Jesus Sentenced to Be Crucified
1Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face.
4Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” 5When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
6As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”
But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”
7The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”
8When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, 9and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. 10“Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”
11Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
12From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.”
13When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon.
“Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.
15But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”
“Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.
“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.
16Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.
The Crucifixion of Jesus
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
19Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. 20Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. 21The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.”
22Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”
23When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
24“Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”
This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said,
“They divided my clothes among them
and cast lots for my garment.”19:24 Psalm 22:18
So this is what the soldiers did.
25Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,19:26 The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect. here is your son,” 27and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
The Death of Jesus
28Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
31Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 33But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. 35The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. 36These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,”19:36 Exodus 12:46; Num. 9:12; Psalm 34:20 37and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”19:37 Zech. 12:10
The Burial of Jesus
38Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.19:39 Or about 34 kilograms 40Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. 41At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
1Pilato ma wɔbɔɔ Yesu mmaa. 2Asraafo no de nsɔe nwenee ahenkyɛw hyɛɛ Yesu; afei, wɔde atade kɔkɔɔ nso hyɛɛ no. 3Wodii ne ho fɛw, bobɔɔ nʼani so kae se, “Yudafo hene, wo nkwa so!”
4Pilato fii adi kɔka kyerɛɛ dɔm no bio se, “Mɛsan de no abrɛ mo ama moahu sɛ minni asɛm biara a megyina so abu no fɔ.” 5Bere a Yesu fii adi bae no, na ɔhyɛ ahenkyɛw a wɔde nsɔe anwen ne atade kɔkɔɔ. Pilato ka kyerɛɛ dɔm no se, “Onipa no ni!”
6Bere a asɔfo mpanyin ne mpanyimfo no huu Yesu no, wɔteɛteɛɛ mu se, “Bɔ no asennua mu! Bɔ no asennua mu!”
Pilato ka kyerɛ wɔn se, “Mo ankasa momfa no nkɔ nkɔbɔ no asennua mu, efisɛ minni asɛm biara a megyina so abu no fɔ.”
7Yudafo no buae se, “Yɛwɔ mmara a ɛkyerɛ sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ owu, efisɛ ɔkae se ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn Ba.”
8Bere a Pilato tee asɛm a wɔkae no, ɔbɔɔ hu yiye. 9Ɔsan kɔɔ ahemfi hɔ kobisaa Yesu se, “Ɛhe na wufi?” Nanso Yesu ammua no. 10Pilato bisaa no se, “Woremmua me ana? Ɛsɛ sɛ wuhu sɛ mewɔ tumi sɛ migyaa wo na mewɔ tumi nso sɛ mema wɔbɔ wo asennua mu!”
11Yesu buaa no se, “Sɛ Onyankopɔn amfa saa tumi no amma wo a anka wunni me so tumi biara. Enti onipa a ɔde me brɛɛ wo no na wayɛ bɔne a ɛso.”
12Bere a Pilato tee asɛm a Yesu kae no, ɔhwehwɛɛ ɔkwan bi a ɔbɛfa so agyaa no. Nanso Yudafo no teɛteɛɛ mu se, “Sɛ wugyaa no a na wonyɛ Kaesare adamfo! Obiara a ɔyɛ ne ho ɔhene no tia Kaesare!”
13Bere a Pilato tee asɛm a Yudafo no kae no, ɔde Yesu fii adi na ɔbɛtenaa nʼatemmu agua so wɔ faako a wɔfrɛ hɔ Abo Nsɛmee, (a Hebri kasa mu no, ɛyɛ “Gabata”). 14Ade rebɛkye ama Twam Afahyɛ no adu so no, ɛbɛyɛ owigyinae no.
Pilato ka kyerɛɛ Yudafo no se, “Mo hene no ni!”
15Dɔm no nso teɛteɛɛ mu bio se, “Fa no kɔ! Bɔ no asennua mu!”
Pilato bisaa wɔn se, “Mopɛ sɛ mebɔ mo hene no asennua mu ana?”
Asɔfo mpanyin no kae se, “Yɛn hene a yɛwɔ ara ne Kaesare!”
16Afei Pilato de Yesu maa Yudafo no sɛ wɔnkɔbɔ no asennua mu.
Wɔbɔ Yesu Asennua Mu
17Enti wɔde Yesu a nʼasennua da ne kɔn ho no kɔɔ kurow no mfikyiri baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ “Nitiri So”, a Hebri kasa mu ɛyɛ “Golgota”. 18Ɛhɔ na wɔbɔɔ Yesu asennua mu. Wɔbɔɔ nnipa baanu bi nso asennua mu kaa ne ho. Na ɔbaako sɛn ne benkum so na ɔbaako nso sɛn ne nifa so a Yesu sɛn wɔn mfimfini.
