The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - John
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- So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.
- And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and
they put on Him a purple robe.
- Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with their
- Pilate then went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I am bringing Him
out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him."
- Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And
Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!"
- Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out,
saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "You take Him and
crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him."
- The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He ought
to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."
- Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid,
- And went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, "Where are You
from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
- Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that
I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?"
- Jesus answered, "You could have no power at all against Me unless it had
been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the
- From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying,
"If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Whoever makes himself a
king speaks against Caesar."
- When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down
in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew,
- Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour.
And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"
- But 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!"
- Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led
- And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a
Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
- Where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and
Jesus in the center.
- Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
- Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was
crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
- Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write,
'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said, "I am the King of the Jews." ' "
- Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
- Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and
made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was
without seam, woven from the top in one piece.
- They said therefore among themselves, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots
for it, whose it shall be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:
"They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."
Therefore the soldiers did these things.
- Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister,
Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
- When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved
standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"
- Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour
that disciple took her to his own home.
- After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the
Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!"
- Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge
with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
- So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And
bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
- Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not
remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews
asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken
- Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other
who was crucified with Him.
- But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not
break His legs.
- But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately
blood and water came out.
- And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows
that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.
- For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not
one of His bones shall be broken."
- And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they
- After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly,
for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus;
and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus.
- And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a
mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
- Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the
spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.
- 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.
- So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day, for the
tomb was nearby.
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