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. 2Asraafoɔ no de nkasɛɛ nwonoo ahenkyɛ de hyɛɛ Yesu; afei, wɔde atadeɛ kɔkɔɔ nso hyɛɛ no. 3Wɔdii ne ho fɛw, bobɔɔ no asotorɔ, kaa sɛ, “Yudafoɔ ɔhene, wo nkwa so!”
4Pilato firii adi kɔka kyerɛɛ ɛdɔm no bio sɛ, “Mɛsane de no abrɛ mo ama moahunu sɛ menni asɛm biara a mɛgyina so abu no fɔ.” 5Ɛberɛ a Yesu firii adi baeɛ no, na ɔhyɛ ahenkyɛ a wɔde nkasɛɛ anwono ne atadeɛ kɔkɔɔ. Pilato ka kyerɛɛ dɔm no sɛ, “Onipa no ni!”
6Ɛberɛ a asɔfoɔ mpanin ne awɛmfoɔ no hunuu Yesu no, wɔteateaam sɛ, “Bɔ no asɛnnua mu! Bɔ no asɛnnua mu!”
Pilato ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mo ara ankasa momfa no nkɔ nkɔbɔ no asɛnnua mu, ɛfiri sɛ, menni asɛm biara a mɛgyina so abu no fɔ.”
7Yudafoɔ no buaa sɛ, “Yɛwɔ mmara a ɛkyerɛ sɛ, ɛsɛ sɛ ɔwu, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔkaa sɛ, ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn Ba.”
8Ɛberɛ a Pilato tee asɛm a wɔkaeɛ no, ɔbɔɔ hu yie. 9Ɔsane kɔɔ ahemfie hɔ kɔbisaa Yesu sɛ, “Ɛhe na wofiri?” Nanso Yesu ammua no. 10Pilato bisaa no sɛ, “Woremmua me anaa? Ɛsɛ sɛ wohunu sɛ, mewɔ tumi sɛ megyaa wo na mewɔ tumi nso sɛ mema wɔbɔ wo asɛnnua mu!”
11Yesu buaa no sɛ, “Sɛ Onyankopɔn amfa saa tumi no amma wo a, anka wonni me so tumi biara. Enti onipa a ɔde me brɛɛ wo no na wayɛ bɔne a ɛso.”
12Ɛberɛ a Pilato tee asɛm a Yesu kaeɛ no, ɔhwehwɛɛ ɛkwan bi a ɔbɛfa so agyaa no. Nanso, Yudafoɔ no teateaam sɛ, “Sɛ wogyaa no a, na wonyɛ Kaesare adamfo! Obiara a ɔyɛ ne ho ɔhene no tia Kaesare!”
13Ɛberɛ a Pilato tee asɛm a Yudafoɔ no kaeɛ no, ɔde Yesu firii adi na ɔbɛtenaa nʼatemmuo adwa so wɔ faako a wɔfrɛ hɔ Aboɔ Nsɛmeeɛ, a Hebri kasa mu, ɛyɛ “Gabata.” 14Adeɛ rebɛkye ama Twam Afahyɛ no aduru so no, ɛbɛyɛ owigyinaeɛ no.
Pilato ka kyerɛɛ Yudafoɔ no sɛ, “Mo ɔhene no ni!”
15Ɛdɔm no nso teateaa mu bio sɛ, “Fa no kɔ! Bɔ no asɛnnua mu!”
Pilato bisaa wɔn sɛ, “Mopɛ sɛ mebɔ mo ɔhene no asɛnnua mu anaa?”
Asɔfoɔ mpanin no kaa sɛ, “Yɛn ɔhene a yɛwɔ ara ne Kaesare!”
16Afei, Pilato de Yesu maa Yudafoɔ no sɛ wɔnkɔbɔ no asɛnnua mu.
Wɔbɔ Yesu Asɛnnua Mu
17Enti, wɔde Yesu a nʼasɛnnua da ne kɔn ho no kɔɔ kuro no mfikyire baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ “Nitire So” hɔ, a Hebri kasa mu ɛyɛ “Golgota.” 18Ɛhɔ na wɔbɔɔ Yesu asɛnnua mu. Wɔbɔɔ nnipa baanu bi nso asɛnnua mu kaa ne ho. Na ɔbaako sɛn ne benkum so ɛnna ɔbaako nso sɛn ne nifa so a Yesu sɛn wɔn mfimfini.
19Pilato twerɛɛ sɛ:
Yesu Nasareni, Yudafoɔ Ɔhene
maa wɔde taree nʼasɛnnua no atifi. 20Esiane sɛ faako a wɔbɔɔ Yesu asɛnnua mu ne kuro no mu ɛkwan nware, na bio wɔatwerɛ nsɛm no wɔ Hebri, Roma ne Hela kasa mu no enti, nnipa bebree hunu kenkaneeɛ. 21Yudafoɔ asɔfoɔ mpanin no ka kyerɛɛ Pilato sɛ, “Ntwerɛ sɛ, ‘Yudafoɔ ɔhene’ na mmom twerɛ sɛ, ‘Saa ɔbarima yi na ɔkaa sɛ, mene Yudafoɔ ɔhene!’ ”
22Pilato kaa sɛ, “Deɛ matwerɛ no, matwerɛ.”
