And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him;
and they began to come up to Him and say, " Hail, King of the Jews!' and to give Him slaps in the face.
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.'
Jesus then came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold, the Man!'
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.'
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.'
Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid;
and he entered into the Praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?' But Jesus gave him no answer.
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?'
Jesus answered, " You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.'
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.'
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.
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!'
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.'
So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified.
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.
There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between.
Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, " JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.'
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.
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.'
Pilate answered, " What I have written I have written.'
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.
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.'
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.
When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, " Woman, behold, your son!'
Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!' From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, " I am thirsty.'
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.
Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, " It is finished!' And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
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.
So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was crucified with Him;
but coming to Jesus, when they 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 also may believe.
For these things came to pass to fulfill the Scripture, " NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN.'
And again another Scripture says, " THEY SHALL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED.'
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.
Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight.
So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
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.
Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation, since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. 20
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb.
So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, " They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.'
So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb.
The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;
and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.
And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there,
and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.
So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.
For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
So the disciples went away again to their own homes.
But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb;
and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.
And they said to her, " Woman, why are you weeping?' She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.'
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, " Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?' Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.'
Jesus said to her, "Mary!' She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, " Rabboni!' (which means, Teacher).
Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, "I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'
Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord,' and that He had said these things to her.
So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, " Peace be with you.'
And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
So Jesus said to them again, " Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.'
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
" If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.'
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!' But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.'
After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, " Peace be with you.'
Then He said to Thomas, " Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.'
Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!'
Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.'
Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name. 21
After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way.
Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.
Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing.' They said to him, "We will also come with you.' They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.
But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
So Jesus said to them, "Children, you do not have any fish, do you?' They answered Him, "No.'
And He said to them, " Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.' So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord.' So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea.
But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.
So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread.
Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.'
Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.
Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast.' None of the disciples ventured to question Him, "Who are You?' knowing that it was the Lord.
Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish likewise.
This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?' He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.' He said to him, "Tend My lambs.'
He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?' He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.' He said to him, " Shepherd My sheep.'
He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?' Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?' And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.' Jesus said to him, " Tend My sheep.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.'
Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, " Follow Me!'
Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, "Lord, who is the one who betrays You?'
So Peter seeing him said to Jesus, "Lord, and what about this man?'
Jesus said to him, "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!'
Therefore this saying went out among the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?'
This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.