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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:
27:2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
27:3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
27:4 saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it."
27:5 He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself.
27:6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood."
27:7 They took counsel, and bought with them the potter`s field, to bury strangers in.
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 who was priced, whom some of the children of Israel did price,
27:10 and they gave them for the potter`s field, as the Lord commanded me."
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."
27:12 When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
27:13 Then Pilate said to him, "Don`t you hear how many things they testify against you?"
27:14 He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
27:15 Now at the feast the governor used to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they wanted.
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?"
27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.
27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
27:21 But the governor answered them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!"
27:22 Pilate said to them, "What then will I do to Jesus, who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let him be crucified!"
27:23 But the governor said, "Why? What evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified!"
27:24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was 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."
27:25 All the people answered, "May his blood be on us, and on our children!"
27:26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified.
27:27 Then the governor`s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered to him the whole cohort.
27:28 They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him.
27:30 They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
27:36 and they sat and watched him there.
27:38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left.
27:39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,
27:41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,
27:44 The robbers also who were crucified with him cast on him the same reproach.
27:47 Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, "This man calls Elijah."
27:48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink.
27:49 The rest said, "Let him be. Let`s see whether Elijah comes to save him."
27:50 Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.
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.
27:52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
27:53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.
27:56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
27:61 Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.
27:63 saying, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive: `After three days I will rise again.`
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."
27:65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can."
27:66 So they went, and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.