New International Version

John 19:1-42

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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 19:1-42

ኢየሱስ እንዲሰቀል ተፈረደበት

19፥1-16 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 27፥27-31፤ ማር 15፥16-20

1ጲላጦስም ኢየሱስን ወስዶ አስገረፈው። 2ወታደሮችም የእሾህ አክሊል ጐንጒነው በራሱ ላይ አደረጉ፤ ሐምራዊ ልብስም አለበሱት፤ 3እየተመላለሱም፣ “የአይሁድ ንጉሥ ሆይ፤ ሰላም ለአንተ ይሁን” አያሉ በጥፊ ይመቱት ነበር።

4ጲላጦስም እንደ ገና ወደ ውጭ ወጥቶ፣ “እንግዲህ ወደ እናንተ ያወጣሁት ለክስ የሚያደርስ ወንጀል እንዳላገኘሁበት እንድታውቁ ነው” አላቸው። 5ኢየሱስ የእሾህ አክሊል ደፍቶ ሐምራዊ ልብስም ለብሶ ወጣ፤ ጲላጦስም፣ “እነሆ፤ ሰውየው!” አላቸው።

6የካህናት አለቆችና ሎሌዎቻቸውም ባዩት ጊዜ፣ “ስቀለው! ስቀለው!” እያሉ ጮኹ።

ጲላጦስ ግን፣ “እናንተ ወስዳችሁ ስቀሉት፤ በእኔ በኩል ለክስ የሚያደርስ ወንጀል አላገኘሁበትም” አላቸው።

7አይሁድም፣ “እኛ ሕግ አለን፤ ራሱን የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ ስላደረገ በሕጋችን መሠረት መሞት አለበት” አሉ።

8ጲላጦስ ይህን ሲሰማ የባሰውኑ ፈራ፤ 9ወደ ግቢው ተመልሶ ኢየሱስን፣ “ከየት ነው የመጣኸው?” በማለት ጠየቀው፤ ኢየሱስ ግን ምንም አልመለሰለትም። 10ጲላጦስም፣ “አታናግረኝምን? ልፈታህ ወይም ልሰቅልህ ሥልጣን እንዳለኝ አታውቅም?” አለው።

11ኢየሱስም፣ “ከላይ ባይሰጥህ ኖሮ በእኔ ላይ ሥልጣን ባልኖረህ ነበር፤ ስለዚህ ለአንተ አሳልፎ የሰጠኝ ሰው የባሰ ኀጢአት አለበት” አለው።

12ከዚያ በኋላ ጲላጦስ ኢየሱስን ሊፈታው ፈለገ፤ አይሁድ ግን፣ “ይህን ሰው ብትፈታው የቄሣር ወዳጅ አይደለህም፤ ራሱን ንጉሥ የሚያደርግ የቄሣር ተቃዋሚ ነው” በማለት ጩኸታቸውን ቀጠሉ።

13ጲላጦስም ይህን ሲሰማ ኢየሱስን ወደ ውጭ አወጣው፤ ‘የድንጋይ ንጣፍ’ በተባለ፣ በአራማይክ ቋንቋ ‘ገበታ’ ብለው በሚጠሩት ስፍራ፣ በፍርድ ወንበር ላይ ተቀመጠ። 14ቀኑ የፋሲካ በዓል መዘጋጃ፣ ጊዜውም ከቀኑ ስድስት ሰዓት ያህል ነበር።

ጲላጦስም አይሁድን፣ “እነሆ፤ ንጉሣችሁ” አላቸው።

15እነርሱ ግን፣ “አስወግደው! አስወግደው! ስቀለው!” እያሉ ጮኹ።

ጲላጦስም፣ “ንጉሣችሁን ልስቀለውን?” አለ።

የካህናት አለቆችም፣ “ከቄሣር በቀር ሌላ ንጉሥ የለንም” ብለው መለሱለት።

16በመጨረሻም ጲላጦስ እንዲሰቅሉት አሳልፎ ሰጣቸው።


19፥17-24 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 27፥33-44፤ ማር 15፥22-32፤ ሉቃ 23፥33-43

ወታደሮቹም ኢየሱስን ይዘው ወሰዱት፤ 17እርሱም የራሱን መስቀል ተሸክሞ በአራማይክ ‘ጎልጎታ’ ተብሎ ወደሚጠራው ‘የራስ ቅል’ ወደተባለው ቦታ ወጣ። 18በዚያም ሰቀሉት፤ ከእርሱም ጋር ሁለት ሰዎች፣ አንዱን በዚህ በኩል፣ ሌላውን በዚያ በኩል፣ ኢየሱስንም በመካከል አድርገው ሰቀሉ።

19ጲላጦስም ጽሑፍ ጽፎ በመስቀሉ ላይ አንጠለጠለው፤ ጽሑፉም፣ ‘የናዝሬቱ ኢየሱስ፣ የአይሁድ ንጉሥ’ የሚል ነበር። 20ኢየሱስ የተሰቀለበት ቦታ ከከተማው አጠገብ ስለ ነበር ብዙዎቹ አይሁድ ጽሑፉን አነበቡት፤ ጽሑፉም፣ በአራማይክና በላቲን፣ በግሪክም ነበር። 21የአይሁድ የካህናት አለቆች ጲላጦስን በመቃወም፣ “እርሱ፣ ‘የአይሁድ ንጉሥ ነኝ’ እንዳለ ጻፍ እንጂ ‘የአይሁድ ንጉሥ’ ብለህ አትጻፍ” አሉት።

