The Death of Jesus
Mat 27:45 At noon the whole country became dark. The darkness continued for three hours.
Mat 27:46 About three o'clock Jesus cried out loudly, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" This means "My God, my God, why have you left me alone?"
Mat 27:47 Some of the people standing there heard this. They said, "He is calling Elijah."
Mat 27:48 Quickly, one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled the sponge with sour wine and tied the sponge to a stick. Then he used the stick to give the sponge to Jesus to get a drink from it.
Mat 27:49 But the others said, "Don't bother him. We want to see if Elijah will come to save him."
Mat 27:50 Again Jesus cried out loudly and then died.
Mat 27:51 When Jesus died, the curtain in the Temple was torn into two pieces. The tear started at the top and tore all the way to the bottom. Also, the earth shook and rocks were broken.
Mat 27:52 The graves opened, and many of God's people who had died were raised from death.
Mat 27:53 They came out of the graves. And after Jesus was raised from death, they went into the holy city, and many people saw them.
Mat 27:54 The army officer and the soldiers guarding Jesus saw this earthquake and everything that happened. They were very afraid and said, "He really was the Son of God!"
Mat 27:55 Many women were standing away from the cross, watching. These were the women who had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for him.
Mat 27:56 Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of James and John were there.
(Mar 15:33) At noon the whole country became dark. This darkness continued until three o'clock.
(Mar 15:34) At three o'clock Jesus cried out loudly, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani." This means "My God, my God, why have you left me alone?"
(Mar 15:35) Some of the people standing there heard this. They said, "Listen! He is calling Elijah."
(Mar 15:36) One man there ran and got a sponge. He filled the sponge with sour wine and tied it to a stick. Then he used the stick to give the sponge to Jesus to get a drink from it. The man said, "We should wait now and see if Elijah will come to take him down from the cross."
(Mar 15:37) Then Jesus cried out loudly and died.
(Mar 15:38) When Jesus died, the curtain in the Temple was torn into two pieces. The tear started at the top and tore all the way to the bottom.
(Mar 15:39) The army officer who was standing there in front of the cross saw what happened when Jesus died. The officer said, "This man really was the Son of God!"
(Mar 15:40) Some women were standing away from the cross, watching. Among these women were Mary Magdalene, Salome, and Mary the mother of James and Joses. (James was her youngest son.)
(Mar 15:41) These were the women who had followed Jesus in Galilee and cared for him. Many other women who had come with Jesus to Jerusalem were also there.
(Luk 23:44) It was about noon, but it turned dark throughout the land until three o'clock in the afternoon,
(Luk 23:45) because the sun stopped shining. The curtain in the Temple was torn into two pieces.
(Luk 23:46) Jesus shouted, "Father, I put my life in your hands!" After Jesus said this, he died.
(Luk 23:47) The army officer there saw what happened. He praised God, saying, "I know this man was a good man!"
(Luk 23:48) Many people had come out of the city to see all this. When they saw it, they felt very sorry and left.
(Luk 23:49) The people who were close friends of Jesus were there. Also, there were some women who had followed Jesus from Galilee. They all stood far away from the cross and watched these things.
(Joh 19:28) Later, Jesus knew that everything had been done. To make the Scriptures come true he said, "I am thirsty."
(Joh 19:29) There was a jar full of sour wine there, so the soldiers soaked a sponge in it. They put the sponge on a branch of a hyssop plant and lifted it to Jesus' mouth.
(Joh 19:30) When he tasted the wine, he said, "It is finished." Then he bowed his head and died.
(Joh 19:31) This day was Preparation day. The next day was a special Sabbath day. The Jewish leaders did not want the bodies to stay on the cross on the Sabbath day. So they asked Pilate to order that the legs of the men be broken. And they asked that the bodies be taken down from the crosses.
(Joh 19:32) So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men on the crosses beside Jesus.
(Joh 19:33) But when the soldiers came close to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead. So they did not break his legs.
(Joh 19:34) But one of the soldiers stuck his spear into Jesus' side. Immediately blood and water came out.
(Joh 19:35) (The one who saw this happen has told about it. He told about it so that you also can believe. The things he says are true. He knows that he tells the truth.)
(Joh 19:36) These things happened to give full meaning to the Scriptures that said, "None of his bones will be broken"
(Joh 19:37) and "People will look at the one they stabbed."
(Mat 28:1) The day after the Sabbath day was the first day of the week. That day at dawn Mary Magdalene and the other woman named Mary went to look at the tomb.
