1 And the entire assembly of them, having risen up, led Him to Pilatus,
2 and began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this one corrupting the nation, and forbidding to pay taxes to Kaisar, saying that He Himself is Mashiaḥ, a Sovereign.”
3 And Pilatus asked Him, saying, “You are the Sovereign of the Yahuḏim?” And answering him He said, “You say it.”
4 And Pilatus said to the chief kohenim and the crowd, “I find no guilt in this Man.”
5 But they were insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching through all Yahuḏah, beginning from Galil unto this place.”
6 And when Pilatus heard of Galil, he asked if the Man was a Galilean.
7 And when he learned that He was under the authority of Hĕrodĕs, he sent Him to Hĕrodĕs, who was also in Yerushalayim in those days.
8 And seeing 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, Hĕrodĕs rejoiced greatly, for a long time he had wanted to see Him, because he had heard much about Him, and was anticipating to see some miracle done by Him,
9 and was questioning Him with many words, but He gave him no answer.
10 And the chief kohenim and the scribes stood, accusing Him intensely.
11 And Hĕrodĕs, with his soldiers, made light of Him and mocked Him, dressing Him in a bright robe, and sent Him back to Pilatus.
12 And on that day Pilatus and Hĕrodĕs became friends with each other, for before that they had been at enmity with each other.
13 And Pilatus, having called together the chief kohenim and the rulers and the people,
14 said to them, “You brought this Man to me, as one who turns away the people. And look, I have examined Him in your presence and have found no guilt in this Man regarding the charges which you make against Him,
15 and neither did Hĕrodĕs, for I sent you back to him. And look, He has done naught deserving death.
16 “Having disciplined Him, then, I shall release” –
17 for he had to release one to them at the Festival.
18 And they cried out, all together, saying, “Away with this One, and release to us Barabba” –
19 who had been thrown into prison for a certain uprising made in the city, and for murder.
20 Wishing to release 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, then, Pilatus appealed to them again.
21 But they were calling out, saying, “Impale! Impale Him!”
22 And he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. Having disciplined Him then, I shall release.”
23 But with loud voices they insisted, asking for Him to be impaled. And the voices of these men and of the chief kohenim were prevailing.
24 And Pilatus pronounced sentence that what they asked should be done.
25 And he released the one they asked for, who for uprising and murder had been thrown into prison, but he handed 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 over to their wants.
26 And as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Shim’on a Kurĕnaion, who was coming from the field, and they put the stake on him, to bear it behind 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
27 And a great number of the people were following Him, and women who also were mourning and lamenting Him.
28 But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Yerushalayim, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
29 “For look, days are coming in which they shall say, ‘Baruḵ are the barren, and wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never nursed!’
30 “Then they shall begin ‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ‘
31 “Because if they do this to the green tree, what is going to be done to the dry?”
32 And two others also, evil-doers, were led with Him to be put to death.
33 And when they had come to the place called Golgotha, they impaled Him there, and the evil-doers, one on the right and the other on the left.
34 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.
35 And the people were standing, looking on, and the rulers also were sneering with them, saying, “He saved others, let Him save Himself if He is ha’Mashiaḥ, the chosen of Elohim.”
36 And the soldiers were mocking Him too, coming and offering Him vinegar,
37 and saying, “If You are the Sovereign of the Yahuḏim, save Yourself.”
38 And there was also an inscription written over Him in letters of Yawanite, and Roman, and lḇri: THIS IS THE SOVEREIGN OF THE YAHUḎIM.
39 And one of the evil-doers who were hanged, was speaking evil of Him, saying, “If You are ha’Mashiaḥ, save Yourself and us.”
40 But the other, responding, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear Elohim, since you are under the same judgment?
41 “And we, indeed, rightly so, for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this One has done no wrong.”
42 And he said to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, “Aḏonai, remember me when You come into Your reign.”
43 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said to him, “Truly, I say to you today, you shall be with Me in Paradise.”
44 And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over all the land, until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the Mishkan was torn in two.
46 And crying out with a loud voice, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” And having said this, He breathed His last.
47 And the captain, seeing what took place, praised Elohim, saying, “Truly, this Man was righteous!”
48 And when all the crowds who had gathered to that sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.
49 And all those who knew Him, and the women who followed Him from Galil, stood at a distance, watching this.
50 And see, a man named Yosĕph, a council member, a good and righteous man –
51 he was not agreeing with their counsel and deed – from Ramathayim, a city of the Yahuḏm, who himself was also waiting for the reign of Elohim,
52 he, going to Pilatus, asked for the body of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
53 And taking it down, he wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb hewn out of the rock, where no one was yet laid.
54 And it was Preparation day, and the Sabbath was approaching.
55 And the women who had come with Him from Galil followed after, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid.
56 And having returned, they prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Shabbath according to the Command.