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Chapter 27

Matt. 27:1 When the morning had come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Matt. 27:2 and when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

Matt. 27:3 Then Judas, who 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,

Matt. 27:4 saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood. But they said, what — against us? Look at yourself!

Matt. 27:5 So he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hung himself.

Matt. 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, it is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

Matt. 27:7 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

Matt. 27:8 Therefore that field was called, the Field of Blood, to this day.

Matt. 27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah 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;

Matt. 27:10 and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.

Matt. 27:11 So Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, you said it.

Matt. 27:12 And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.

Matt. 27:13 Then Pilate said to Him, do You not hear how many things they witness against You?

Matt. 27:14 But He answered him not one word; so much so that the governor marveled greatly.

Matt. 27:15 Now at that feast the governor was accustomed to release to the people a prisoner, whosoever they desired.

Matt. 27:16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

Matt. 27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, whom do you want that I release to you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?

Matt. 27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him.

Matt. 27:19 When he sat down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “do nothing to that righteous Man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.

Matt. 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.

Matt. 27:21 The governor answered and said to them, which of the two do you want that I release to you? They said, Barabbas.

Matt. 27:22 Pilate said to them, what will I do then with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said to him, let Him be crucified.

Matt. 27:23 Now the governor said, why, what evil has He done? But they cried out the more, saying, let Him be crucified.

Matt. 27:24 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, the righteous: look at yourselves.

Matt. 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Matt. 27:26 Then he released Barabbas to them: and after Jesus was whipped, he delivered Him to be crucified.

Matt. 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered to Him the whole squad of soldiers.

Matt. 27:28 And they stripped Him and put on Him a purple robe.

Matt. 27:29 And when they had made 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!

Matt. 27:30 And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and hit Him on the head.

Matt. 27:31 After they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own clothing on Him, and took Him away to crucify Him.

Matt. 27:32 As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear His cross.

Matt. 27:33 When they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a Place of a Skull,

Matt. 27:34 they gave Him sour wine to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted of it, He would not drink.

Matt. 27:35 And they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, they divided My garments among them, and on My clothing did they cast lots.

Matt. 27:36 And sitting down they watched Him there;

Matt. 27:37 And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS

Matt. 27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

Matt. 27:39 And they that passed by reviled him, shook their heads,

Matt. 27:40 and said, You that destroys the temple, and builds it in three days, save Yourself. If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.

Matt. 27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocked Him, with the scribes and elders, said,

Matt. 27:42 He saved others; He cannot save Himself. If He is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.

Matt. 27:43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him: for He said, I am the Son of God.

Matt. 27:44 The thieves also, who were crucified with Him, reproached Him the same way.

Matt. 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour.

Matt. 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

Matt. 27:47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, this man calls for Elijah.

Matt. 27:48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink.

Matt. 27:49 The rest said, let it be, let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.

Matt. 27:50 Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, gave up the ghost.

Matt. 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks tore;

Matt. 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

Matt. 27:53 And came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many!

Matt. 27:54 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!

Matt. 27:55 And many women were there beholding far off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him:

Matt. 27:56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.

Matt. 27:57 When the evening had come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:

Matt. 27:58 He went to Pilate, and requested the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

Matt. 27:59 When Joseph had received the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Matt. 27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had chiseled out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb and departed.

Matt. 27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulcher.

Matt. 27:62 Now the next day that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate,

Matt. 27:63 saying, sir, we remember that deceiver said, while He was yet alive, after three days I will rise again.

Matt. 27:64 Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, unless His disciples come by night, and steal Him away, and said to the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error will be worse than the first.

Matt. 27:65 Pilate said to them, you have a guard: go your way, make it as secure as you can.

Matt. 27:66 So they went, and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone, and setting a guard.