19Pilato kyerɛw se,
Yesu Nasareni, Yudafo Hene
de taree nʼasennua no atifi. 20Esiane sɛ faako a wɔbɔɔ Yesu asennua mu ne kurow no mu kwan nware, na bio wɔakyerɛw nsɛm no wɔ Hebri, Roma ne Hela kasa mu no nti, nnipa bebree hu kenkanee. 21Yudafo asɔfo mpanyin no ka kyerɛɛ Pilato se, “Nkyerɛw se, ‘Yudafo hene’ na mmom kyerɛw se, ‘Saa ɔbarima yi na ɔkaa se mene Yudafo hene!’ ”
22Pilato kae se, “Nea makyerɛw no, makyerɛw.”
23Asraafo no bɔɔ Yesu asennua mu wiei no, wɔkyɛɛ ne ntade mu maa asraafo baanan no. Na saa atade no yɛ atade bi a wɔanwen fi ne soro kosi ne fam a enni mpamee.
24Asraafo no nyinaa kae se, “Mommma yɛnntetew mu. Momma yɛmmɔ so ntonto na yenhu onipa a obenya.”
Ade a wɔyɛɛ yi sii, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Kyerɛwsɛm a ɛka se,
“Wɔkyekyɛɛ me ntama mu,
bɔɔ mʼatade so ntonto fae” no bɛba mu.
Nea asraafo no yɛe ne no.
25Nnipa a na wogyina Yesu asennua no ho pɛɛ no ne ne na, ne na nuabea, Maria a ɔyɛ Kleopa yere ne Maria Magdalene. 26Yesu huu ne na ne osuani a ɔdɔ no no sɛ wogyina hɔ no, ɔka kyerɛɛ ne na se, “Ɔbea, wo ba ni.” 27Afei ɔka kyerɛɛ osuani no se, “Wo na ni.” Efi saa bere no, osuani no faa no ne no kɔtenae.
28Saa bere no Yesu huu sɛ afei de, biribiara aba nʼawie, na sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Kyerɛwsɛm no bɛba mu no nti, ɔkae se, “Osukɔm de me.” 29Wɔde sapɔw a etua adwerɛ ano bɔɔ nsa a emu keka mu de kaa nʼano. 30Yesu nom wiei no, ɔkae se, “Mawie!” Ɔkaa eyi wiee no, osii ne ti ase na ogyaa ne honhom mu.
31Na da no yɛ ahosiesie da, na Yudafo mpanyimfo no mpɛ sɛ wɔma amu no sensɛn asennua no so kosi nʼadekyee a wobedi Twam Afahyɛ no. Enti wɔkɔka kyerɛɛ Pilato se wɔpɛ sɛ wobubu nnipa no anan sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobetumi ayiyi wɔn amu no afi asennua no so. 32Asraafo no kobubuu ɔbarima a odi kan a ɔka nnipa baanu a wɔbɔɔ wɔne Yesu asennua mu ho no anan; wowiei no, wokobubuu ɔbarima a ɔto so abien no nso anan19.32 Wokobubuu: wɔyɛ eyi, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a onipa a wɔabɔ no asennua mu no bewu ntɛm.. 33Nanso woduu Yesu so no wohuu sɛ ɔno de, na wawu dedaw enti wɔammu ne nan bi. 34Asraafo no mu baako de ne peaw wɔɔ ne mfe maa mogyasufi fii ne mfe mu bae. 35Onipa a ohuu nea esii no na wadi ho adanse. Nʼadanse no yɛ nokware, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mo nso mubegye adi. 36Eyinom nyinaa sii sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Kyerɛwsɛm a ɛka se, “Wɔremmu ne dompe bi” 37ne “Nnipa bɛhwɛ nea wɔwɔɔ ne mfe mu peaw” no bɛba mu.
38Eyi akyi no, Yosef a ofi Arimatea a esiane Yudafo ho hu nti, na ɔyɛ Yesu suani wɔ kokoa mu no kɔsrɛɛ Pilato sɛ ɔmma no kwan na onkoyi Yesu amu no. Pilato penee nʼadesrɛ no so. Ɛno nti okoyii Yesu amu no. 39Nikodemo a da bi anadwo ɔkɔɔ Yesu nkyɛn no nso de kurobow ne aduhuam mfrafrae a emu duru bɛyɛ kilogram aduasa abiɛsa bae. 40Wɔn baanu no de nwera ne aduhuam mfrafrae no kyekyeree Yesu amu no sɛnea Yudafo kwan a wɔfa so sie wɔn amu no te no. 41Na ɔboda foforo bi a wonsiee obi wɔ mu da wɔ turo bi a ɛbɛn baabi a wɔbɔɔ Yesu asennua mu no. 42Esiane sɛ na saa ɔboda no bɛn no nti, wosiee Yesu amu no wɔ hɔ.