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Matthew 27

   

Judas's Remorse

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Matthew 27:1
  Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;
   
Matthew 27:2
  and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.
   
Matthew 27:3
  Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
   
Matthew 27:4
  saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to that yourself!"
   
Matthew 27:5
  And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
   
Matthew 27:6
  The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since it is the price of blood."
   
Matthew 27:7
  And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter's Field as a burial place for strangers.
   
Matthew 27:8
  For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
   
Matthew 27:9
  Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "AND THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE PRICE OF THE ONE WHOSE PRICE HAD BEEN SET by the sons of Israel;
   
Matthew 27:10
  AND THEY GAVE THEM FOR THE POTTER'S FIELD, AS THE LORD DIRECTED ME."
     
   

Jesus before Pilate

 
Matthew 27:11
  Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."
   
Matthew 27:12
  And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.
   
Matthew 27:13
  Then Pilate *said to Him, "Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?"
   
Matthew 27:14
  And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed.
   
Matthew 27:15
  Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the people any one prisoner whom they wanted.
   
Matthew 27:16
  At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
   
Matthew 27:17
  So when the people gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"
   
Matthew 27:18
  For he knew that because of envy they had handed Him over.
   
Matthew 27:19
  While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him."
   
Matthew 27:20
  But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.
   
Matthew 27:21
  But the governor said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."
   
Matthew 27:22
  Pilate *said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all *said, "Crucify Him!"
   
Matthew 27:23
  And he said, "Why, what evil has He done?" But they kept shouting all the more, saying, "Crucify Him!"
   
Matthew 27:24
  When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."
   
Matthew 27:25
  And all the people said, "His blood shall be on us and on our children!"
   
Matthew 27:26
  Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
     
   

Jesus Is Mocked

 
Matthew 27:27
  Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him.
   
Matthew 27:28
  They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.
   
Matthew 27:29
  And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
   
Matthew 27:30
  They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
   
Matthew 27:31
  After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
   
Matthew 27:32
  As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
     
   

The Crucifixion

 
Matthew 27:33
  And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull,
   
Matthew 27:34
  they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.
   
Matthew 27:35
  And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.
   
Matthew 27:36
  And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there.
   
Matthew 27:37
  And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
   
Matthew 27:38
  At that time two robbers *were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
   
Matthew 27:39
  And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads
   
Matthew 27:40
  and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."
   
Matthew 27:41
  In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying,
   
Matthew 27:42
  "He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
   
Matthew 27:43
  HE TRUSTS IN GOD; LET GOD RESCUE Him now, IF HE DELIGHTS IN HIM; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
   
Matthew 27:44
  The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.
   
Matthew 27:45
  Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.
   
Matthew 27:46
  About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
   
Matthew 27:47
  And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, "This man is calling for Elijah."
   
Matthew 27:48
  Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.
   
Matthew 27:49
  But the rest of them said, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him."
   
Matthew 27:50
  And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
   
Matthew 27:51
  And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
   
Matthew 27:52
  The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
   
Matthew 27:53
  and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
   
Matthew 27:54
  Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
   
Matthew 27:55
  Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.
   
Matthew 27:56
  Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
     
   

Jesus Is Buried

 
Matthew 27:57
  When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
   
Matthew 27:58
  This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
   
Matthew 27:59
  And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
   
Matthew 27:60
  and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away.
   
Matthew 27:61
  And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
   
Matthew 27:62
  Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate,
   
Matthew 27:63
  and said, "Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I am to rise again.'
   
Matthew 27:64
  Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."
   
Matthew 27:65
  Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how."
   
Matthew 27:66
  And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.
     
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