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Matthew 27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Judas’s Remorse

27 Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death; and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty [a]pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!” And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. 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.” And they conferred together and [b]with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers. For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “And [c]they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one whose price had been set by the sons of Israel; 10 and [d]they gave them for the Potter’s Field, as the Lord directed me.”

Jesus before Pilate

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.” 12 And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer. 13 Then Pilate *said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” 14 And He did not answer him with regard to even a single [e]charge, so the governor was quite amazed.

15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the [f]people any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16 At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. 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?” 18 For he knew that because of envy they had handed Him over.

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 [g]last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him.” 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death. 21 But the governor [h]said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate *said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all *said, “[i]Crucify Him!” 23 And he said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they kept shouting all the more, saying, “[j]Crucify Him!”

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.” 25 And all the people said, “His blood shall be on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released Barabbas [k]for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the [l]Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman [m]cohort around Him. 28 They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. 29 And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a [n]reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head. 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.

32 As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, [o]whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.

The Crucifixion

33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull, 34 they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.

35 And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting [p]lots. 36 And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there. 37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him [q]which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

38 At that time two robbers *were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 And those passing by were [r]hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads 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.” 41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying, 42 He saved others; [s]He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him. 43 He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now, if He [t]delights in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.

45 Now from the [u]sixth hour darkness [v]fell upon all the land until the [w]ninth hour. 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?” 47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 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. 49 But the rest of them said, “[x]Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him[y].” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 And behold, the [z]veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the [aa]saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many. 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 [ab]the Son of God!”

55 Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while [ac]ministering to Him. 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

57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 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. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.

62 Now on the next day, [ad]the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, 63 and said, “Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I am to rise again.’ 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.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.” 66 And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 27:3 Or silver shekels
  2. Matthew 27:7 Lit from them
  3. Matthew 27:9 Or I took; cf Zech 11:13
  4. Matthew 27:10 Some early mss read I gave
  5. Matthew 27:14 Lit word
  6. Matthew 27:15 Lit crowd
  7. Matthew 27:19 Lit today
  8. Matthew 27:21 Lit answered and said to them
  9. Matthew 27:22 Lit Let Him be crucified
  10. Matthew 27:23 Lit Let Him be crucified
  11. Matthew 27:26 Or to them
  12. Matthew 27:27 I.e. the governor’s official residence
  13. Matthew 27:27 Or battalion
  14. Matthew 27:29 Or staff; i.e. to mimic a king’s scepter
  15. Matthew 27:32 Lit this one
  16. Matthew 27:35 Lit a lot
  17. Matthew 27:37 Lit written
  18. Matthew 27:39 Or blaspheming
  19. Matthew 27:42 Or can He not save Himself?
  20. Matthew 27:43 Or takes pleasure in; or cares for him
  21. Matthew 27:45 I.e. 12 noon
  22. Matthew 27:45 Or occurred
  23. Matthew 27:45 I.e. 3 p.m.
  24. Matthew 27:49 Lit Permit that we see
  25. Matthew 27:49 Some early mss read And another took a spear and pierced His side, and there came out water and blood (cf John 19:34)
  26. Matthew 27:51 Or curtain
  27. Matthew 27:52 Or holy ones
  28. Matthew 27:54 Or a son of God or a son of a god
  29. Matthew 27:55 Or caring for Him
  30. Matthew 27:62 Lit which is after
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Matthew 27 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

27 And morning having come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to put him to death;

and having bound him, they did lead away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.

Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying,

`I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, `What -- to us? thou shalt see!'

and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.

And the chief priests having taken the silverlings, said, `It is not lawful to put them to the treasury, seeing it is the price of blood;'

and having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter, for the burial of strangers;

therefore was that field called, `Field of blood,' unto this day.

Then was fulfilled that spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, `And I took the thirty silverlings, the price of him who hath been priced, whom they of the sons of Israel did price,

10 and gave them for the field of the potter, as the Lord did appoint to me.'

11 And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor did question him, saying, `Art thou the king of the Jews!' And Jesus said to him, `Thou sayest.'

12 And in his being accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not answer any thing,

13 then saith Pilate to him, `Dost thou not hear how many things they witness against thee?'

