The Trial & Crucifixion: The Final Hours of Jesus Christ – Part 2

The Trial and Crucifixion of Christ

This PDF is part 2 of 3 of a compilation of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Specifically, Part 2 is a combination of verses about the trial of Jesus Christ before the leaders of the Jews, his arraignment before Pontius Pilate, and Christ’s crucifixion on Calvary. (Read Part 1 here.)

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To understand why I’ve created this compilation, I invite you to read the introduction in the PDF. In short, this is driven first and foremost by my love for and testimony in the Savior Jesus Christ as our Redeemer. Second, I wanted to create a compilation of the Four Gospels to help tell a complete picture of the final and most important events in the Savior’s life (indeed, for all of humankind). I’ve included a portion of the text below, but to get the full effect, you should read the color-coded version by downloading the PDF.

Part 2: The Trial and Crucifixion (Excerpt)

Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest. Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

And Simon Peter followed Jesus afar off, unto the high priest’s palace, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door without.

Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. And Peter went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals in the midst of the hall; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh the damsel that kept the door, one of the maids of the high priest: And when she saw Peter warming himself, she earnestly looked upon him, and said, Thou wast with Jesus of Galilee. Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples?

But he denied before them all, saying, Woman, I know him not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew [the first time].

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death.
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. Why askest thou me? Ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.

And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death, but found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, their witness agreed not together. At the last came two false witnesses and bare false witness against him, saying,

We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

But neither so did their witness agree together. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee?

But Jesus held his peace, and answered nothing. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye?

And they all condemned him and said, He is guilty of death.

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