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.
An yanke wa Yesu hukuncin mutuwar gicciye
1Sa’an nan Bilatus ya tafi da Yesu ya kuma sa aka yi masa bulala. 2Sai sojojin suka tuƙa rawanin ƙaya suka sa masa a kā, suka kuma yafa masa wata riga mai ruwan shunayya. 3Suka yi ta zuwa wurinsa suna cewa, “Ranka yă daɗe, sarkin Yahudawa!” Suna ta marinsa a fuska.
4Bilatus kuwa ya sāke fitowa ya ce wa Yahudawa, “Ga shi, zan fito muku da shi don ku san cewa ban same shi da wani abin zargi ba.” 5Sa’ad da Yesu ya fito sanye da rawanin ƙayar da kuma riga mai ruwan shunayya, sai Bilatus ya ce musu, “Ga mutumin!”
6Nan da nan da manyan firistoci da ma’aikatansu suka gan shi, sai suka yi ihu suka ce, “A gicciye! A gicciye!”
Amma Bilatus ya amsa ya ce, “Ku, ku ɗauke shi ku gicciye. Ni dai ban same shi da wani abin zargi ba.”
7Yahudawa dai suka nace suna cewa, “Mu fa muna da doka, kuma bisa ga dokar dole yă mutu domin ya mai da kansa Ɗan Allah.”
8Da Bilatus ya ji haka, sai tsoro ya ƙara kama shi, 9sai ya sāke koma cikin fada. Ya tambayi Yesu, “Daga ina ka fito?” Amma Yesu bai amsa masa ba. 10Bilatus ya ce, “Ba za ka yi mini magana ba? Ba ka san cewa ina da ikon sakinka, ko gicciye ka ba?”
11Yesu ya amsa ya ce, “Ba ka da wani iko a kaina, in ba a ba ka daga sama ba. Saboda haka wanda ya bashe ni gare ka, ya fi na zunubi.”
12Daga nan fa, Bilatus ya yi nemi yă saki Yesu, sai dai Yahudawa suka yi ta ihu suna cewa, “In ka saki wannan mutum, kai ba abokin Kaisar ba ne. Duk wanda ya ɗauka kansa a matsayin sarki, ai, yana gāba da Kaisar ne.”
13Da Bilatus ya ji haka, sai ya fito da Yesu, ya kuma zauna a kujerar shari’ar da ake ce da shi Daɓen Dutse (wanda a harshen Arameyik ana ce da shi Gabbata). 14Ranar Shirye-shiryen Makon Bikin Ƙetarewa ce kuwa, wajen sa’a ta shida.
Sai Bilatus ya ce wa Yahudawa, “Ga sarkinku.”
15Amma suka yi ihu suka ce, “A yi da shi! A yi da shi! A gicciye shi!”
Bilatus ya ce, “A! In gicciye sarkinku?”
Sai manyan firistoci suka amsa suka ce, “Mu dai, ba mu da wani sarki sai Kaisar.”
16A ƙarshe Bilatus ya ba da shi gare su a gicciye shi.
(Mattiyu 27.32-44; Markus 15.21-32; Luka 23.26-43)
Saboda haka sojoji suka tafi da Yesu. 17Ɗauke da gicciyensa, ya kuwa fita zuwa wurin Ƙoƙon Kai (wanda a harshen Arameya ana ce da shi Golgota). 18Nan suka gicciye shi tare da waɗansu mutum biyu, ɗaya a kowane gefe da Yesu a tsakiya.
19Bilatus ya sa aka rubuta wata sanarwa aka kafa a kan gicciyen. Abin da aka rubuta kuwa shi ne,
Yesu Banazare, Sarkin Yahudawa.
20Yahudawa da yawa suka karanta wannan sanarwa, gama inda aka gicciye Yesu yana kusa da birni. An kuwa rubuta sanarwar da Arameyanci, Romanci da kuma Girik. 21Sai manyan firistocin Yahudawa suka ce, “A’a! Kada ka rubuta, ‘Sarkin Yahudawa,’ ka dai rubuta, wannan mutum ya ce shi sarkin Yahudawa ne.”
22Bilatus ya amsa ya ce, “Abin da na rubuta, na rubuta.”