14 And he did not answer him, not even to one word, so that the governor did wonder greatly.

15 And at the feast the governor had been accustomed to release one to the multitude, a prisoner, whom they willed,

16 and they had then a noted prisoner, called Barabbas,

17 they therefore having been gathered together, Pilate said to them, `Whom will ye I shall release to you? Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?'

18 for he had known that because of envy they had delivered him up.

19 And as he is sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent unto him, saying, `Nothing -- to thee and to that righteous one, for many things did I suffer to-day in a dream because of him.'

20 And the chief priests and the elders did persuade the multitudes that they might ask for themselves Barabbas, and might destroy Jesus;

21 and the governor answering said to them, `Which of the two will ye [that] I shall release to you?' And they said, `Barabbas.'

22 Pilate saith to them, `What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?' They all say to him, `Let be crucified!'

23 And the governor said, `Why, what evil did he?' and they were crying out the more, saying, `Let be crucified.'

24 And Pilate having seen that it profiteth nothing, but rather a tumult is made, having taken water, he did wash the hands before the multitude, saying, `I am innocent from the blood of this righteous one; ye -- ye shall see;'

25 and all the people answering said, `His blood [is] upon us, and upon our children!'

26 Then did he release to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered [him] up that he may be crucified;

27 then the soldiers of the governor having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, did gather to him all the band;

28 and having unclothed him, they put around him a crimson cloak,

29 and having plaited him a crown out of thorns they put [it] on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and having kneeled before him, they were mocking him, saying, `Hail, the king of the Jews.'

30 And having spit on him, they took the reed, and were smiting on his head;

31 and when they had mocked him, they took off from him the cloak, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify [him].

32 And coming forth, they found a man, a Cyrenian, by name Simon: him they impressed that he might bear his cross;

33 and having come to a place called Golgotha, that is called Place of a Skull,

34 they gave him to drink vinegar mixed with gall, and having tasted, he would not drink.

35 And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting a lot, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the prophet, `They divided my garments to themselves, and over my vesture they cast a lot;'

36 and sitting down, they were watching him there,

37 and they put up over his head, his accusation written, `This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.'

38 Then crucified with him are two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left,

39 and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging their heads,

40 and saying, `Thou that art throwing down the sanctuary, and in three days building [it], save thyself; if Son thou art of God, come down from the cross.'

41 And in like manner also the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders, said,

42 `Others he saved; himself he is not able to save! If he be King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him;

43 he hath trusted on God, let Him now deliver him, if He wish him, because he said -- Son of God I am;'

44 with the same also the robbers, who were crucified with him, were reproaching him.

45 And from the sixth hour darkness came over all the land unto the ninth hour,

46 and about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a great voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, `My God, my God, why didst Thou forsake me?'

47 And certain of those standing there having heard, said -- `Elijah he doth call;'

48 and immediately, one of them having run, and having taken a spunge, having filled [it] with vinegar, and having put [it] on a reed, was giving him to drink,

49 but the rest said, `Let alone, let us see if Elijah doth come -- about to save him.'

50 And Jesus having again cried with a great voice, yielded the spirit;

51 and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,

52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose,

53 and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many.

54 And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were exceedingly afraid, saying, `Truly this was God's Son.'

55 And there were there many women beholding from afar, who did follow Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,

56 among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 And evening having come, there came a rich man, from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was discipled to Jesus,

58 he having gone near to Pilate, asked for himself the body of Jesus; then Pilate commanded the body to be given back.

59 And having taken the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,

60 and laid it in his new tomb, that he hewed in the rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, he went away;

61 and there were there Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over-against the sepulchre.

62 And on the morrow that is after the preparation, were gathered together the chief priests, and the Pharisees, unto Pilate,

63 saying, `Sir, we have remembered that that deceiver said while yet living, After three days I do rise;

64 command, then, the sepulchre to be made secure till the third day, lest his disciples, having come by night, may steal him away, and may say to the people, He rose from the dead, and the last deceit shall be worse than the first.'

65 And Pilate said to them, `Ye have a watch, go away, make secure -- as ye have known;'

66 and they, having gone, did make the sepulchre secure, having sealed the stone, together with the watch.

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