Judas Hangs Himself
1Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed. 2So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor.
3When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4“I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”
“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”
5So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
6The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” 7So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. 8That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, 10and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”27:10 See Zech. 11:12,13; Jer. 19:1-13; 32:6-9.
Jesus Before Pilate
11Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
“You have said so,” Jesus replied.
12When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 13Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” 14But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.
15Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. 16At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus27:16 Many manuscripts do not have Jesus; also in verse 17. Barabbas. 17So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” 18For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.
19While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”
20But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21“Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor.
“Barabbas,” they answered.
22“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.
They all answered, “Crucify him!”
23“Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
24When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”
25All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”
26Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
27Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
The Crucifixion of Jesus
32As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 34There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.
38Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” 41In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42“He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ” 44In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
The Death of Jesus
45From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,27:46 Some manuscripts Eloi, Eloi lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).27:46 Psalm 22:1
47When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”
48Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 49The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”
50And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and27:53 Or tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
55Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. 56Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph,27:56 Greek Joses, a variant of Joseph and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
The Burial of Jesus
57As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
The Guard at the Tomb
62The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63“Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”
65“Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
Yuda Sɛn Ne Ho
1Ade kyee no, asɔfo mpanyin ne Yudafo mpanyin kɔɔ agyina, hwehwɛɛ ɔkwan a wɔbɛfa so ama wɔakum Yesu. 2Afei wɔde nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn guu Yesu, de no baa Pilato a ɔyɛ Roma amrado no anim.
3Saa bere no ara mu na Yuda a oyii Yesu mae no huu sɛ wɔabu Yesu kumfɔ no, onuu ne ho yiye. Enti ɔsan de sika a ogye fii asɔfo mpanyin ne Yudafo mpanyin no nkyɛn no brɛɛ wɔn kae se, 4“Mayɛ bɔne, efisɛ mayi onipa a ɔnyɛɛ bɔne biara no ama.”
Wɔn nso kae se, “Ɛmfa yɛn ho. Ɛyɛ wo ara wʼasɛm.”
5Ɔtow sika no guu asɔredan no mu, fii hɔ kɔsɛn ne ho.
6Asɔfo mpanyin no sesaw sika no kae se, “Yɛrentumi mfa saa sika yi mfra yɛn tow a yɛagye mu. Efisɛ yɛn mmara mma ho kwan sɛ yebegye sika a wɔde abɔ awudi ho paa.” 7Wodwinnwen ho sii gyinae se, wɔde sika no bɛtɔ asase bi a wotu dɔte wɔ mu de nwen nkuku, na wɔde ɛhɔ ayɛ amusiei ama ahɔho a wobewu wɔ Yerusalem no. 8Enti na wɔda so frɛ saa asase no se, “Mogya Asase” de besi nnɛ yi. 9Eyi maa nea Odiyifo Yeremia kae se, “Wogyee dwetɛ mpɔw aduasa, bo a Israelfo sese huu sɛ ɛfata, 10na wofii mu tɔɔ asase fii anwemfo nkyɛn, sɛnea Awurade hyɛɛ me” no baa mu.
Yesu Gyina Pilato Anim
11Afei wɔde Yesu begyinaa Pilato a ɔyɛ Roma amrado no anim. Obisaa Yesu se, “Wone Yudafo Hene no ana?”
Yesu buae se, “Wo na woaka.”
12Nanso bere a asɔfo mpanyin ne Yudafo mpanyin reka nsɛm gu Yesu so no, wankasa. 13Pilato bisaa no se, “Wonte nea wɔreka no ana?” 14Nanso Yesu anka hwee ma ɛyɛɛ amrado no nwonwa.
Wobu Yesu Kumfɔ
15Na ɛyɛ amrado no amanne sɛ afe biara Twam Afahyɛ mu no, ogyaa odeduani baako a ɔman no pɛ sɛ wogyaa no. 16Saa afe no mu, na onipa bɔnefo bi a wɔfrɛ no Baraba nso da afiase. 17Anɔpa no a nnipadɔm no hyiaa wɔ Pilato ahemfi anim hɔ no, Pilato bisaa wɔn se, “Hena na mopɛ sɛ migyaa no ma mo, Baraba anaa Yesu, mo Agyenkwa no?” 18Na onim pefee sɛ Yudafo mpanyin no de ɔtan na akyere Yesu efisɛ na wagye din.