23Asraafoɔ no bɔɔ Yesu asɛnnua mu wieeɛ no, wɔkyɛɛ ne ntadeɛ mu maa asraafoɔ ɛnan no. Na saa atadeɛ no yɛ atadeɛ bi a, wɔanwono firi ne ɔsoro kɔsi ne fam a ɛnni mpameeɛ.
24Asraafoɔ no nyinaa kaa sɛ, “Mommma yɛnntete mu. Momma yɛmmɔ so ntonto na yɛnhunu onipa a ɔbɛnya.”
Adeɛ a wɔyɛeɛ yi sii sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a Atwerɛsɛm a ɛka sɛ,
“Wɔkyekyɛɛ me ntadeɛ mu,
bɔɔ so ntonto faeɛ” no bɛba mu.
Deɛ asraafoɔ no yɛeɛ ne no.
25Nnipa a na wɔgyina Yesu asɛnnua no ho pɛɛ no ne ne maame, ne maame nuabaa, Maria, a ɔyɛ Kleopa yere ne Maria Magdalene. 26Yesu hunuu ne maame ne osuani a ɔdɔ no no sɛ wɔgyina hɔ no, ɔka kyerɛɛ ne maame sɛ, “Ɔbaa, wo ba nie.” 27Afei, ɔka kyerɛɛ osuani no sɛ, “Wo maame nie.” Ɛfiri saa ɛberɛ no, osuani no faa no ne no kɔtenaeɛ.
28Saa ɛberɛ no, Yesu hunuiɛ sɛ afei deɛ biribiara aba nʼawieeɛ, na sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a Atwerɛsɛm no bɛba mu no enti, ɔkaa sɛ, “Osukɔm de me.” 29Wɔde sapɔ a ɛtua hisope ano bɔɔ nsã a emu keka mu de kaa nʼano. 30Yesu nom wieeɛ no, ɔkaa sɛ, “Mawie!” Ɔkaa yei wieeɛ no, ɔsii ne ti ase na ɔgyaee ne honhom mu.
31Na da no yɛ ahosiesie da, na Yudafoɔ mpanimfoɔ no mpɛ sɛ wɔma amu no sensɛn asɛnnua no so kɔsi nʼadekyeeɛ a wɔbɛdi Twam Afahyɛ no. Enti, wɔkɔka kyerɛɛ Pilato sɛ wɔpɛ sɛ wɔbubu nnipa no nan sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a wɔbɛtumi ayiyi wɔn amu no afiri asɛnnua no so. 32Asraafoɔ no kɔbubuu ɔbarima a ɔdi ɛkan a ɔka nnipa baanu a wɔbɔɔ wɔne Yesu asɛnnua mu ho no nan; wɔwieeɛ no, wɔkɔbubuu ɔbarima a ɔtɔ so mmienu no nso nan19.32 Wɔkɔbubuu ɔbarima a: wɔyɛ yei, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a onipa a wɔabɔ no asɛnnua mu no bɛwu ntɛm.. 33Nanso wɔduruu Yesu so no, wɔhunuu sɛ ɔno deɛ, na wawu dada enti wɔammubu ne nan bi. 34Asraafoɔ no mu baako de ne pea wɔɔ ne mfe maa mogyasufi firi ne mfe mu baeɛ. 35Onipa a ɔhunuu deɛ ɛsiiɛ no na wadi ho adanseɛ. Nʼadanseɛ no yɛ nokorɛ, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mo nso mobɛgye adi. 36Yeinom nyinaa sii sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, Atwerɛsɛm a ɛka sɛ, “Wɔremmu ne dompe bi” 37ne “Nnipa bɛhwɛ deɛ wɔwɔɔ ne mfe mu pea” no bɛba mu.
38Yei akyi no, Yosef a ɔfiri Arimatea a ɛsiane Yudafoɔ ho hu enti, na ɔyɛ Yesu suani wɔ kɔkoam no kɔsrɛɛ Pilato sɛ ɔmma no ɛkwan na ɔnkɔyi Yesu amu no. Pilato penee nʼadesrɛ no so. Ɛno enti, ɔkɔyii Yesu amu no. 39Nikodemo a da bi anadwo ɔkɔɔ Yesu nkyɛn no nso de kurobo ne aduhwam mfrafraeɛ a emu duru bɛyɛ kilogram aduasa mmiɛnsa baeɛ. 40Wɔn baanu no de nwera ne aduhwam mfrafraeɛ no kyekyeree Yesu amu no sɛdeɛ Yudafoɔ ɛkwan a wɔfa so sie wɔn amu no teɛ no. 41Na ɔboda foforɔ bi a wɔnsiee obi wɔ mu da wɔ turo bi a ɛbɛn baabi a wɔbɔɔ Yesu asɛnnua mu no. 42Esiane sɛ na saa ɔboda no bɛn no enti, wɔsiee Yesu amu no wɔ hɔ.