Matthew Chapter 27
1 When the morning was comeall the chief priests and elders ofthe people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death
2 And when they had bound himthey led him awayand deliveredhim to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 Then Judaswhich had betrayed himwhen he saw that he wascondemnedrepented himselfand brought again the thirtypieces of silver to the chief priests and elders
4 SayingI have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocentblood. And they saidWhat is that to ussee thou to that.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the templeanddepartedand went and hanged himself.
6 And the chief priests took the silver piecesand saidIt isnot lawful for to put them into the treasurybecause it isthe price of blood.
7 And they took counseland bought with them the potter sfieldto bury strangers in.
8 Wherefore that field was calledThe field of bloodunto thisday.
9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy theprophetsayingAnd they took the thirty pieces of silver the price of him that was valuedwhom they of the children ofIsrael did value
10 And gave them for the potter s fieldas the Lord appointedme.
11 And Jesus stood before the governorand the governor askedhimsayingArt thou the King of the JewsAnd Jesus saidunto himThou sayest.
12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and eldersheanswered nothing.
13 Then said Pilate unto himHearest thou not how many thingsthey witness against thee
14 And he answered him to never a wordinsomuch that thegovernor marvelled greatly.
15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto thepeople a prisonerwhom they would.
16 And they had then a notable prisonercalled Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered togetherPilate said untothemWhom will ye that I release unto youBarabbasor Jesuswhich is called Christ
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19 When he was set down on the judgment seathis wife sent untohimsayingHave thou nothing to do with that just manfor Ihave suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude thatthey should ask Barabbasand destroy Jesus.
21 The governor answered and said unto themWhether of the twainwill ye that I release unto youThey saidBarabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto themWhat shall I do then with Jesus whichis called ChristThey all say unto himLet him be crucified.
23 And the governor saidWhywhat evil hath he doneBut theycried out the moresayingLet him be crucified.
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothingbut that rathera tumult was madehe took waterand washed his hands beforethe multitudesayingI am innocent of the blood of this justpersonsee ye to it.
25 Then answered all the peopleand saidHis blood be on usand on our children.
26 Then released he Barabbas unto themand when he had scourgedJesushe delivered him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the commonhalland gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped himand put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted a crown of thornsthey put it uponhis headand a reed in his right handand they bowed theknee before himand mocked himsayingHailKing of theJews
30 And they spit upon himand took the reedand smote him onthe head.
31 And after that they had mocked himthey took the robe offfrom himand put his own raiment on himand led him away tocrucify him.
32 And as they came outthey found a man of CyreneSimon bynamehim they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgothathat isto saya place of a skull
34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with galland when hehad tasted thereofhe would not drink.
35 And they crucified himand parted his garmentscasting lotsthat it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophetThey parted my garments among themand upon my vesture didthey cast lots.
36 And sitting down they watched him there
37 And set up over his head his accusation writtenTHIS IS JESUSTHE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then were there two thieves crucified with himone on theright handand another on the left.
39 And they that passed by reviled himwagging their heads
40 And sayingThou that destroyest the templeand buildest itin three dayssave thyself. If thou be the Son of Godcomedown from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking himwith the scribesand elderssaid
42 He saved othershimself he cannot save. If he be the King ofIsraellet him now come down from the crossand we willbelieve him.
43 He trusted in Godlet him deliver him nowif he will havehimfor he saidI am the Son of God.
44 The thieves alsowhich were crucified with himcast the samein his teeth.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the landunto the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice sayingEliElilama sabachthanithat is to sayMy GodmyGodwhy hast thou forsaken me
47 Some of them that stood therewhen they heard thatsaidThis man calleth for Elias.
48 And straightway one of them ranand took a spungeand filledit with vinegarand put it on a reedand gave him to drink.
49 The rest saidLet belet us see whether Elias will come tosave him.
50 Jesuswhen he had cried again with a loud voiceyielded upthe ghost.
51 Andbeholdthe veil of the temple was rent in twain from thetop to the bottomand the earth did quakeand the rocksrent
52 And the graves were openedand many bodies of the saintswhich slept arose
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrectionand wentinto the holy cityand appeared unto many.
54 Now when the centurionand they that were with himwatchingJesussaw the earthquakeand those things that were done they feared greatlysayingTruly this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there beholding afar offwhich followedJesus from Galileeministering unto him
56 Among which was Mary Magdaleneand Mary the mother of Jamesand Josesand the mother of Zebedees children.
57 When the even was comethere came a rich man of Arimathaeanamed Josephwho also himself was Jesusdisciple
58 He went to Pilateand begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilatecommanded the body to be delivered.
59 And when Joseph had taken the bodyhe wrapped it in a cleanlinen cloth
60 And laid it in his own new tombwhich he had hewn out in therockand he rolled a great stone to the door of thesepulchreand departed.
61 And there was Mary Magdaleneand the other Marysitting overagainst the sepulchre.
62 Now the next daythat followed the day of the preparationthe chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate
63 SayingSirwe remember that that deceiver saidwhile he wasyet aliveAfter three days I will rise again.
64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until thethird daylest his disciples come by nightand steal himawayand say unto the peopleHe is risen from the deadsothe last error shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said unto themYe have a watchgo your waymake itas sure as ye can.
66 So they wentand made the sepulchre suresealing the stoneand setting a watch.