“Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”Luke 24:1
“Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”Mark 16:4-7
“Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”Luke 24:2-7
“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
“They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
“Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
“What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?”
“Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
“Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.”
“O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”
“Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.”
“Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”
“The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”
“Peace to you!”
“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
“Have you anything here to eat?”
“Peace be with you.”
“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
“Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
“The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.”
“Friend, do what you came to do.”
“Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
“Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
“The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.”
“Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.”
“Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”
“Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
“No more of this!”
“Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”John 18:2-12
“Whom do you seek?”
“Jesus of Nazareth.”
“I am he.”
“I am he,”
“Whom do you seek?”
“Jesus of Nazareth.”
“I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go.”
“Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.”
“Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”
“I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know what I said.”
“Is that how you answer the high priest?”
“If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”
“This man said,And the high priest stood up and said,
‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.’”
“Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”But Jesus remained silent.
“I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”Jesus said to him,
“You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”Then the high priest tore his robes and said,
“He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy. What is your judgment?”They answered,
“He deserves death.”Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him, saying,
“Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?”Mark 14:53-65
“We heard him say,Yet even about this their testimony did not agree. And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus,
‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’”
“Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”But he remained silent and made no answer.
“Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”And Jesus said,
“I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”And the high priest tore his garments and said,
“What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?”And they all condemned him as deserving death. And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him,
“Prophesy!”And the guards received him with blows.
“You also were with Jesus the Galilean.”But he denied it before them all, saying,
“I do not know what you mean.”And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders,
“This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.”And again he denied it with an oath:
“I do not know the man.”After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter,
“Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you.”Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear,
“I do not know the man.”And immediately the rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus,
“Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”And he went out and wept bitterly.
“You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.”But he denied it, saying,
“I neither know nor understand what you mean.”And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed. And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders,
“This man is one of them.”But again he denied it.
“Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear,
“I do not know this man of whom you speak.”And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him,
“Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.”And he broke down and wept.
“This man also was with him.”But he denied it, saying,
“Woman, I do not know him.”And a little later someone else saw him and said,
“You also are one of them.”But Peter said,
“Man, I am not.”And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying,
“Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.”But Peter said,
“Man, I do not know what you are talking about.”And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him,
“Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.”And he went out and wept bitterly.
“You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?”He said,
“I am not.”Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.
“Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?”And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him.
“If you are the Christ, tell us.”But he said to them,
“If I tell you, you will not believe, and if I ask you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”So they all said,
“Are you the Son of God, then?”And he said to them,
“You say that I am.”Then they said,
“What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”Judas hangs himself
“I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”They said,
“What is that to us? See to it yourself.”And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.
“It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.”So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
“And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”Phase 1 of Jesus’ Roman trial: first appearance before Pontius Pilate; sent to Herod Antipas
“Are you the King of the Jews?”Jesus said,
“You have said so.”But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer.
“Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?”But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
“Are you the King of the Jews?”And he answered him,
“You have said so.”And the chief priests accused him of many things.
“Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.”But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.
“Are you the King of the Jews?”And he answered him,
“You have said so.”Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds,
“I find no guilt in this man.”But they were urgent, saying,
“He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place.”
“Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up. Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him,
“Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.”Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
“Which of the two do you want me to release for you?”And they said,
“Barabbas.”Pilate said to them,
“Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”They all said,
“Let him be crucified!”And he said,
“Why, what evil has he done?”But they shouted all the more,
“Let him be crucified!”
“I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.”And all the people answered,
“His blood be on us and on our children!”Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
“Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.
“Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?”And they cried out again,
“Crucify him.”And Pilate said to them,
“Why, what evil has he done?”But they shouted all the more,
“Crucify him.”So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
“You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people.
And after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him.
Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us.
Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him.
I will therefore punish and release him.”
“Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”—a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder.
“Crucify, crucify him!”A third time he said to them,
“Why, what evil has he done?But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
I have found in him no guilt deserving death.
I will therefore punish and release him.”
“What accusation do you bring against this man?”They answered him,
“If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you.”Pilate said to them,
“Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.”The Jews said to him,
“It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.”This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to show by what kind of death he was going to die.
“Are you the King of the Jews?”Jesus answered,
“Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?”Pilate answered,
“Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?”Jesus answered,
“My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”Then Pilate said to him,
“So you are a king?”Jesus answered,
“You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”Pilate said to him,
“What is truth?”
“I find no guilt in him.They cried out again,
But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover.
So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”
“Not this man, but Barabbas!”Now Barabbas was a robber.
“Hail, King of the Jews!”and struck him with their hands.
“See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him.”So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.
“Behold the man!”When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out,
“Crucify him, crucify him!”Pilate said to them,
“Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him.”The Jews answered him,
“We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has made himself the Son of God.”When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid.
“Where are you from?”But Jesus gave him no answer.
“You will not speak to me?Jesus answered him,
Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?”
“You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above.
Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.”
“If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.”So when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Stone Pavement, and in Aramaic Gabbatha.
“Behold your King!”They cried out,
“Away with him, away with him, crucify him!”Pilate said to them,
“Shall I crucify your King?”The chief priests answered,
“We have no king but Caesar.”So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.
“Hail, King of the Jews!”And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.
“This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
“You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself!So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
“He saved others; he cannot save himself.And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.
He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him.
For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”that is,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said,
“This man is calling Elijah.”And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. But the others said,
“Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.”And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
“Truly this was the Son of God!”
“Hail, King of the Jews!”
“The King of the Jews.”And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
“Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!”So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying,
“He saved others; he cannot save himself.Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.”
“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”which means,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”And some of the bystanders hearing it said,
“Behold, he is calling Elijah.”And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying,
“Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.”And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.
“Truly this man was the Son of God!”Luke 23:26-49
“Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say,
‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’
Then they will begin to say to the mountains,
‘Fall on us,’
and to the hills,
For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”And they cast lots to divide his garments.
“He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!”The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying,
“If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”There was also an inscription over him,
“This is the King of the Jews.”
“Are you not the Christ?But the other rebuked him, saying,
Save yourself and us!”
“Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?And he said,
And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”And he said to him,
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!”And having said this he breathed his last.
“Certainly this man was innocent!”And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.
“Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate,
“Do not write,Pilate answered,
‘The King of the Jews,’
‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’”
“What I have written I have written.”
“Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.”This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,
“They divided my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.”
“Woman, behold, your son!”Then he said to the disciple,
“Behold, your mother!”And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
“I thirst.”A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said,
“It is finished,”and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
“Not one of his bones will be broken.”And again another Scripture says,
“They will look on him whom they have pierced.”