Yesu Ahukumiwa Kifo

19 Ndipo Pilato akamtoa Yesu akaamuru apigwe viboko. Askari wakasuka taji ya miiba wakamwekea Yesu kichwani, wakamvika na kanzu ya zambarau.

Lakini walipomkaribia Yesu wakaona ya kuwa amekwisha kufa, hawakumvunja miguu.

Mfalme wa Wayahudi!’

Kwa hiyo Yesu akatoka nje akiwa amevaa ile taji ya miiba na kanzu ya zambarau. Pilato akawaambia, “Huyu hapa mtu wenu.” Wale makuhani wakuu na viongozi wa Wayahudi walipomwona wakapiga kelele, “Msulubishe! Msulubishe!” Pilato akawajibu, “Mchukueni mumsulubishe ninyi, kwa sababu mimi sioni kosa alilo tenda.” Wao wakamjibu, “Sisi tunayo sheria ambayo inamhukumu kifo kwa sababu yeye anajiita Mwana wa Mungu.” Pilato aliposi kia haya aliingiwa na hofu. Akaingia ukumbini tena akamwuliza Yesu, “Wewe unatoka wapi?” Lakini Yesu hakumjibu. 10 Pilato akamwambia, “Kwa nini hunijibu? Hujui ya kuwa nina mamlaka ya kukuachilia huru au kukusulubisha?” 11 Ndipo Yesu akamwambia, “Wewe hungekuwa na mamlaka ye yote juu yangu kama Mungu hakukupa mamlaka hayo; kwa hiyo mtu aliyenishtaki kwako ana dhambi kubwa zaidi.” 12 Tangu wakati huo Pilato akaanza kutafuta njia ya kumfungua Yesu, lakini Wayahudi wakazidi kupiga kelele wakasema, “Ukimwachilia huyu mtu, wewe si rafiki wa Kaisari. Mtu ye yote anayejifanya kuwa mfalme anampinga Kaisari.” 13 Pilato aliposi kia maneno haya alimtoa Yesu nje tena akaketi katika kiti chake cha kuhukumia, mahali palipoitwa Sakafu ya Jiwe - kwa Kiebrania paliitwa Gabatha.

14 Siku hiyo ilikuwa ni siku moja kabla ya Pasaka, siku iliyoitwa siku ya Matayarisho, yapata kama saa sita hivi. Pilato Akawaambia Wayahudi, “Huyu hapa Mfalme wenu!” 15 Wao wakapiga kelele, “Mwondoe! Mwondoe! Msulubishe!” Pilato akawauliza, “Je, nimsulubishe Mfalme wenu?” Wale makuhani wakuu wakamjibu, “Hatuna mfalme mwingine ila Kaisari.” 16 Ndipo Pilato akawaka bidhi Yesu wamsulubishe.

Yesu Asulubishwa

17 Kwa hiyo wakamchukua Yesu, naye akatoka akiwa amebeba msalaba wake kuelekea mahali palipoitwa, ‘Fuvu la kichwa,’ au kwa Kiebrania, Golgotha. 18 Hapo ndipo walipomsulubisha. Pamoja naye walisulubishwa watu wengine wawili, mmoja upande wa kushoto na mwingine upande wa kulia wa Yesu. 19 Pilato aliandika maneno yafuatayo kwenye kibao, kikawekwa juu kwenye msalaba wa Yesu: “YESU WA NAZARETI, MFALME WA WAYAHUDI” 20 Kwa kuwa mahali hapo palikuwa karibu na mjini, Wayahudi wengi walisoma maneno haya ambayo yalikuwa yameandikwa kwa lugha za Kiebrania, Kilatini na Kigiriki. 21 Makuhani wakuu wakamwambia Pilato, “Usiandike, ‘Mfalme wa Wayahudi,’ bali ‘Mtu huyu alisema, Mimi ni Mfalme wa Wayahudi.”’ 22 Pilato akawajibu, “ Nilichokwisha andika, nimeandika.”

Mavazi Ya Yesu Yagawanywa

23 Maaskari walipokwisha msulubisha Yesu, walichukua mavazi yake wakayagawa mafungu manne; kila askari akapata moja. Ila wal ikubaliana wasipasue ile kanzu yake kwa maana ilikuwa imefumwa tangu juu hadi chini na haikukatwa mahali po pote. 24 Wakaam biana, “Tusiipasue ila tupige kura tuone ni nani aichukue.” Hii ilitimiza yale Maandiko yaliyosema, “Waligawana mavazi yangu, na kanzu yangu wakaipigia kura.” 25 Kwa hiyo wakapiga kura. Karibu na msalaba wa Yesu walikuwa wamesimama: Mariamu mama yake, shan gazi yake, Mariamu mke wa Klopa na Mariamu Magdalena. 26 Yesu alipomwona mama yake na yule mwanafunzi aliyempenda wamesimama karibu, alimwambia mama yake, “Mama, huyo ni mwanao!” 27 Kisha akamwambia yule mwanafunzi, “Na huyo ni mama yako.” Tangu wakati huo yule mwanafunzi akamchukua mama yake Yesu nyumbani kwake.

