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Version 0.94.1, 30 December 2022

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Matthew Chapter 27

1When it was early morning, all the senior priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to have him put to death. 2And they bound him and led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3Then Judas, who betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, and he felt regret, and he returned the thirty pieces of silver to the senior priests and the elders, 4and he said, “I have sinned, betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? You see to it.” 5Then he threw the silver coins into the sanctuary, and he departed and went away and hanged himself. 6But the senior priests took the silver coins and said, “It is not permitted to put them in the temple treasury, because they are the price of blood.” 7So they took counsel and bought the potter's field with them, as a cemetery for foreigners, 8which is why that field is called “The Field of Blood” up to this day. 9Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, where he says, “And they took thirty silver coins, the price of him who was valuedhim from the sons of Israel whom they valued. 10And they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me.” 11And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned him and asked, “Are you the king of the Jews?” And Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.” 12And while he was being accused by the senior priests and elders, he did not answer anything. 13Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14But he did not even answer him as much as one word, so that the governor was very surprised. 15Now at each festival the governor had a custom of releasing one prisoner to the crowd, whomever they wished. 16And they had at that time a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17So when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you, Barabbas or Jesus, who is called Christ?” 18For he knew that it was through envy that they had delivered him up. 19And while he was sitting on the podium, his wife sent word to him, as follows: “Have nothing to do with that just man. For I have suffered a lot today in a dream on account of him.” 20But the senior priests and elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, whereas they should have Jesus put to death. 21And the governor responded and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22Pilate said to them, “What should I do with Jesus, who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Have him crucified.” 23However, the governor said, “But what wrong has he done?” But they shouted all the more and said, “Have him crucified.” 24And when Pilate saw that it was to no avail, but rather a tumult was arising, he took some water and washed his hands facing the crowd, and he said, “I am innocent of the blood of this just man. You see to it.” 25And all the people answered and said, “Let his blood be on us and on our children.” 26Then he released Barabbas to them, but he had Jesus flogged and handed him over to be crucified. 27Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus with them to the governor's residence, and they gathered the whole cohort against him, 28and they stripped him and put a scarlet cloak on him, 29and they plaited a crown from thorns and put it on his head, and they put a reed in his right hand, and they knelt before him, and they kept mocking him, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews.” 30And they spat at him, and they took the reed, and they kept striking his head. 31And when they had mocked him, they took the cloak off him and put his clothes on him, and they led him away to crucify him. 32Then as they were going out, they came across a Cyrenian man by name of Simon, and they pressed him into carrying his cross. 33And they went to a place called Golgotha, which means “The Place of the Skull”, 34where they gave him vinegar mixed with gall to drink. But when he had tasted it, he refused to drink it. 35And when they had started the crucifixion, they shared out his clothes,
casting a lot.
36Then they sat down and guarded him there, 37and they put above his head the accusation against him, which read,

“This is Jesus

The king of the Jews.”

38Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 39But those who passed by blasphemed against him, shaking their heads, 40and saying, “You who would destroy the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days, save yourself. If you are the son of God, come down from the cross.” 41And the senior priests mocked him similarly, together with the scribes and elders and Pharisees, and they kept saying, 42“Others he saved, but himself he cannot save. If he is the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43He trusts in God; let him now rescue him, if he wants him. For he said, ‘I am the son of God.’ ” 44In the same way, the robbers crucified with him kept reproaching him. 45Now from the sixth hour, darkness came about on the whole earth until the ninth hour. 46And at about the ninth hour, Jesus shouted out with a loud voice and said, “Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?” This means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47Some of those standing there who heard it said, “This man is calling Elijah.” 48Then immediately one of them ran and took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed and offered it to him to drink from. 49But the rest said, “Stop doing that; let us see whether Elijah comes to save him.” 50Then Jesus shouted again in a loud voice and gave up the ghost. 51And behold, the veil of the sanctuary split in half from top to bottom, and the earth suffered an earthquake, and the rocks were split, 52and tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints fallen asleep were raised, 53and they came out of the tombs, after his resurrection, and they went to the holy city, and they appeared to many. 54Meanwhile the centurion and those with him guarding Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things which had taken place, were very afraid, and they said, “Truly, this was the son of God.” 55Now there were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, looking after him, 56among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons. 57And when it was late, a rich man came from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also had himself been a disciple of Jesus. 58He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered the body to be handed over, 59and Joseph took the body and wrapped it up in clean fine linen, 60and he put it in his new tomb which he had hewn out in the rock, and he rolled a large stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61And Mary Magdalene was there, as was the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb. 62And the next day, which was after the Preparation Day, the senior priests and Pharisees held a meeting with Pilate, 63and they said, “Your Excellency, we remember that that deceiver said, when he was still alive, ‘In three days time I will rise again.’ 64So order the tomb to be secured until the third day, so that his disciples cannot go by night and steal him and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead’, whereby the latter deception would be worse than the former.” 65Then Pilate said to them, “You have your guard. Go and secure it as you know best.” 66So they went and secured the tomb, and they sealed the stone with the guard present.

Reference(s) in Chapter 27: v.9 ↔ Jeremiah 32:25, Jeremiah 32:44, Zechariah 11:12-13 ● v.10 ↔ Zechariah 11:13 ● v.35 ↔ Psalm 22:19MT (Psalm 22:18AV) ● v.46 ↔ Psalm 22:2MT (Psalm 22:1AV).

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