Matthew 27:1-26 Darby’s Translation

Jesus Brought before Pilate

27 1  And when it was morning all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus so that they might put him to death. 2  And having bound him they led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.

The Death of Judas

3  Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, 4  saying, I have sinned [in] having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou [to that]. 5  And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself. 6  And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, It is not lawful to cast them into the Corban, since it is [the] price of blood. 7  And having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter for a burying-ground for strangers. 8  Wherefore that field has been called Blood-field unto this day. 9  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying, And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was set a price on, whom [they who were] of the sons of Israel had set a price on, 10  and they gave them for the field of the potter, according as [the] Lord commanded me.

Pilate Questions Jesus

11  But Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor questioned him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, Thou sayest. 12  And when he was accused of the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing. 13  Then says Pilate to him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? 14  And he answered him not so much as one word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly.

Jesus Sentenced to Die

15  Now at [the] feast the governor was accustomed to release one prisoner to the crowd, whom they would. 16  And they had then a notable prisoner, named Barabbas. 17  They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said to them, Whom will ye that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ? 18  For he knew that they had delivered him up through envy. 19  But, as he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous [man]; for I have suffered to-day many things in a dream because of him. 20  But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should beg for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21  And the governor answering said to them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas. 22  Pilate says to them, What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified. 23  And the governor said, What evil then has he done? But they cried more than ever, saying, Let him be crucified. 24  And Pilate, seeing that it availed nothing, but that rather a tumult was arising, having taken water, washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am guiltless of the blood of this righteous one: see ye [to it]. 25  And all the people answering said, His blood [be] on us and on our children.

26  Then he released to them Barabbas; but Jesus, having scourged [him], he delivered up that he might be crucified.


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