23Da sojojin suka gicciye Yesu, sai suka ɗibi tufafinsa suka kasa kashi huɗu, kowanne ya ɗauki kashi ɗaya. Suka kuma ɗauki taguwarsa, taguwar kuwa ba ɗinki, saƙa ɗaya ce gudanta daga sama har ƙasa.
24Sai suka ce wa juna, “Kada mu yage ta, sai dai mu jefa ƙuri’a a kanta mu ga wanda zai ci.”
Wannan ya faru ne don a cika nassin da ya ce,
“Suka rarraba tufafina a junansu,
suka kuma jefa ƙuri’a a kan rigata.”19.24 Zab 22.18
Abin da sojojin suka yi ke nan.
25To, tsaye kusa da gicciyen Yesu kuwa akwai mahaifiyarsa, tare da ’yar’uwar mahaifiyarsa, Maryamu matar Kilofas, da kuma Maryamu Magdalin. 26Sa’ad da Yesu ya ga mahaifiyarsa a can, da kuma almajirin nan da yake ƙauna tsaye kusa, sai ya ce wa mahaifiyarsa, “Mace, ga ɗanki,” 27ga almajirin kuwa ya ce, “Ga mahaifiyarka.” Tun daga wannan lokaci fa almajirin nan ya kai ta gidansa.
(Mattiyu 27.45-56; Markus 15.33-41; Luka 23.44-49)
28Bayan haka, sanin cewa an cika kome, kuma domin a cika Nassi, sai Yesu ya ce, “Ina jin ƙishirwa.” 29To, akwai wani tulun ruwan tsami ajiye a can, saboda haka suka jiƙa soso da shi, suka soka soson a sandan itacen hizzob, suka kai bakin Yesu. 30Da ya tsotsi abin sha ɗin, sai Yesu ya ce, “An gama.” Da wannan fa, ya sunkuyar da kansa ya saki ruhunsa.
31To, ranan nan fa, ranar Shirye-shirye ce, kashegari kuma muhimmin Asabbaci ne. Domin Yahudawa ba sa so a bar jikunan a kan gicciyoyi a Asabbaci, sai suka roƙi Bilatus a kakkarye ƙafafunsu kuma sauko da jikunan. 32Sai sojoji suka zo suka karya ƙafafun mutum na farko da aka gicciye tare da Yesu, da kuma na ɗayan. 33Amma sa’ad da suka zo kan Yesu suka tarar ya riga ya mutu, ba su karya ƙafafunsa ba. 34A maimako, sai ɗaya daga cikin sojojin ya soki Yesu a gefe da māshi, nan take jini da ruwa suka fito. 35Mutumin da ya gani ɗin shi ya ba da shaida, shaidarsa kuwa gaskiya ce. Ya san gaskiya yake faɗa, yana kuma ba da shaidar domin ku ma ku gaskata. 36Waɗannan abubuwa sun faru don a cika Nassi ne cewa, “Ba ko ɗaya daga cikin ƙasusuwansa da za a karya,”19.36 Fit 12.46; Ƙid 9.12; Zab 34.20 37kuma kamar yadda wani Nassi ya ce, “Za su dubi wanda suka soka.”
(Mattiyu 27.57-61; Markus 15.42-47; Luka 23.50-56)
38Bayan haka, Yusuf mutumin Arimateya ya roƙi Bilatus a ba shi jikin Yesu. Yusuf dai almajirin Yesu ne, amma a ɓoye domin yana tsoron Yahudawa. Da izinin Bilatus, ya zo ya ɗauki jikin. 39Yana tare da Nikodimus, wannan da ya taɓa zuwa wurin Yesu da dare. Nikodimus ya zo da mur da aloyes a gauraye, wajen awo ɗari. 40Da ɗaukowar jikin Yesu, sai su biyun suka nannaɗe shi tare da kayan ƙanshi a cikin ƙyallayen lilin bisa ga al’adar Yahudawa ta jana’iza. 41A inda aka gicciye Yesu, akwai wani lambu, a cikin lambun kuwa akwai sabon kabari, wanda ba a taɓa sa kowa ba. 42Da yake ranan nan, ranar Shirye-shirye ce ta Yahudawa, kabarin kuma yana kusa, sai suka binne Yesu a can.