he was reputed.
15:29 And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days buildest it up again;
15:30 Save thyself, coming down from the cross.
15:31 In like manner also the chief priests mocking, said with the scribes one to another: He saved others; himself he cannot save.
15:32 Let Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour.
15:34 And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
15:35 And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth Elias.
15:36 And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar, and putting it upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let us see if Elias come to take him down.
15:37 And Jesus having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost.
15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom.
15:39 And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost, said: Indeed this man was the son of God.
15:40 And there were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joseph, and Salome:
15:41 Who also when he was in Galilee followed him, and ministered to him, and many other women that came up with him to Jerusalem.
15:42 And when evening was now come, (because it was the Parasceve, that is, the day before the sabbath,)
15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
15:44 But Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And sending for the centurion, he asked him if he were already dead.
15:45 And when he had understood it by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
15:46 And Joseph buying fine linen, and taking him down, wrapped him up in the fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre.
15:47 And Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of Joseph, beheld where he was laid.
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