15:1 And forthwith in the morning the chief priests held a
consultation with the elders and scribes, and the whole
council, and bound Jesus, and carried [him] away, and delivered
[him] to Pilate.
15:2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he
answering, said to him, Thou sayest [it].
15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he
15:4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing?
behold how many things they testify against thee.
15:5 But Jesus yet answered nothing: so that Pilate marveled.
15:6 Now at [that] feast he released to them one prisoner, whom
15:7 And there was [one] named Barabbas, [who lay] bound with
them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed
murder in the insurrection.
15:8 And the multitude crying aloud, began to desire [him to do]
as he had ever done to them.
15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release to
you the King of the Jews?
15:10 (For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for
15:11 But the chief priests moved the people that he should
rather release Barabbas to them.
15:12 And Pilate answered, and said again to them, What will ye
then that I shall do [to him] whom ye call the King of the
15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
15:14 Then Pilate said to them, Why, what evil hath he done? And
they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15:15 And [so] Pilate, willing to content the people, released
Barabbas to them, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to
15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called
Pretorium; and they call together the whole band;
15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of
thorns, and put it about his [head],
15:18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
15:19 And they struck him on the head with a reed, and spit upon
him, and bowing [their] knees, worshiped him.
15:20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple
from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to
15:21 And they constrain one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was passing
by, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus,
to bear his cross.
15:22 And they bring him to the place Golgotha, which is, being
interpreted, The place of a skull.
15:23 And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh: but
he received [it] not.
15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted 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 superscription of his accusation 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 he was
numbered with the transgressors.
15:29 And they that passed by, railed on him, wagging their
heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and
buildest [it] in three days,
15:30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
15:31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking, said among
themselves with the scribes, He saved others, himself he cannot
15:32 Let Christ the king of Israel descend 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 land, until the ninth hour.
15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama, sabacthani? which is, being
interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
15:35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard [it],
said, Behold, he calleth Elijah.
15:36 And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put
[it] on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let
us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.
15:37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and expired.
15:38 And the vail of the temple was rent in two, from the top
to the bottom.
15:39 And when the centurion who stood over against him, saw
that he so cried out, and expired, he said, Truly this man was
the Son of God.
15:40 There were also women looking on at a distance, among whom
was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger,
and of Joses, and Salome;
15:41 Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and
ministered to him; and many other women who came with him to
15:42 And now, when the evening was come, (because it was the
preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath)
15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, who also
waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to
Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
15:44 And Pilate wondered if he was already dead: and calling
the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
15:45 And when he knew [it] from the centurion, he gave the body
15:46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped
[him] in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn
out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulcher.
15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary [the mother] of Joses, beheld
where he was laid.