Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 27]

     {Mar 15:1 & Mat 27:1-2 Luk 22:66-23:1 Joh 18:28a Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     27:1 Now when* it became morning, all the high-priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus so-that they might slay him; 27:2 and they bound him and led him away and gave him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

     {Mat 27:3-10 & Acts 1:18-19 Fri. morning and toward the future.}

     27:3 Then Judas, (the one giving him up), when* he saw that he was condemned, regretted and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the high-priests and the elders, 27:4 saying, I have sinned, giving up innocent blood.

     But they said, What is that to us? You will see to it. 27:5 And tossing the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed. And having gone away, he hanged himself.

     27:6 Now the high-priests took the pieces of silver and said, It is not legal to put them into the depository, since it is the price of blood. 27:7 Now they took counsel and bought from them the potter's field, *for the burial of strangers. 27:8 Hence until today, the field was called, The Field of Blood. 27:9 Then what was spoken through the prophet was fulfilled, saying, 'And they took the thirtypieces of silver, the price of the one who has been priced, whom some of the sons of Israel priced for themselves; 27:10 and they gave them *for the potter's field, just-as the Lord commanded me.' {Jer 32:6-9}

     {Mar 15:2-5 & Mat 27:11-14 & Luk 23:2-5 & Joh 18:28b-38 Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor and the governor asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews?

     Now Jesus said to him, You speak it correctly.27:12 And while* he was accused by the high-priests and the elders, he answered nothing.

     27:13 Then Pilate says to him, Do you not hear how many things they are testifying against you?27:14 And he did not answer him, not even one word; so-that the governor marveled exceedingly.

     {Mar 15:6-19 & Mat 27:15-30 & Joh 18:39-19:16 Fri., April 7, 30AD.}

     27:15 Now the governor had been accustomed at the feast to release one prisoner to the crowd, whom they willed. 27:16 Now then they were holding a notable prisoner called* Barabbas. 27:17Therefore, having been gathered together, Pilate said to them, Whom do youĎ wish that I may release to youĎ? Barabbas or Jesus who is called* Christ? 27:18 For* he knew that they had given him up because of envy.

     27:19 Now while sitting upon the judicial-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing betweenyou and that righteous man; for* I have suffered many things today in a dream because of him.

     27:20 Now the high-priests and the elders persuaded the crowds in order that they should ask for Barabbas and should destroy Jesus. 27:21 But the governor answered and said to them, Whom do youĎwill that I may release to youĎ from the two?

     But they said, Barabbas!

     27:22 Pilate says to them, Therefore what should I do to Jesus who is called* Christ?

     They all say to him, Let him be crucified!

     27:23 But the governor said, For* what evil has he done?

     But they were crying out even-more, saying, Let him be crucified!

     27:24 Pilate seeing he profited nothing, but rather that an uproar is happening, took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; youĎ will see to it.

     27:25 And all the people answered and said, His blood is upon us and upon our children.

     27:26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but having scourged Jesus, he gave him up in order that he should be crucified.

     27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace and gathered together the whole cohort {600 soldiers} upon him. 27:28 And having stripped him, they placed a scarlet cloak around him.27:29 And they braided a crown from thorns and placed it upon his head and a reed upon his righthand, and they knelt down before him and were mocking him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 27:30And having spit at him, they took the reed and were beating it into his head.

     {Mar 15:20-23 & Mat 27:31-34 & Luk 23:26-33 & Joh 19:17 Road to the Cross, Fri. morning.}

     27:31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped the cloak off him and clothed him with his own garments and led him away, *that* they should crucify him.

     27:32 Now while going out, they found a man from Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this one to go with them, in order that he might lift up his cross.

     27:33 And they came to a place called* Golgotha, which is to say, the place of a skull, 27:34 they gave him vinegar to drink, having been mixed with gall and having tasted it, he was not willing to drinkit.

     {Mar 15:24-32 & Mat 27:35-44 & Luk 23:33-43 & Joh 19:18-27 9:00 until Noon, Fri.}

     27:35 Now having crucified him, 'they divided his garments among them, casting a lot'; {T}in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which says, 'They divided my garments among them and they cast a lot for my garment.'{Psa 22.18}27:36 And sitting down, they were guarding him there. 27:37 And they placed above his head an accusation that had been written, This Jesus is the King of the Jews.27:38 Then two robbers are crucified together with him, one at the right and one at the left. 27:39 Now those who traveled by were blaspheming him, wagging their heads, 27:40 and saying, He who tears-down the temple and builds it in three days, save yourself. If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.

     27:41 Now likewise, also the high-priests with the scribes and elders and Pharisees, mocking him, and were saying, 27:42 He saved others, yet he is not able to save himself. If he is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross and we will believe in him. 27:43 He has confidence upon God. Let him rescue him now, if he is willing to save him; for* he said, I am the Son of God. 27:44 Now the robbers who were also crucified together with him were reproaching him with the same thing.

     {Mar 15:34 & Mat 27:45 & Luk 23:44 around Noon.}

     27:45 Now there became darkness upon all the earth from the sixth hour until the ninth hour {i.e. Noon until 3:00 PM; Amos 8:8С9?}.

     {Mar 15:34-41 & Mat 27:46-56 & Luk 23:45-49 & Joh 19:28-30 around 5:00 PM.}

     27:46 Now around the ninth hour {i.e. 3:00 PM} Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' {Psa 22:1}

     27:47 But some of them standing there, when* they heard it, were saying, This one is summoning Elijah. 27:48 And immediately one out of them ran, taking a sponge and filled it with vinegar and placed it around a reed and was giving it to him to drink.

     27:49 But the rest were saying, Allow it, that we may see if Elijah comes; he will save him.

     27:50 Now Jesus, having cried again with a loud voice, his spirit leaves. 27:51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was split-apart into two pieces, from the top to the bottom, and the earth shook, and the rocks were split-apart; 27:52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the holy-ones who had fallen-asleep were raised.

     27:53 And coming forth out of the tombs after his awakening, they entered into the holy city and were appearing to many.

     27:54 Now the centurion and those guarding Jesus with him, having seen the earthquake and the things which happened, were extremely afraid, saying, This one truly was the Son of God. 27:55 Now many women were there viewing from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him: 27:56among whom was Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

     {Mar 15:42-47 & Mat 27:57-66 & Luk 23:50-56 & Joh 19:31-42 Before The Sabbath.}

     27:57 Now when* it became evening, a rich man came from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also made himself a disciple to Jesus. 27:58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up. 27:59 And Joseph took the body and entwined it in a clean linen cloth, 27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewed out in the rock and he rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb and went away. 27:61 Now Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting in front of the burial chamber.

     27:62 Now on the next-day, which is the day after the Preparation, the high-priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, 27:63 saying, Lord, we remember what that misleader said,while still living, I will arise after three days. 27:64 Therefore, command that the burial chamber be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples coming by night, might steal him away and might say to the people, He was raised from the dead and the last deceit will be worse than the first.

     27:65 Pilate said to them, YouĎ have a sentry. GoĎ, makeĎit as secure as youĎ know how. 27:66 So they traveled and secured the burial chamber, sealing the stone, with the sentry.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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