Yokhanan 19 – יוחנן יט


1Then Pilatos had Yeshua scourged.  2And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and placed it on His head, and they covered Him with purple robes; 3and they said, “Shalom l’kha, O Melekh of the Yehudim!” and they struck Him on His cheeks.  4Pilatos again went outside and said to them, “Behold, I bring Him outside to you, so that you may know that I find not even one cause against Him.”  5So Yeshua went outside, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robes. And Pilatos said to them, “Behold the man!”  6When the chief Kohanim and the guards saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Execute him! Execute him!” Pilatos said to them, “You take Him and execute Him on the stake; for I find no cause in Him.”  7The Y’hudim said to him, “We have a Torah, and according to our Torah He is guilty unto death because He made Himself Ben HaElohim.”  8When Pilatos heard this saying, he was the more afraid; 9so he entered again into the Praetorium and said to Yeshua, “Where do you come from?” But Yeshua gave him no answer.  10Pilatos said to Him, “Will you not speak even to me? Do you not know that I have the authority to release you, and I have the authority to execute you?”  11Yeshua said to him, “You would have no authority whatever over me if it had not been given to you from above; for this reason the sin of him who delivered me to you is greater than yours.”  12And because of this Pilatos wanted to release Him; but the Y’hudim cried out, “If you release this man you are not a friend of Caesar; for whoever makes himself a king is against Caesar.”  13When Pilatos heard this word, he brought Yeshua outside; then he sat down on the judgment seat at a place which is called the Stone Pavement, and it is also called in Ivrit, ‘Gefifta’.  14And the evening of the Pesakh had passed, and it was about the sixth hour in the morning; and he said to the Y’hudim, “Behold your Melekh!”  15But they cried out, “Take Him away! Take Him away! Execute Him! Execute Him!” Pilatos said to them, “Shall I execute your Melekh?” The chief Kohanim said to him, “We have no king but Caesar.”

16Then he delivered Him to them to execute Him. So they took Yeshua and brought Him forth, 17carrying His execution stake to the place which is called Karkafta, and in Ivrit it is called ‘Gulgolet,’ 18where they executed Him, and with Him two others, Yeshua being among them, one on either side.  19Pilatos also wrote on a stone tablet, and placed it on His execution stake. And the writing was, 

 זֶה יֵשׁוּעַ הַנָּצְרִי מֶלֶךְ הַיְּהוּדִים

[ This is Yeshua The Natzri Melekh of the Yehudim ]

20And a great many Yehudim read this tablet, for the place where Yeshua was executed was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, and in Greek and in Latin.  21The chief Kohanim then said to Pilatos, “Do not write that He is the Melekh of the Yehudim; but ‘He said I am Melekh of the Yehudim.’”  22Pilatos said, “What I have written, I have written.”  23Now when the soldiers had executed Yeshua, they took His clothes and divided them into four parts, a part to each of the soldiers; but His robe was without seam, woven from the top throughout.  24So they said one to another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” And the scripture was fulfilled, which said, “They divided my clothes among them, and for my robe they cast lots.” These things the soldiers did.  25Now there were standing by the stake of Yeshua His mother, and His mother’s sister, and Miryam of Kalyopa, and Miryam of Magdala.  26When Yeshua saw His mother and the Talmid whom He loved standing, He said to His mother, “Woman,  behold your son!”  27Then He said to the Talmid, “Behold your mother!” And from that very hour the Talmid took her with him.  28After these things Yeshua knew that everything was now accomplished, and that the scripture might be fulfilled, He said, “I thirst.”  29Now there was a pitcher full of vinegar placed there; so they filled a sponge with vinegar and put it on the point of a reed and placed it on His mouth.  30When Yeshua drank the vinegar, He said, “It is finished;” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

31Now since it was almost Erev Shabbat, the Y’hudim said, “Let not these bodies remain on their execution stakes, because HaShabbat is beginning,” but this Yom Shabbat day was a High Day. So they besought Pilatos to have the legs of those who were executed broken, and to have the bodies lowered down.  32So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was executed with Him.  33But when they came to Yeshua, they saw that He was dead already, so they did not break His legs.  34But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.  35And he who saw it testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows well that what he said is true, that you also may believe.  36For these things happened that the scripture might be fulfilled, which said, “Not even a bone shall be broken in Him;” 37and again another scripture which said, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”  

38After these things Yosef of Ramatayim, who was a talmid of Yeshua, but secretly because of fear of the Y’hudim, besought Pilatos that he might take away the body of Yeshua. And Pilatos granted him permission. So he came and took away the body of Yeshua.  39And there came also Nak’dimon, who at first had come to Yeshua by night; and he brought with him a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pints.  40So they took away the body of Yeshua and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, according to the custom of the Yehudim in burial.  41Now there was a garden in the place where Yeshua was executed; and in the garden a new tomb in which no man was yet laid.  42So they laid Yeshua there, because the [High] Shabbat was approaching and because the tomb was near.

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