(Mat 28:2) Suddenly an angel of the Lord came from the sky, and there was a huge earthquake. The angel went to the tomb and rolled the stone away from the entrance. Then he sat on top of the stone.
(Mat 28:3) The angel was shining as bright as lightning. His clothes were as white as snow.
(Mat 28:4) The soldiers guarding the tomb were very afraid of the angel. They shook with fear and then became like dead men.
(Mat 28:5) The angel said to the women, "Don't be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, the one who was killed on the cross.
(Mat 28:6) But he is not here. He has risen from death, as he said he would. Come and see the place where his body was.
(Mat 28:7) And go quickly and tell his followers, 'Jesus has risen from death. He is going into Galilee and will be there before you. You will see him there.'" Then the angel said, "Now I have told you."
(Mat 28:8) So the women left the tomb quickly. They were afraid, but they were also very happy. They ran to tell his followers what happened.
(Mat 28:9) Suddenly, Jesus was there in front of them. He said, "Hello!" The women went to him and, holding on to his feet, worshiped him.
(Mat 28:10) Then Jesus said to them, "Don't be afraid. Go tell my followers to go to Galilee. They will see me there."
(Mar 16:1) The next day after the Sabbath day, Mary Magdalene, Salome, and Mary the mother of James bought some sweet-smelling spices to put on Jesus' body.
(Mar 16:2) Very early on that day, the first day of the week, the women were going to the tomb. It was very early after sunrise.
(Mar 16:3) The women said to each other, "There is a large stone covering the entrance of the tomb. Who will move the stone for us?"
(Mar 16:4) Then the women looked and saw that the stone was moved. The stone was very large, but it was moved away from the entrance.
(Mar 16:5) The women walked into the tomb and saw a young man there wearing a white robe. He was sitting on the right side of the tomb. The women were afraid.
(Mar 16:6) But the man said, "Don't be afraid. You are looking for Jesus from Nazareth, the one who was killed on a cross. He has risen from death! He is not here. Look, here is the place they put him when he was dead.
(Mar 16:7) Now go and tell his followers. And be sure to tell Peter. Tell them, 'Jesus is going into Galilee and will be there before you come. You will see him there, as he told you before.'"
(Mar 16:8) The women were very afraid and confused. They left the tomb and ran away. They did not tell about what happened, because they were afraid.
(Luk 24:1) Very early Sunday morning, the women came to the tomb where Jesus' body was laid. They brought the sweet-smelling spices they had prepared.
(Luk 24:2) They saw that the heavy stone that covered the entrance had been rolled away.
(Luk 24:3) They went in, but they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
(Luk 24:4) They did not understand this. While they were wondering about it, two men in shining clothes stood beside them.
(Luk 24:5) The women were very afraid. They bowed down with their faces to the ground. The men said to them, "Why are you looking for a living person here? This is a place for dead people.
(Luk 24:6) Jesus is not here. He has risen from death. Do you remember what he said in Galilee?
(Luk 24:7) He said the Son of Man must be handed over to the control of sinful men, be killed on a cross, and rise from death on the third day."
(Luk 24:8) Then the women remembered what Jesus had said.
(Luk 24:9) The women left the tomb and went to the eleven apostles and the other followers. They told them everything that happened at the tomb.
(Luk 24:10) These women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary, the mother of James, and some others. They told the apostles everything that happened.
(Luk 24:11) But the apostles did not believe what they said. It sounded like nonsense.
(Luk 24:12) But Peter got up and ran to the tomb to see. He looked in, but he saw only the cloth that Jesus' body had been wrapped in. It was just lying there. Peter went away to be alone, wondering what had happened.
(Joh 20:1) Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. She saw that the large stone was moved away from the entrance.
(Joh 20:2) So she ran to Simon Peter and the other follower (the one Jesus loved very much). She said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they put him."
(Joh 20:3) So Peter and the other follower started going to the tomb.
(Joh 20:4) They were both running, but the other follower ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first.
(Joh 20:5) He bent down and looked in. He saw the pieces of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in.
(Joh 20:6) Then Simon Peter finally reached the tomb and went in. He saw the pieces of linen lying there.
(Joh 20:7) He also saw the cloth that had been around Jesus' head. It was folded up and laid in a different place from the pieces of linen.
(Joh 20:8) Then the other follower went in--the one who had reached the tomb first. He saw what had happened and believed.
(Joh 20:9) (These followers did not yet understand from the Scriptures that Jesus must rise from death.)