John 19 New American Standard Bible

19 1  Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. 2  And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head , and put a purple robe on Him; 3  and they began to come up to Him and say , " Hail , King of the Jews !" and to give Him slaps in the face. 4  Pilate came out again and said to them, "Behold , I am bringing Him out to you so that you may know that I find no guilt in Him." 5  Jesus then came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe . Pilate said to them, "Behold , the Man !" 6  So when the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out saying , "Crucify , crucify !" Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no guilt in Him." 7  The Jews answered him, " We have a law , and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God ." 8  Therefore when Pilate heard this statement , he was even more afraid ; 9  and he entered into the Praetorium again and said to Jesus , "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer . 10  So Pilate said to Him, "You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?" 11  Jesus answered , " You would have no e authority over Me, unless e it had been given you from above ; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin ." 12  As a result of this Pilate made efforts to release Him, but the Jews cried out saying , " If you release this Man , you are no friend of Caesar ; everyone who makes himself out to be a king opposes Caesar ." 13  Therefore when Pilate heard these words , he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement , but in Hebrew , Gabbatha . 14  Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover ; it was about the sixth hour . And he said to the Jews , "Behold , your King !" 15  So they cried out, " Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King ?" The chief priests answered , "We have no king but Caesar ."

16  So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified .

The Crucifixion

17  They took Jesus , therefore , and He went out, bearing His own cross , to the place called the Place of a Skull , which is called in Hebrew , Golgotha . 18  There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men , one on either side , and Jesus in between .

19  Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross . It was written , " JESUS THE NAZARENE , THE KING OF THE JEWS ." 20  Therefore many of the Jews read this inscription , for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city ; and it was written in Hebrew , Latin and in Greek . 21  So the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate , "Do not write , ' The King of the Jews '; but that He said , 'I am King of the Jews .' " 22  Pilate answered , " What I have written I have written ." 23  Then the soldiers , when they had crucified Jesus , took His outer garments and made four parts , a part to every soldier and also the tunic ; now the tunic was seamless , woven in one piece . 24  So they said to one another , " Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be"; this was to fulfill the Scripture : "THEY DIVIDED MY OUTER GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND FOR MY CLOTHING THEY CAST LOTS ." 25  Therefore the soldiers did these things . But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother , and His mother's sister , Mary the wife of Clopas , and Mary Magdalene . 26  When Jesus then saw His mother , and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby , He said to His mother , " Woman , behold , your son !" 27  Then He said to the disciple , "Behold , your mother !" From that hour the disciple took her into his own household. 28  After this , Jesus , knowing that all things had already been accomplished , to fulfill the Scripture , said , " I am thirsty ." 29  A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth . 30  Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine , He said , " It is finished !" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit .

Jesus' Side Pierced

31  Then the Jews , because it was the day of preparation , so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day ), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken , and that they might be taken away . 32  So the soldiers came , and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was crucified with Him; 33  but coming to Jesus , when they saw that He was already dead , they did not break His legs . 34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear , and immediately blood and water came out. 35  And he who has seen has testified , and his testimony is true ; and he knows that he is telling the truth , so that you also may believe . 36  For these things came to pass to fulfill the Scripture , " NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN ." 37  And again another Scripture says , " THEY SHALL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED ."

The Burial of Jesus

38  After these things Joseph of Arimathea , being a disciple of Jesus , but a secret one for fear of the Jews , asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus ; and Pilate granted permission . So he came and took away His body . 39  Nicodemus , who had first come to Him by night , also came , bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes , about a hundred pounds weight. 40  So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices , as is the burial custom of the Jews . 41  Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden , and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid . 42  Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation , since the tomb was nearby , they laid Jesus there .

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