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 Asalirwa ogw’Okufa
119:1 Ma 25:3; Is 50:6; 53:5; Mat 27:26Awo Piraato n’atwala Yesu n’amukuba embooko. 2Abaserikale ne bakola engule ey’amaggwa ne bagissa ku mutwe gwa Yesu, ne bamwambaza olugoye olwa kakobe, 319:3 a Mat 27:29 b Yk 18:22ne bajja w’ali ne bamugamba nti, “Mirembe, Kabaka w’Abayudaaya!” Ne bamukuba empi.
419:4 a Yk 18:38 b nny 6; Luk 23:4Piraato n’afuluma ebweru nate, n’agamba Abayudaaya nti, “Laba, mbaleetera Yesu ebweru, kyokka mutegeere nga nze ndaba taliiko musango.” 519:5 nny 2Awo Yesu n’afuluma ng’atikkiddwa engule eyakolebwa mu maggwa, era ng’ayambaziddwa olugoye olw’effulungu, Piraato n’agamba Abayudaaya nti, “Mulabe omuntu oyo!”
619:6 a Bik 3:13 b nny 4; Luk 23:4Awo bakabona abakulu n’abaweereza bwe baamulaba, ne baleekaana nti, “Mukomerere, mukomerere!”
Piraato n’abagamba nti, “Mmwe mumutwale mumukomerere. Nze simulabako musango.”
719:7 a Lv 24:16 b Mat 26:63-66; Yk 5:18; 10:33Abayudaaya ne bamuddamu nti, “Ffe tulina etteeka, era okusinziira ku tteeka eryo asaanidde kuttibwa, kubanga yeeyita Omwana wa Katonda.”
8Piraato bwe yawulira ekyo ne yeeyongera okutya. 919:9 a Yk 18:33 b Mak 14:61N’azzaayo Yesu mu lubiri, n’amubuuza nti, “Oli wa wa?” Yesu n’atamuddamu kigambo. 10Piraato n’amugamba nti, “Tonziramu? Tomanyi nga nnina obuyinza okukuta oba okukukomerera?”
1119:11 a Bar 13:1 b Yk 18:28-30; Bik 3:13Yesu n’amuddamu nti, “Tewandibadde na buyinza ku Nze n’akatono, singa tebukuweebwa kuva waggulu. Noolwekyo abo abampaddeyo gy’oli be balina ekibi ekisinga.”
1219:12 Luk 23:2Okuva mu kiseera ekyo Piraato n’asala amagezi okuta Yesu. Naye Abayudaaya ne baleekaana nga bagamba nti, “Bw’ota omuntu oyo nga tokyali mukwano gwa Kayisaali. Buli eyeefuula kabaka aba awakanya Kayisaali.” 1319:13 a Mat 27:19 b Yk 5:2Bwe baayogera batyo Piraato n’azza Yesu ebweru gye bali, n’atuula ku ntebe esalirwako emisango, mu kifo ekiyitibwa Amayinja Amaaliire, mu Lwebbulaniya Gabbasa. 1419:14 a Mat 27:62 b Mak 15:25 c nny 19, 21Lwali lunaku lwa kutegeka Mbaga ejjuukirirwako Okuyitako. Essaawa zaali nga mukaaga ez’omu ttuntu.
Piraato n’agamba Abayudaaya nti, “Kabaka wammwe wuuno!”
15Abayudaaya ne baleekaana nga bagamba nti, “Mukomerere, mukomerere!”
Piraato n’ababuuza nti, “Kabaka wammwe gwe mba nkomerera?”
Bakabona abakulu ne baddamu nti, “Tetulina kabaka mulala, wabula Kayisaali.”
1619:16 Mat 27:26; Mak 15:15; Luk 23:25Piraato n’abawa Yesu okumukomerera.
Awo ne batwala Yesu; 1719:17 a Lub 22:6; Luk 14:27; 23:26 b Luk 23:33 c Yk 5:2n’afuluma nga yeetisse omusaalaba gwe, n’atuuka mu kifo ekiyitibwa eky’Ekiwanga, mu Lwebbulaniya kiyitibwa Gologoosa. 1819:18 Luk 23:32Ne bamukomerera ku musaalaba mu kifo ekyo. Era ne bakomerera n’abalala babiri, omu eruuyi n’omulala eruuyi, Yesu n’abeera wakati waabwe.
1919:19 a Mak 1:24 b nny 14, 21Piraato n’akola ekiwandiiko n’akiteeka ku musaalaba, nga kisoma nti:
“Yesu Omunnazaaleesi, Kabaka w’Abayudaaya.”
2019:20 Beb 13:12Ekifo kye baakomereramu Yesu kyali kumpi n’ekibuga, era Abayudaaya bangi abaasoma ekiwandiiko ekyo kubanga kyali mu Lwebbulaniya, ne mu Lulatini ne Luyonaani. 2119:21 nny 14Awo bakabona abakulu ab’Abayudaaya ne bagamba Piraato nti, “Towandiika nti, ‘Kabaka w’Abayudaaya,’ naye nti, ‘Oyo eyeeyita Kabaka w’Abayudaaya.’ ”
22Piraato n’addamu nti, “Ekyo kye mpandiise kye mpandiise.”
