Trivia:

The soldiers make fun of Jesus
19:1-16, Cf. Mt 27:27-30, Mk 15:16-20

1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

Pilate had Jesus whipped.

2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

The soldiers put a crown of thorns on his head,

and a purple robe on him, [1]

3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

and said, "Hail, king of the Jews!"

And they hit him with their hands.

Pilate tries to release Jesus
(but the Jews wouldn't let him)
19:4-16, Cf. Lk 23:13-17

4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

Pilate came out and said,

I find no fault in him.

5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

Then he brought Jesus out,

wearing the crown of thorns and purple robe, and said,

Here's the man!

6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

When the chief priests and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify him!"

Pilate said, "Crucify him yourselves. I find now fault in him."

7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

The Jews said,

Our law says he must die,

because he claimed to be the Son of God.

9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Pilate went back inside and said to Jesus,

Where are you from?

But Jesus didn't answer.

10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?

Pilate said,

So you won't even talk to me?

Don't you know I have the power to crucify or release you.

11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

Jesus said,

Whatever power you have over me is given from above.

Those who brought me to you have a greater sin.

12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

Pilate tried to release Jesus, but the Jews cried you, saying,

If you let him go, you're not a friend of Caesar.

Whoever claims to be a king is an enemy of Caesar.

14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

It was the day of preparation for the passover,

at about the sixth hour. [2]

Pilate brought out Jesus again and said to the Jews,

Here is your king.

15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

The Jews cried out, "Crucify him!"

Pilate said, "Shall I crucify your king?"

The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar."

16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.

So Pilate sent him off to be crucified.

Jesus is crucified

17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

Jesus carried his cross to a place called Golgotha, [3]

which means the place of the skull,

18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

where they crucified him, between two others.

19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Pilate put a sign on the cross, which said,

JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS [4]

20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.

21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.

22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

The sign was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

Each of the soldiers took some of Jesus's garments.

24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

And cast lots to see who would get his seamless coat.

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

Several women stood by the cross, including: [5]
Jesus's mother,
his mother's sister, Mary, the wife of Cleophas,
and Mary Magdalene.

26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

When Jesus saw his mother and the desciple whom he loved, [6] he said to his mother,

Woman, this man is your son.

27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

And he said to his disciple,

This is your mother.

28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

Then he said,

I'm thirsty.

29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

They lifted a sponge with vinegar and hyssop to Jesus's mouth. [7]

30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

After Jesus tasted the vinegar, he said, "If it finished."

Then he died. [8]

The burial of Jesus
19:31-42

31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

Since it was the preparation day for the sabbath, the Jews didn't want the bodies to remain on the crosses during the sabbath.

So they asked Pilate break the legs of those who were crucified, so the bodies could be taken away.

32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

The soldiers broke the legs of the two who were crucified with Jesus.

33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

But they didn't break Jesus's legs, since he was already dead.

34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

One of the soldiers pierced Jesus's side with a spear,

and water and blood came out of the wound.

35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

Someone saw it and told others about it.

He knew what he said was true, so you can believe it.

36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

It happened like this to fulfill the prophecy, which says,

No bones in his body will be broken. [9]

38 And after this Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

Pilate allowed Joseph of Arimathea to remove Jesus's body.

39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

Nicodemus anointed the body with myrrh and aloes.

40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.

42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

They wrapped the body with linen

and placed it in a new garden sepulchre.