19Pilato gu so redi Yesu asɛm no, ne yere soma ma wɔbɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Gyaa onipa trenee no na ɔnkɔ ne baabi efisɛ anadwo yi, mesoo ne ho dae a ɛyɛ hu yiye maa me ho yeraw me.”
20Nanso asɔfo mpanyin ne Yudafo mpanyin kasa kyerɛɛ dɔm no se, wommisa na wonnyaa Baraba mma wɔn na wonkum Yesu.
21Enti amrado no san bisaa wɔn se, “Nnipa baanu yi mu hena na mopɛ sɛ migyaa no ma mo?”
Na dɔm no bɔ gyee so se, “Baraba!”
22Pilato bisaa wɔn bio se, “Sɛ saa de a, ɛno de, dɛn na menyɛ Yesu, mo Agyenkwa no?”
Wɔn nyinaa bɔ gyee so bio se, “Bɔ no asennua mu!”
23Pilato bisaa wɔn se, “Adɛn nti? Bɔne bɛn na wayɛ?”
Nanso wɔkɔɔ so bɔ gyee so ara se, “Bɔ no asennua mu!”
24Pilato huu sɛ ɔyɛ asɛm no ho hwee a ɛnyɛ ye na basabasayɛ reba no, ɔma wɔsaw nsu guu ade mu brɛɛ no ma ɔhohoroo ne nsa wɔ dɔm no anim kae se, “Minni saa onipa trenee yi mogya ho fɔ. Nea ɛbɛba biara no yɛ mo asɛm!”
25Nnipadɔm no san bɔ gyee so bio se, “Ne mogya mmegu yɛn ne yɛn mma ti so.”
26Afei Pilato yii Baraba fii afiase hɔ de no maa wɔn. Ɔbɔɔ Yesu mmaa, na ɔde no maa Roma asraafo no sɛ wɔmfa no nkɔbɔ no asennua mu.
Yesu Ho Fɛwdi
27Asraafo no de Yesu kɔɔ amrado aban mu hɔ, na wɔfrɛɛ asraafo dɔm baa hɔ. 28Woyii Yesu atade a na ɛhyɛ no no de batakari kɔkɔɔ bi hyɛɛ no, 29na wɔde nsɔe atenten nwenee kyɛw hyɛɛ no, na wɔde dua bi hyɛɛ ne nsa nifa sɛ ahempema, na wobubuu nkotodwe wɔ nʼanim fii ase bɔ gyee so, dii ne ho fɛw se, “Yudafo Hene, wo nkwa so.” 30Wɔtetee ntasu guu ne so na wogyee dua no fii ne nsam de paa nʼapampam ntoatoaso. 31Wodii ne ho fɛw wiei no, wɔworɔw batakari kɔkɔɔ a wɔde hyɛɛ no no, de nʼankasa atade no san hyɛɛ no. Afei wɔde no kɔɔ sɛ wɔrekɔbɔ no asennua mu.
Wɔbɔ Yesu Asennua Mu
32Bere a wɔde no rekɔ faako a wɔbɔ asennua mu hɔ no, wohyiaa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Simon a ofi Kirene a ɛwɔ Abibirim. Wɔhyɛɛ no ma ɔsoaa Yesu asennua no bi. 33Wɔde Yesu kɔɔ baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ Golgota a ne nkyerɛase ne “Nitiri So.” 34Ɛhɔ na asraafo no maa no nsa nwenweenwen bi sɛ ɔnnom. Yesu kaa nʼano no, wannom. 35Afei wɔbɔɔ no asennua mu no, wɔbɔɔ nʼatade no so ntonto kyekyɛ fae. 36Wɔn nyinaa tenatenaa ase wɛn no. 37Wɔkyerɛw nsɛm a wɔka guu ne so no bi fam nʼatifi se,
“YESU, YUDAFO HENE NO NI.”