22ጲላጦስም፣ “በቃ፤ የጻፍሁትን ጽፌአለሁ” ብሎ መለሰ።

23ወታደሮቹ ኢየሱስን ከሰቀሉ በኋላ፣ እጀ ጠባቡ ሲቀር፣ ልብሱን ወስደው ለእያንዳንዱ አንድ አንድ እንዲዳረስ ለአራት ተከፋፈሉት፤ እጀ ጠባቡም ከላይ እስከ ታች አንድ ወጥ ሆኖ ያለ ስፌት የተሠራ ነበር።

24ስለዚህ፣ “ዕጣ ተጣጥለን ለሚደርሰው ይድረስ እንጂ አንቅደደው” ተባባሉ። ይህም የሆነው፣

“ልብሴን ተከፋፈሉት፤

በእጀ ጠባቤም ላይ ዕጣ ተጣጣሉ” የሚለው የመጽሐፍ ቃል እንዲፈጸም ነው።

ወታደሮቹ ያደረጉትም ይህንኑ ነው።

25በኢየሱስ መስቀል አጠገብ እናቱና የእናቱ እኅት፣ እንዲሁም የቀልዮጳ ሚስት ማርያምና መግደላዊት ማርያም ቆመው ነበር። 26በዚያም ኢየሱስ እናቱንና የሚወደውም ደቀ መዝሙር አጠገቧ ቆሞ ሲያያቸው እናቱን፣ “አንቺ ሴት ሆይ፤ ልጅሽ ይኸው” አላት፤ 27ደቀ መዝሙሩንም፣ “እናትህ ይህችው” አለው። ከዚያን ጊዜ ጀምሮ ይህ ደቀ መዝሙር ወደ ቤቱ ወሰዳት።

የኢየሱስ መሞት

19፥29-30 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 27፥48-50፤ ማር 15፥36-37፤ ሉቃ 23፥36

28ከዚያም ኢየሱስ ሁሉ ነገር እንደ ተፈጸመ ዐውቆ፣ የመጽሐፍ ቃል እንዲፈጸም፣ “ተጠማሁ” አለ። 29በዚያም የሆመጠጠ ወይን የሞላበት ዕቃ ተቀምጦ ነበር፤ እነርሱም ሰፍነግ በወይን ጠጅ ነክረው፣ በሂሶጵ ዘንግ ወደ አፉ አቀረቡለት፤ 30ኢየሱስም ሆምጤውን ከተቀበለ በኋላ፣ “ተፈጸመ” አለ፤ ራሱን አዘንብሎ፣ መንፈሱን አሳልፎ ሰጠ።

31ዕለቱ ለሰንበት መዘጋጃ ቀን ነበር። አይሁድ፣ የተሰቀሉት ሰዎች ሬሳ በሰንበት ቀን በመስቀል ላይ እንዳይውል ስለ ፈለጉና ያም የተለየ ሰንበት ስለ ነበር፣ የተሰቀሉት ሰዎች ጭናቸው ተሰብሮ በድናቸው እንዲወርድ ጲላጦስን ለመኑት። 32ስለዚህም ወታደሮቹ መጥተው ከክርስቶስ ጋር ተሰቅሎ የነበረውን የመጀመሪያውን ሰው ጭን ሰበሩ፤ ደግሞም የሌላውን ጭን ሰበሩ። 33ወደ ኢየሱስ በመጡ ጊዜ ግን ሞቶ ስላገኙት ጭኖቹን አልሰበሩም፤ 34ነገር ግን ከወታደሮቹ አንዱ የኢየሱስን ጐን በጦር ወጋው፤ ወዲያውም ደምና ውሃ ፈሰሰ። 35ይህን ያየው ሰው ምስክርነቱን ሰጥቶአል፤ ምስክርነቱም እውነት ነው፤ እውነትን እንደሚናገርም ያውቃል፤ እናንተም እንድታምኑ ይመሰክራል። 36ይህም የሆነው፣ መጽሐፍ፣ “ከአጥንቱ አንድም አይሰበርም” ያለው እንዲፈጸም፣ 37ሌላውም መጽሐፍ፣ “የወጉትም ያዩታል” ስለሚል ነው።

የኢየሱስ መቀበር

19፥38-42 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 27፥57-61፤ ማር 15፥42-47፤ ሉቃ 23፥50-56

38ከዚህ በኋላ የአርማትያሱ ዮሴፍ የኢየሱስን በድን ለመውሰድ ጲላጦስን ለመነው፤ ዮሴፍም አይሁድን ስለ ፈራ በስውር የኢየሱስ ደቀ መዝሙር ነበር። እርሱም ጲላጦስን ካስፈቀደ በኋላ መጥቶ በድኑን ወሰደ። 39ከዚህ ቀደም በሌሊት ወደ ኢየሱስ መጥቶ የነበረው ኒቆዲሞስ አንድ መቶ ሊትር19፥39 ሠላሳ አራት ኪሎ ግራም ያህል ነው ያህል የሚመዝን የከርቤና የእሬት ቅልቅል ይዞ መጣ። 40እነርሱም የኢየሱስን በድን ወስደው እንደ አይሁድ አገናነዝ ልማድ ከሽቱ ጋር ከተልባ እግር በተሠራ ጨርቅ ከፈኑት። 41ኢየሱስ በተሰቀለበት ቦታም የአትክልት ስፍራ ነበር፤ በአትክልቱም ስፍራ ማንም ያልተቀበረበት አዲስ መቃብር ነበር። 42ዕለቱ ለአይሁድ የሰንበት መዘጋጃ ቀን ስለ ነበርና መቃብሩም ቅርብ ስለ ሆነ ኢየሱስን በዚያ ቀበሩት።