Kifo Cha Yesu

28 Baada ya haya Yesu alifahamu ya kuwa mambo yote yameka milika, kwa hiyo, ili kutimiza Maandiko, akasema, “Naona kiu.” 29 Hapo palikuwa na bakuli lililojaa siki. Kwa hiyo wakachukua sponji iliyolowanishwa kwenye hiyo siki wakaichomeka kwenye ufito wa hisopo wakampandishia mdomoni. 30 Baada ya kuipokea hiyo siki, Yesu akasema, “Imekwisha.” Akainamisha kichwa, akakata roho.

31 Kwa kuwa ilikuwa siku ya Maandalizi ya Pasaka Wayahudi hawakutaka miili yao ibaki msalabani siku ya sabato. Hii ingekuwa sabato ya pekee kwa kuwa iliangukia wakati wa Pasaka. Wakamwomba Pilato aamuru miguu ya wale waliosulubiwa ivunjwe ili wafe upesi waondolewe msalabani. 32 Kwa hiyo askari wakaenda wakavunja miguu ya mtu wa kwanza aliyesulubiwa na Yesu na wa pili pia. 34 Ila askari mmoja akamchoma mkuki ubavuni, na mara pakatoka damu na maji. 35 Mambo haya yamehakikishwa na mtu aliyeyaona, na ushahidi wake ni wa kuaminika. Yeye anajua ya kuwa aliyosema ni kweli, naye ametoa ushuhuda huu ili nanyi mpate kuamini. 36 Kwa maana mambo haya yalitokea ili kutimiza Maandiko yaliyosema, “Hakuna hata mfupa wake mmoja utakaovunjwa.” 37 Na pia Maandiko mengine yanasema, “Watamtazama yeye waliyemchoma kwa mkuki.” 38 Baada ya haya, Yusufu wa Arimathea aliyekuwa mfuasi wa siri wa Yesu, maana aliwaogopa Wayahudi, akamwomba Pilato auchukue mwili wa Yesu; naye akamruhusu. Kwa hiyo akaja, akauchukua mwili wa Yesu. 39 Naye Nikodemo, yule ambaye alimwen dea Yesu kwa siri usiku, alikuja na mchanganyiko wa manukato zaidi ya kilo thelathini. 40 Wakauchukua mwili wa Yesu, wakau vika sanda iliyokuwa na manukato, kama ilivyokuwa desturi ya Way ahudi. 41 Karibu na pale walipomsulubisha palikuwa na bustani yenye kaburi ambalo lilikuwa halijatumika. 42 Kwa hiyo ili kuka milisha mazishi kabla ya sabato, wakamzika Yesu kwenye hilo kab uri lililokuwa karibu.

Jesus Sentenced to Be Crucified(A)

19 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.(B) The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!”(C) And they slapped him in the face.(D)

Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out(E) to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.”(F) When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe,(G) Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”

But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him.(H) As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”(I)

The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die,(J) because he claimed to be the Son of God.”(K)

When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace.(L) “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.(M) 10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”

11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above.(N) Therefore the one who handed me over to you(O) is guilty of a greater sin.”

12 From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king(P) opposes Caesar.”

13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat(Q) at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic(R) is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation(S) of the Passover; it was about noon.(T)

“Here is your king,”(U) Pilate said to the Jews.

15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”

“Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.

“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.

16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.(V)

The Crucifixion of Jesus(W)

So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross,(X) he went out to the place of the Skull(Y) (which in Aramaic(Z) is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others(AA)—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth,(AB) the king of the jews.(AC) 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city,(AD) and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. 21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.”(AE)

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

23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”

This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled(AF) that said,

“They divided my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.”[a](AG)

So this is what the soldiers did.

25 Near the cross(AH) of Jesus stood his mother,(AI) his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.(AJ) 26 When Jesus saw his mother(AK) there, and the disciple whom he loved(AL) standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,[b] here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

The Death of Jesus(AM)

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished,(AN) and so that Scripture would be fulfilled,(AO) Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar(AP) was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”(AQ) With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

31 Now it was the day of Preparation,(AR) and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses(AS) during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other.(AT) 33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced(AU) Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.(AV) 35 The man who saw it(AW) has given testimony, and his testimony is true.(AX) He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. 36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled:(AY) “Not one of his bones will be broken,”[c](AZ) 37 and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”[d](BA)

The Burial of Jesus(BB)

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders.(BC) With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus,(BD) the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.[e] 40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen.(BE) This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.(BF) 41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation(BG) and since the tomb was nearby,(BH) they laid Jesus there.

Footnotes

  1. John 19:24 Psalm 22:18
  2. John 19:26 The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect.
  3. John 19:36 Exodus 12:46; Num. 9:12; Psalm 34:20
  4. John 19:37 Zech. 12:10
  5. John 19:39 Or about 34 kilograms

19 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews.

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.

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.

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.

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and 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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, 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.

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.

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.

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