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20. Jesus Is Hung on The Cross
The Roman Soldiers Mock Jesus
Jesus Is Led To The Cross
Then the governor's soldiers
took Jesus into the (hall), within
the court, which is the Praetorium,
and gathered the whole garrison together against him. They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him. They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a
reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and
mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the
head, and bowing their knees, they (worshipped
him). When they had mocked him, they
took the purple robe
off of him, and put his clothes on him, and led him away to
From 9:00 AM to Noon, Jesus Hangs On The Cross
went out, bearing his cross, but as
they came out, they found a man of Cyrene who
by, coming from the country. He was Simon
by name, the father of Alexander
and Rufus, and they compelled him
to go with them, that he might carry his cross after
A great multitude of the people followed him, including women
who also mourned and lamented him. But Jesus, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem,
don't weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your
children. For behold, the days are coming in which they will say,
'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the
breasts that never nursed.' Then they will begin to tell the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and
tell the hills, 'Cover us.' For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be
done in the dry?"
There were also others, two criminals, led with him to be put
They came to a place called (Calvary),
which is called in Hebrew, "Golgotha," that
is to say, "The place of a skull." They gave him sour wine to drink mixed with gall or myrrh.
When he had tasted it, he would not drink.
From Noon To 3:00 PM, The Last Three Hours Of Darkness
It was the third hour, and
they crucified him.
There were two
robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the
left, and Jesus in the middle. So the
Scripture was fulfilled, which says, "He was numbered with
transgressors." And Jesus
said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are
Then the soldiers, when they had
crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts, to every
soldier a part; and also the coat. Now the coat was without
seam, woven from the top throughout. Then they said to one another, "Let's not tear it, but cast
lots for it to decide whose it will be," that the Scripture
might be fulfilled, which
was spoken by the prophet, which
"They parted my garments among them. For my cloak they cast
Therefore the soldiers did these things and
they sat and watched him there.
Pilate wrote a title also, and
put it on the cross up
over his head. And
this was the
accusation written against
him, "THIS IS JESUS
OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS." Therefore many of the Jews read this title, for the place
where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written
in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate,
"Don't write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'he said, I am King
of the Jews.'"
Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
The people stood watching.
Those who passed by blasphemed
him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You
who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save
yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!"
Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes,
the Pharisees, and the elders, said, "He saved others, but he can't save himself. If he is the
King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we
will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him;
for he said, 'I am the Son of God. He
saved others. Let him save himself, if this is the Christ of
God, his chosen one!"
The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him
vinegar, and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
The robbers also who were
crucified with him cast on him the same reproach and insulted
One of the criminals who was
hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are the Christ, save
yourself and us!"
But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Don't you
even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our
deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong." He said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when you come into your
Jesus said to him, "Assuredly I tell you today, you will be
with me in Paradise."
(Now) there were
standing by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's
sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. Therefore when Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he
loved standing there, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold your
son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From
that hour, the disciple took her to his own home.
When Jesus Hangs on The Cross and Dies
The Response Of Both God And Man To His Death
Now from the sixth hour there
was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
is interpreted as, "My
God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, "This
man is calling Elijah."
After this, Jesus, seeing that
all things were now finished, that the Scripture might be
fulfilled, said, "I am thirsty." Now a vessel full of vinegar was set there; so immediately
one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar,
and put it on a reed of hyssop,
and gave him a drink by holding it to his
The rest said, "Let him be.
Let's see whether Elijah comes to save and take
When Jesus therefore had
received the vinegar, Jesus
cried again with a loud voice, saying: "It
crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I
commit my spirit!" Having said this, He
bowed his head, yielded
up his spirit, and
breathed his last breath.
Jesus Is Buried In Joseph of Arimathea's Tomb
sun was darkened, and the
veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.
The earth quaked and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had
fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they
entered into the holy city and appeared to many.
Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching
Jesus, when they saw that
he cried out like this and breathed his last, and when
they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, they feared
exceedingly and glorified
the Son of God. Certainly
this was a righteous man."
the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the
things that were done, returned home beating their breasts.
his acquaintances, and the many women
who followed Jesus from
Galilee, who had followed
him and served him when he was in Galilee;
at a distance, watching these things. Among them were Mary Magdalene,
Mary the mother of James the
the mother of the sons of Zebedee and
many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
The Women Watch By The Tomb
Therefore the Jews, because it
was the Preparation Day, so that the bodies wouldn't remain on
the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special one),
asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they
might be taken away. Therefore the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first,
and of the other who was crucified with him; but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was already
dead, they didn't break his legs. However one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear,
and immediately blood and water came out. He who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true. He
knows that he tells the truth, that you may believe. For these things happened, that the Scripture might be
fulfilled, "A bone of him will not be broken." Again another Scripture says, "They will look on him whom
(There came) a
rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, a
prominent council member who
good and righteous man. He himself
was also a
disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews; He
was looking and waiting for
the Kingdom of God He had not consented to their
counsel and deed. This man boldly went
to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body.
Pilate marveled if he were
already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether
he had been dead long. When he found out from the centurion, Pilate
commanded the body to be given up to
Joseph. Joseph bought
a linen cloth, and took
Nicodemus, who at first came to
Jesus by night, also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes,
about a hundred Roman pounds. So they took Jesus' body, and bound it in (strips) of clean
linen cloth with
the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden.
In the garden was a new tomb in which no man had ever yet been
laid. Then because of the Jews' Preparation Day (for the tomb was
near at hand) they laid Jesus there, and
the Sabbath was drawing near. So, they laid
Him in Joseph's
own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and they rolled
a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed.
The Priests and Pharisees Secure The Tomb
The women, who had come with
him out of Galilee, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how
his body was laid. Mary Magdalene
was there, and the other Mary, Mary
the mother of Joses, sitting
opposite the tomb.
They returned, and prepared
spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to
Now on the next
day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief
priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, saying, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he
was still alive: 'After three days I will rise again.' Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the
third day, lest perhaps his disciples come at night and steal
him away, and tell the people, 'He is risen from the dead;' and
the last deception will be worse than the first."
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it as secure
as you can." So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing
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