Mattithyahu (Matthew) 27:15-46

15  And at the Festival the governor used to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wanted.

16  And they had then a well-known prisoner called Barabba.

17  So when they were assembled, Pilatus said to them, "Whom do you want I release to you? Barabba, or יהושע who is called Mashiaḥ?"

18  For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him up.

19  And as he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have naught to do with that righteous Man, for I have suffered much today in a dream because of Him."

20  But the chief kohenim and elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabba and to destroy יהושע.

21  And the governor answering, said to them, "Which of the two do you want that I release to you?" They said, "Barabba!"

22  Pilatus said to them, "What then shall I do with יהושע who is called Mashiaḥ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be impaled!"

23  And the governor said, "Indeed, what evil has He done?" And they were crying out all the more, saying, "Let Him be impaled!"

24  And when Pilatus saw that he was getting nowhere, but rather an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this Righteous One. You shall see to it."

25  And all the people answering, said, "His blood be on us and on our children."

26  Then he released Barabba to them, but having יהושע whipped, he delivered Him over to be impaled.

27  Then the soldiers of the governor took יהושע into the court and gathered the entire squad around Him.

28  And having stripped Him, they put a scarlet robe on Him.

29  And plaiting a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they kneeled down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Greetings, Sovereign of the Yahuḏim!"

30  And spitting on Him they took the reed and struck Him on the head.

31  And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, then put His own garments on Him, and led Him away to be impaled.

32  And as they were going out, they found a man of Kurĕnĕ, Shimʽon by name - they compelled him to bear His stake.

33  And when they came to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,

34  they gave Him wine mixed with bile to drink. And after tasting, He would not drink it.

35  And having impaled Him, they divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be filled what was spoken by the naḇi, "They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots."

36  And sitting down, they guarded Him there.

37  And they put up over His head the written charge against Him: THIS IS יהושע, THE SOVEREIGN OF THE YAHUḎIM.

38  Then two robbers were impaled with Him, one on the right and another on the left.

39  And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads,

40  and saying, "You who destroy the Mishkan and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Bĕn of Elohim, come down from the stake."

41  And likewise the chief kohenim, with the scribes and elders, mocking, said,

42  "He saved others - He is unable to save Himself. If He is the Sovereign of Yisra'ĕl, let Him now come down from the stake, and we shall believe Him.

43  "He trusted in Elohim, let Him rescue Him now if He desires Him, for He said, ‘I am the Bĕn of Elohim.' "

44  And also the robbers who were impaled with Him reviled Him, the same.

45  And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land, until the ninth hour.

46  And about the ninth hour יהושע cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Ěli, Ěli, lamah sheḇaqtani?" that is, "My Ěl, My Ěl, why have You forsaken Me?"