And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate.
And they began to accuse him, saying, We have found this [man] perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king.
And Pilate demanded of him saying, Art *thou* the king of the Jews? And he answering him said, Thou sayest.
And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, I find no guilt in this man.
But they insisted, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, beginning from Galilee even on to here.
But Pilate, having heard Galilee [named], demanded if the man were a Galilaean;
and having learned that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, remitted him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in those days.
And when Herod saw Jesus he greatly rejoiced, for he had been a long while desirous of seeing him, because of hearing many things concerning him, and he hoped to see some sign done by him;
and he questioned him in many words, but *he* answered him nothing.
And the chief priests and the scribes stood and accused him violently.
And Herod with his troops having set him at nought and mocked him, having put a splendid robe upon him, sent him back to Pilate.
And Pilate and Herod became friends with one another the same day, for they had been at enmity before between themselves.
And Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
said to them, Ye have brought to me this man as turning away the people [to rebellion], and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found nothing criminal in this man as to the things of which ye accuse him;
nor Herod either, for I remitted you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done by him.
Having chastised him therefore, I will release him.
( Now he was obliged to release one for them at the feast.)
But they cried out in a mass saying, Away with this [man] and release Barabbas to us;
who was one who, for a certain tumult which had taken place in the city, and [for] murder, had been cast into prison.
Pilate therefore, desirous to release Jesus, again addressed [them].
But they cried out in reply saying, Crucify, crucify him.
And he said the third time to them, What evil then has this [man] done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will chastise him therefore and release him.
But they were urgent with loud voices, begging that he might be crucified. And their voices [and those of the chief priests] prevailed.
And Pilate adjudged that what they begged should take place.
And he released him who, for tumult and murder, had been cast into prison, whom they begged for, and Jesus he delivered up to their will.
And as they led him away, they laid hold on a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, and put the cross upon him to bear it behind Jesus.
And a great multitude of the people, and of women who wailed and lamented him, followed him.
And Jesus turning round to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me, but weep over yourselves and over your children;
for behold, days are coming in which they will say, Blessed [are] the barren, and wombs that have not borne, and breasts that have not given suck.
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us; and to the hills, Cover us:
for if these things are done in the green tree, what shall take place in the dry?
Now two others also, malefactors, were led with him to be put to death.
And when they came to the place which is called Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, the other on the left.
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And, parting out his garments, they cast lots.
And the people stood beholding, and the rulers also [with them] sneered, saying, He has saved others; let him save himself if this is the Christ, the chosen one of God.
And the soldiers also made game of him, coming up offering him vinegar,
and saying, If *thou* be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
And there was also an inscription [written] over him in Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew letters: This is the King of the Jews.
Now one of the malefactors who had been hanged spoke insultingly to him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us.
But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost *thou* too not fear God, thou that art under the same judgment?
and *we* indeed justly, for we receive the just recompense of what we have done; but this [man] has done nothing amiss.
And he said to Jesus, Remember me, [Lord,] when thou comest in thy kingdom.
And Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
And it was about [the] sixth hour, and there came darkness over the whole land until [the] ninth hour.
And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple rent in the midst.
And Jesus, having cried with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired.
Now the centurion, seeing what took place, glorified God, saying, In very deed this man was just.
And all the crowds who had come together to that sight, having seen the things that took place, returned, beating [their] breasts.
And all those who knew him stood afar off, the women also who had followed him from Galilee, beholding these things.
And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good man and a just
(this [man] had not assented to their counsel and deed), of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who also waited, [himself also,] for the kingdom of God
-- he having gone to Pilate begged the body of Jesus;
and having taken it down, wrapped it in fine linen and placed him in a tomb hewn in the rock, where no one had ever been laid.
And it was preparation day, and [the] sabbath twilight was coming on.
And women, who had come along with him out of Galilee, having followed, saw the sepulchre and how his body was placed.
And having returned they prepared aromatic spices and ointments, and remained quiet on the sabbath, according to the commandment.
But on the morrow of the sabbath, very early indeed in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the aromatic spices which they had prepared.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And when they had entered they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass as they were in perplexity about it, that behold, two men suddenly stood by them in shining raiment.
And as they were filled with fear and bowed their faces to the ground, they said to them, Why seek ye the living one among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke to you, being yet in Galilee,
saying, The Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, and rise the third day.
And they remembered his words;
and, returning from the sepulchre, related all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
Now it was Mary of Magdala, and Johanna, and Mary the [mother] of James, and the others with them, who told these things to the apostles.
And their words appeared in their eyes as an idle tale, and they disbelieved them.
But Peter, rising up, ran to the sepulchre, and stooping down he sees the linen clothes lying there alone, and went away home, wondering at what had happened.
And behold, two of them were going on the same day to a village distant sixty stadia from Jerusalem, called Emmaus;
and they conversed with one another about all these things which had taken place.
And it came to pass as they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus himself drawing nigh, went with them;
but their eyes were holden so as not to know him.
And he said to them, What discourses are these which pass between you as ye walk, and are downcast?
And one [of them], named Cleopas, answering said to him, Thou sojournest alone in Jerusalem, and dost not know what has taken place in it in these days?
And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, The things concerning Jesus the Nazaraean, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people;
and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to [the] judgment of death and crucified him.
But *we* had hoped that *he* was [the one] who is about to redeem Israel. But then, besides all these things, it is now, to-day, the third day since these things took place.
And withal, certain women from amongst us astonished us, having been very early at the sepulchre,
and, not having found his body, came, saying that they also had seen a vision of angels, who say that he is living.
And some of those with us went to the sepulchre, and found it so, as the women also had said, but him they saw not.
And *he* said to them, O senseless and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory?
And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
And they drew near to the village where they were going, and *he* made as though he would go farther.
And they constrained him, saying, Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is declining. And he entered in to stay with them.
And it came to pass as he was at table with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken it, gave it to them.
And their eyes were opened, and they recognised him. And he disappeared from them.
And they said to one another, Was not our heart burning in us as he spoke to us on the way, [and] as he opened the scriptures to us?
And rising up the same hour, they returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven, and those with them, gathered together,
saying, The Lord is indeed risen and has appeared to Simon.
And they related what [had happened] on the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
And as they were saying these things, he himself stood in their midst, and says to them, Peace [be] unto you.
But they, being confounded and being frightened, supposed they beheld a spirit.
And he said to them, Why are ye troubled? and why are thoughts rising in your hearts?
behold my hands and my feet, that it is *I* myself. Handle me and see, for a spirit has not flesh and bones as ye see me having.
And having said this he shewed them his hands and his feet.
But while they yet did not believe for joy, and were wondering, he said to them, Have ye anything here to eat?
And they gave him part of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb;
and he took it and ate before them.
And he said to them, These [are] the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all that is written concerning me in the law of Moses and prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.
Then he opened their understanding to understand the scriptures,
and said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Christ to suffer, and to rise from among the dead the third day;
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem.
And *ye* are witnesses of these things.
And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but do ye remain in the city till ye be clothed with power from on high.
And he led them out as far as Bethany, and having lifted up his hands, he blessed them.
And it came to pass as he was blessing them, he was separated from them and was carried up into heaven.
And *they*, having done him homage, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God.