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.
Yesu Aweruzidwa kuti Aphedwe
1Kenaka Pilato anatenga Yesu namukwapula mwankhanza. 2Asilikali analuka nkhata yaminga ndi kumuveka pamutu pake. Kenaka anamuveka mkanjo wapepo 3ndipo ankapita kwa Iye mobwerezabwereza ndi kumanena kuti, “Moni mfumu ya Ayuda?” Ndipo amamumenya makofi.
4Pilato anatulukanso ndipo anati kwa Ayuda, “Taonani, ine ndikumubweretsa kuti inu mudziwe kuti ine sindikupeza chifukwa chomuyimbira mlandu.” 5Pamenepo Yesu anatuluka atavala nkhata yaminga ndi mkanjo wapepo ndipo Pilato anawawuza kuti, “Nayu munthu uja!”
6Atangomuona Iye akulu a ansembe ndi akuluakulu ena anafuwula kuti, “Mpachikeni! Mpachikeni!”
Koma Pilato anayankha kuti, “Inu mutengeni ndi kumupachika. Koma ine sindikupeza chifukwa chomuyimbira mlandu.”
7Ayuda anayimirira nati, “Ife tili ndi lamulo, ndipo molingana ndi lamulolo, Iyeyu ayenera kuphedwa chifukwa akudzitcha kuti ndi Mwana wa Mulungu.”
8Pilato atamva zimenezi, anachita mantha kwambiri, 9ndipo anabwereranso mʼnyumba yaufumu. Iye anafunsa Yesu kuti, “Kodi umachokera kuti?” Koma Yesu sanayankhe. 10Pilato anati, “Kodi ukukana kundiyankhula ine? Kodi sukuzindikira kuti ine ndili ndi mphamvu yokumasula ndiponso mphamvu yokupachika?”
11Yesu anayankha kuti, “Inu simukanakhala ndi mphamvu pa Ine akanapanda kukupatsani kumwamba. Nʼchifukwa chake amene wandipereka Ine kwa inu ndiye wochimwa kwambiri.”
12Kuyambira pamenepo Pilato anayesa kuti amumasule Yesu, koma Ayuda anapitirira kufuwula kuti, “Ngati mumumasula munthuyu kuti apite, inu si bwenzi la Kaisara.”
13Pilato atamva zimenezi, iye anamutulutsa Yesu kunja ndi kukhala pansi pa mpando wa woweruza pamalo otchedwa Mwala Wowaka (umene pa Chiaramaiki ndi Gabata). 14Linali tsiku lokonzekera Sabata la Paska ndipo nthawi inali ora lachisanu ndi chimodzi masana.
Pilato anati kwa Ayuda, “Nayi mfumu yanu.”
15Koma iwo anafuwula kuti, “Choka nayeni! Choka nayeni! Mpachikeni!”
Pilato anafunsa kuti, “Kodi ine ndipachike mfumu yanuyi?”
Akulu a ansembe anayankha kuti, “Ife tilibe mfumu ina koma Kaisara.”
16Pomaliza Pilato anamupereka kwa iwo kuti akapachikidwe. Choncho asilikali anamutenga Yesu.
Kupachikidwa kwa Yesu
17Atanyamula mtanda wake, anapita kumalo otchedwa “Malo a Bade” (mʼChiaramaiki amatchedwa Gologota). 18Pamenepo iwo anamupachika Iye pamodzi ndi anthu ena awiri, mmodzi mbali ina ndi wina mbali inanso ndipo Yesu pakati.
19Pilato analemba chikwangwani chomwe anachikhoma pa mtandapo. Panalembedwa mawu akuti, yesu wa ku nazareti, mfumu ya ayuda. 20Ayuda ambiri anawerenga chikwangwanichi, pakuti pamalo pamene Yesu anapachikidwapo panali pafupi ndi mzinda ndipo chikwangwanicho chinalembedwa mu Chiaramaiki, Chilatini ndi Chigriki. 21Kenaka mkulu wa ansembe wa Ayuda anakadandaula kwa Pilato nati, “Musalembe kuti ‘Mfumu ya Ayuda,’ koma kuti munthuyu amadzitcha kuti ndi mfumu ya Ayuda.”
