6 Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. (Mt 27:15; Lu 23:18; Joh 18:39; Joh 19:16)7 And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas. (Ac 3:14; Ac 5:36)8 And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them.9 And he answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”10 For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up. (Joh 12:19)11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead.12 And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” (Joh 19:15)13 And they cried out again, “Crucify him.”14 And Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” (Lu 23:41; Joh 8:46)15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged
1. A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal
21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. (Mt 27:32; Lu 23:26; Joh 19:17)22 And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). (Mt 27:33; Lu 23:32; Lu 23:44; Joh 19:17; Joh 19:23; Joh 19:28)23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. (Mt 2:11; Joh 19:39)24 And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. (Ps 22:18)25 And it was the third hour
1. That is, 9 a.m.
 when they crucified him. (Joh 19:14)26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” (Mr 15:2)27 And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
1. Some manuscripts insert verse 28: And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “He was numbered with the transgressors”
 had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
2. That is, 3 p.m.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Ps 22:1; Heb 5:7)35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.”36 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.” (Ru 2:14; Ps 69:21)37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. (Mr 15:34; Joh 10:18)38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. (Ex 26:31; 2Ch 3:14)39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he
1. Some manuscripts insert cried out and
 breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son
42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, (Mt 27:57; Mt 27:62; Lu 23:50; Joh 19:38)43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. (Lu 2:25; Lu 2:38; Ac 13:50; Ac 17:12)44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died.
1. Or Pilate wondered whether he had already died
 And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. (Mr 15:39)45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. (Mr 15:44)46 And Joseph
1. Greek he
 bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. (Isa 22:16; Isa 53:9; Mr 14:51; Mr 16:4; Joh 11:38)47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid. (Mr 15:40)