King James VersionMatthew27


1 When the morn­ing was come, all the chief priests and el­ders of the peo­ple took coun­sel against Je­sus to put him to death: 2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and de­liv­ered him to Pon­tius Pi­late the gov­er­nor. 3 Then Ju­das, which had be­trayed him, when he saw that he was con­demned, re­pent­ed him­self, and brought again the thir­ty pieces of sil­ver to the chief priests and el­ders, 4 Say­ing, I have sinned in that I have be­trayed the in­no­cent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou ­to that. 5 And he cast down the pieces of sil­ver in the tem­ple, and de­part­ed, and went and hanged him­self. 6 And the chief priests took the sil­ver pieces, and said, It is not law­ful for to put them into the trea­sury, be­cause it is the price of blood. 7 And they took coun­sel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8 Where­fore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. 9 Then was ful­filled that which was spo­ken by Jere­my the prophet, say­ing, And they took the thir­ty pieces of sil­ver, the price of him that was val­ued, whom they of the chil­dren of Is­rael did val­ue; 10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord ap­point­ed me. 11 And Je­sus stood be­fore the gov­er­nor: and the gov­er­nor asked him, say­ing, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Je­sus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12 And when he was ac­cused of the chief priests and el­ders, he an­swered noth­ing. 13 Then said Pi­late unto him, Hear­est thou not how many things they wit­ness against thee? 14 And he an­swered him to nev­er a word; in­so­much that the gov­er­nor mar­velled great­ly. 15 Now at that feast the gov­er­nor was wont to re­lease unto the peo­ple a pris­on­er, whom they would. 16 And they had then a no­table pris­on­er, called Barab­bas. 17 There­fore when they were gath­ered to­geth­er, Pi­late said unto them, Whom will ye that I re­lease unto you? Barab­bas, or Je­sus which is called Christ? 18 For he knew that for envy they had de­liv­ered him. 19 When he was set down on the judg­ment seat, his wife sent unto him, say­ing, Have thou noth­ing to do with that just man: for I have suf­fered many things this day in a dream be­cause of him. 20 But the chief priests and el­ders per­suad­ed the mul­ti­tude that they should ask Barab­bas, and de­stroy Je­sus. 21 The gov­er­nor an­swered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I re­lease unto you? They said, Barab­bas. 22 Pi­late saith unto them, What shall I do then with Je­sus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be cru­ci­fied. 23 And the gov­er­nor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, say­ing, Let him be cru­ci­fied. 24 When Pi­late saw that he could pre­vail noth­ing, but that rather a tu­mult was made, he took wa­ter, and washed his hands be­fore the mul­ti­tude, say­ing, I am in­no­cent of the blood of this just per­son: see ye ­to it. 25 Then an­swered all the peo­ple, and said, His blood be on us, and on our chil­dren. 26 Then re­leased he Barab­bas unto them: and when he had scourged Je­sus, he de­liv­ered him to be cru­ci­fied. 27 Then the sol­diers of the gov­er­nor took Je­sus into the com­mon hall, and gath­ered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scar­let robe. 29 And when they had plat­ted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee be­fore him, and mocked him, say­ing, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 31 And af­ter that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own rai­ment on him, and led him away to cru­ci­fy him. 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Si­mon by name: him they com­pelled to bear his cross. 33 And when they were come unto a place called Gol­go­tha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34 They gave him vine­gar to drink min­gled with gall: and when he had tast­ed thereof, he would not drink. 35 And they cru­ci­fied him, and part­ed his gar­ments, cast­ing lots: that it might be ful­filled which was spo­ken by the prophet, They part­ed my gar­ments among them, and upon my ves­ture did they cast lots. 36 And sit­ting down they watched him there; 37 And set up over his head his ac­cu­sa­tion writ­ten, THIS IS JE­SUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38 Then were there two thieves cru­ci­fied with him, one on the right hand, and an­oth­er 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 be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Like­wise also the chief priests mock­ing him, with the scribes and el­ders, said, 42 He saved oth­ers; him­self he can­not save. If he be the King of Is­rael, let him now come down from the cross, and we will be­lieve him. 43 He trust­ed in God; let him de­liv­er him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44 The thieves al­so, which were cru­ci­fied with him, cast the same in his teeth. 45 Now from the sixth hour there was dark­ness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Je­sus cried with a loud voice, say­ing, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou for­sak­en me? 47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man cal­leth for Elias. 48 And straight­way one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vine­gar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. 50 Je­sus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yield­ed up the ghost. 51 And, be­hold, the veil of the tem­ple was rent in twain from the top to the bot­tom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bod­ies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves af­ter his res­ur­rec­tion, and went into the holy city, and ap­peared unto many. 54 Now when the cen­tu­ri­on, and they that were with him, watch­ing Je­sus, saw the earth­quake, and those things that were done, they feared great­ly, say­ing, Tru­ly this was the Son of God. 55 And many wom­en were there be­hold­ing afar off, which fol­lowed Je­sus from Galilee, min­is­ter­ing unto him: 56 Among which was Mary Mag­da­lene, and Mary the moth­er of James and Jos­es, and the moth­er of Zebedee's chil­dren. 57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Ari­math­aea, named Joseph, who also him­self was Je­sus' dis­ci­ple: 58 He went to Pi­late, and begged the body of Je­sus. Then Pi­late com­mand­ed the body to be de­liv­ered. 59 And when Joseph had tak­en the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepul­chre, and de­part­ed. 61 And there was Mary Mag­da­lene, and the oth­er Mary, sit­ting over against the sepul­chre. 62 Now the next day, that fol­lowed the day of the prepa­ra­tion, the chief priests and Phar­isees came to­geth­er unto Pi­late, 63 Say­ing, Sir, we re­mem­ber that that de­ceiv­er said, while he was yet alive, Af­ter three days I will rise again. 64 Com­mand there­fore that the sepul­chre be made sure un­til the third day, lest his dis­ci­ples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the peo­ple, He is risen from the dead: so the last er­ror shall be worse than the first. 65 Pi­late said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 66 So they went, and made the sepul­chre sure, seal­ing the stone, and set­ting a watch.