22Pilato anayankha kuti, “Chimene ine ndalemba, ndalemba.”
23Asilikali atamupachika Yesu, anatenga zovala zake ndi kuzigawa zigawo zinayi, gawo limodzi la aliyense wa iwo, ndi kutsala mwinjiro wamʼkati wokha. Chovala ichi chinawombedwa kuyambira pamwamba mpaka pansi wopanda msoko.
24Iwo anati kwa wina ndi mnzake, “Tiyeni tisachingʼambe koma tichite maere kuti tione amene achitenge.”
Izi zinachitika kuti malemba akwaniritsidwe amene anati,
“Iwo anagawana zovala zanga pakati pawo
ndi kuchita maere pa zovala zangazo.”
Choncho izi ndi zimene asilikali anachita.
25Pafupi ndi mtanda wa Yesu panayima amayi ake, mngʼono wa amayi ake, Mariya mkazi wa Kaliyopa ndi Mariya wa ku Magadala. 26Yesu ataona amayi ake pamenepo ndi wophunzira amene Iye anamukonda atayima pafupipo, Iye anati kwa amayi ake, “Amayi nayu mwana wanu.” 27Anawuzanso wophunzirayo kuti, “Nawa amayi ako.” Kuyambira nthawi imeneyo, wophunzirayo anatenga amayiwo kupita nawo kwawo.
Imfa ya Yesu
28Atadziwa kuti zonse zatha tsopano komanso kuti malemba akwaniritsidwe, Yesu anati, “Ine ndili ndi ludzu.” 29Pomwepo panali mtsuko wodzaza ndi vinyo wosasa, choncho iwo ananyika chinkhupule ndi kuchisomeka ku mtengo wa hisope nachifikitsa kukamwa kwa Yesu. 30Yesu atalandira chakumwachi anati, “Kwatha.” Ndipo Iye anaweramitsa mutu wake napereka mzimu wake.
31Popeza linali Tsiku Lokonzekera ndipo tsiku linalo linali Sabata lapadera; Ayuda sanafune kuti mitembo ikhale pa mtanda pa Sabata, iwo anapempha Pilato kuti akathyole miyendo ndi kutsitsa mitemboyo. 32Chifukwa chake asilikali anabwera ndi kuthyola miyendo ya munthu oyamba amene anapachikidwa ndi Yesu ndipo kenaka ya winayo. 33Koma atafika pa Yesu ndi kupeza kuti anali atamwalira kale, iwo sanathyole miyendo yake. 34Mʼmalo mwake, mmodzi wa asilikaliwo anamubaya Yesu ndi mkondo mʼnthiti, ndipo nthawi yomweyo munatuluka magazi ndi madzi. 35Munthu amene anaona izi wapereka umboni ndipo umboni wake ndi woona. Iye akudziwa kuti akunena choonadi kuti inunso mukhulupirire. 36Zinthu izi zinachitika kuti malemba akwaniritsidwe: “Palibe limodzi la mafupa limene lidzathyoledwa,” 37ndi monga lemba linanso linena, “Iwo adzayangʼana Iye amene iwo anamubaya.”
Yesu Ayikidwa Mʼmanda
38Kenaka, Yosefe wa ku Arimateyu anakapempha mtembo wa Yesu kwa Pilato. Tsono Yosefe anali wophunzira wa Yesu koma mobisa chifukwa iye ankaopa Ayuda. Atalandira chilolezo kwa Pilato, anakatsitsa mtembo wa Yesu. 39Nekodimo, munthu amene poyamba pake anabwera kwa Yesu usiku, anatenga mafuta osakaniza ndi mure ndi aloe wolemera pafupifupi makilogalamu 32. 40Pamenepo anatenga mtembo wa Yesu nawukulunga pamodzi ndi zonunkhiritsa mu nsalu za mtundu woyera monga mwa mwambo wa maliro wa Ayuda. 41Pamalo pamene anapachikidwa Yesu panali munda ndipo mʼmundamo munali manda atsopano mʼmene munali simunayikidwemo aliyense. 42Chifukwa linali Tsiku la Ayuda Lokonzekera ndi kuti mandawo anali pafupipo, iwo anayika Yesu mʼmenemo.