23Abaserikale bwe baamala okukomerera Yesu, ne baddira engoye ze ne baziteeka emiteeko ena. Buli muserikale n’afuna omuteeko gumu. Ne baddira ekkanzu ye, eyali erukiddwa obulukibwa yonna, 2419:24 a nny 28, 36, 37; Mat 1:22 b Zab 22:18abaserikale ne bagambagana nti, “Tuleme kugiyuzaamu naye tugikubire kalulu, tulabe anaagitwala.”
Kino kyabaawo okutuukiriza ekyawandiikibwa ekigamba nti:
“Baagabana ebyambalo byange,
n’ekkanzu yange ne bagikubira akalulu.”
Ekyo kyennyini abaserikale kye baakolera ddala.
2519:25 a Mat 27:55, 56; Mak 15:40, 41; Luk 23:49 b Mat 12:46 c Luk 24:18Okumpi n’omusaalaba gwa Yesu waali wayimiriddewo nnyina, ne muganda wa nnyina, ne Maliyamu muka Kuloopa, ne Maliyamu Magudaleene. 2619:26 a Mat 12:46 b Yk 13:23Yesu bwe yalaba nnyina, era n’omuyigirizwa Yesu gwe yayagalanga ennyo ng’ayimiridde awo, n’agamba nnyina nti, “Maama, laba omwana wo.” 27Ate n’agamba omuyigirizwa nti, “Laba maama wo.” Okuva olwo omuyigirizwa oyo n’atwala nnyina Yesu eka ewuwe.
Okufa kwa Yesu
2819:28 a nny 30; Yk 13:1 b Yk 13:24, 36, 37Yesu bwe yamanya nga byonna biwedde, ekyawandiikibwa kiryoke kituukirire, n’ayogera nti, “Ennyonta ennuma.” 2919:29 Zab 69:21Waali wateekeddwawo ekibya ekijjudde wayini omukaatuufu, ne bannyikamu ekyangwe, ne bakiteeka ku kati ka ezobu ne bakiteeka ku mumwa gwa Yesu. 3019:30 Luk 12:50; Yk 17:4Bwe yakombako n’agamba nti, “Kiwedde.” N’akutamya omutwe gwe n’awaayo obulamu bwe.
3119:31 a nny 14, 42 b Ma 21:23; Yos 8:29; 10:26, 27Olunaku nga bwe lwali olw’okweteekerateekera Ssabbiiti eyo enkulu ennyo, abakulembeze b’Abayudaaya ne batayagala mirambo kusigala ku misaalaba. Kyebaava basaba Piraato abaakomererwa bamenyebwe amagulu era bawanulweyo. 3219:32 nny 18Awo abaserikale ne bajja ne bamenya amagulu g’abasajja abaakomererwa ne Yesu. 33Naye bwe batuuka ku Yesu ne balaba nga yafudde dda, ne batamumenya magulu. 3419:34 a Zek 12:10 b 1Yk 5:6, 8Naye omu ku baserikale n’amufumita effumu mu mbiriizi, amangwago ne muvaamu omusaayi n’amazzi. 3519:35 a Luk 24:48 b Yk 15:27; 21:24Oyo eyakirabira ddala nga kibaawo ye yakyogera, era kye yayogera kya mazima, era oyo amanyi ng’ayogera mazima mulyoke mukkirize. 3619:36 a nny 24, 28, 37; Mat 1:22 b Kuv 12:46; Kbl 9:12; Zab 34:20Bino byabaawo ekyawandiikibwa kiryoke kituukirire ekigamba nti: “Talimenyebwa gumba na limu.” 3719:37 Zek 12:10; Kub 1:7Era ekyawandiikibwa ekirala kigamba nti, “Balimulaba oyo gwe baafumita.”
Okuziikibwa kwa Yesu
38Ebyo bwe byaggwa, Yusufu ow’e Alimasaya, eyali omuyigirizwa wa Yesu mu kyama olw’okutya Abayudaaya, n’asaba Piraato olukusa okuwanulayo omulambo gwa Yesu, Piraato n’amukkiriza. Yusufu n’aguwanulayo n’agutwala. 3919:39 Yk 3:1; 7:50Nikodemo, eddako eyagenda eri Yesu ekiro, naye n’ajja ng’aleese kilo ng’amakumi ataano ez’ebyakoloosa ebitabule n’envumbo. 4019:40 a Luk 24:12; Yk 11:44; 20:5, 7 b Mat 26:12Ne batwala omulambo gwa Yesu, ne baguzinga mu ngoye eza linena wamu n’ebyakaloosa ng’empisa y’Abayudaaya ey’okuziika bwe yali. 41Mu kifo Yesu we yakomererwa waaliwo ennimiro omwali entaana empya ey’empuku, eyali teziikibwangamu muntu. 4219:42 a nny 14, 31 b nny 20, 41Nga bwe lwali olunaku lw’Abayudaaya olw’okweteekerateekera Ssabbiiti ate ng’entaana eno eri kumpi, Yesu ne bamussa omwo.