38Wɔbɔɔ awudifo baanu bi asennua mu kaa Yesu ho. Na ɔbaako sɛn ne nifa so na ɔbaako nso dɛn ne benkum so. 39Nnipa a wotwaa mu wɔ hɔ no nyinaa wosow wɔn ti, yeyaw no 40se, “Wo na wuse sɛ wubetumi abubu asɔredan na wode nnansa asi no, gye wo ho! Sɛ woyɛ Onyankopɔn Ba ampa ara a, ɛno de sian fi asennua no so si fam ma yɛnhwɛ!” 41Saa ara nso na asɔfo mpanyin ne Yudafo mpanyin bedii ne ho fɛw se, 42“Ogye afoforo, nanso ontumi nnye ne ho! Sɛ wone Israelfo hene no ampa ara a, sian fi asennua no so si fam, na yennye wo nni. 43Ɔde ne ho too Onyankopɔn so. Afei ma Onyankopɔn nnye no! Waka nso se, ‘Meyɛ Onyankopɔn Ba.’ ” 44Awudifo bi a wɔbɔɔ wɔne no asennua mu no nso yeyaw no saa ara.
45Bere a wɔbɔɔ Yesu asennua mu no, sum duruu asase so mmaa nyinaa fi owigyinae kɔpem nnɔnabiɛsa. 46Ɛbɛyɛ nnɔnabiɛsa bere mu no, Yesu teɛɛ mu dennen se, “Eli, Eli, lama sabaktani?” Ase kyerɛ sɛ, “Me Nyankopɔn, me Nyankopɔn, adɛn nti na woagyaw me?”
47Wɔn a wogyina hɔ no bi tee no wɔkae se, “Ɔrefrɛ Elia.”
48Mpofirim, wɔn mu baako tuu mmirika kɔfaa sapɔw bi de bɔɔ nsa nwenweenwen bi mu de tuaa dua bi so de brɛɛ Yesu sɛ ɔnnom. 49Nanso nnipa no nkae no kae se, “Gyaa no na yɛnhwɛ sɛ Elia bɛba abegye no ana.”
50Na Yesu teɛɛ mu dennen bio no, ogyaa ne honhom mu wui.
51Ɛhɔ ara, ntama a etwa asɔredan no mu no mu suanee abien fi soro kosii fam. Asase wosowee. Abotan paapaee. 52Nna so buebue maa atreneefo a wɔawuwu nyannyanee. 53Yesu wusɔre akyi no, wopuepue fii wɔn nna mu kɔɔ Yerusalem, koyii wɔn ho adi kyerɛɛ nnipa bebree.
54Asraafo a wɔwɔ hɔ no huu asase wosow ne nsɛm a esisii wɔ hɔ no, wɔn koma tuu yiye ma wɔkae se, “Ampa ara, onipa yi yɛ Onyankopɔn Ba.”
55Saa bere no na mmea bebree a Yesu ho dɔ nti, wodii nʼakyi fii Galilea no gyinagyina akyiri baabi rehwɛ nea ɛrekɔ so. 56Mmea no bi ne Maria Magdalene ne Maria a ɔyɛ Yakobo ne Yosef na. Na Sebedeo mmabarima no na nso ka ho.
57Eduu anwummere no, osikani bi a wɔfrɛ no Yosef a ofi Arimatea a na ɔyɛ Yesu suani no, 58kɔɔ Pilato hɔ kɔsrɛ ma wɔde Yesu amu no maa no. 59Yosef faa amu no de nwera kyekyeree ho, 60na ɔde no kɔtoo ɔno ankasa ne boda foforo bi a watwa mu, pirew ɔbo kɛse bi hinii ano, ansa na ɔregyaw hɔ akɔ. 61Maria Magdalene ne Maria baako no de, na wɔte nkyɛn baabi rewɛn ɔboda no.
Wɔwɛn Ɔboda No
62Ade kyee a ɛyɛ da a edi Twam Afahyɛ no ahosiesie akyi no, asɔfo mpanyin ne Farisifo no kɔɔ Pilato nkyɛn, 63kɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Owura, ɔtorofo no kaa bere bi se, ‘Nnansa akyi no mɛsɔre.’ 64Eyi nti ma yɛn kwan na yɛnkɔwɛn da no ano nkosi nnansa, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nʼasuafo no ntwa wɔn ho nkowia amu no mmɔ no dawuru se wasɔre afi awufo mu. Na sɛ ɛkɔba saa de a anka akyiri no nnaadaa bɛsen kan de no.”
65Pilato ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Momfa awɛmfo. Momma wɔnkɔwɛn.” 66Enti wɔkɔtetaree ɔboda no ano, maa awɛmfo kɔwɛn hɔ.