Day 27

Matthew 27


27:1 Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 

27:2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor. 

27:3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 

27:4 saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it." 

27:5 He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself. 

27:6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, "It's not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood." 

27:7 They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in. 

27:8 Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day. 

27:9 Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah{some manuscripts omit "Jeremiah"} the prophet was fulfilled, saying, "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him upon whom a price had been set, whom some of the children of Israel priced, 

27:10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."{Zechariah 11:12-13; Jeremiah 19:1-13; 32:6-9} 

27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said to him, "So you say." 

27:12 When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 

27:13 Then Pilate said to him, "Don't you hear how many things they testify against you?" 

27:14 He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly. 

27:15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired. 

27:16 They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 

27:17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?" 

27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up. 

27:19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him." 

27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 

27:21 But the governor answered them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!" 

27:22 Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do to Jesus, who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let him be crucified!" 

27:23 But the governor said, "Why? What evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified!" 

27:24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it." 

27:25 All the people answered, "May his blood be on us, and on our children!" 

27:26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified. 

27:27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against him. 

27:28 They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him. 

27:29 They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" 

27:30 They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. 

27:31 When they had mocked him, they took the robe off of him, and put his clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. 

27:32 As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they compelled him to go with them, that he might carry his cross. 

27:33 They came to a place called "Golgotha," that is to say, "The place of a skull." 

27:34 They gave him sour wine to drink mixed with gall. When he had tasted it, he would not drink. 

27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them, casting lots,{TR adds "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: 'They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots;'" [see Psalm 22:18 and John 19:24]} 

27:36 and they sat and watched him there. 

27:37 They set up over his head the accusation against him written, "THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS." 

27:38 Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left. 

27:39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, 

27:40 and saying, "You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!" 

27:41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees,{TR omits "the Pharisees"} and the elders, said, 

27:42 "He saved others, but he can't save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. 

27:43 He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'" 

27:44 The robbers also who were crucified with him cast on him the same reproach. 

27:45 Now from the sixth hour{noon} there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.{3:00 P. M.} 

27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lima{TR reads "lama" instead of "lima"} sabachthani?" That is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"{Psalm 22:1} 

27:47 Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, "This man is calling Elijah." 

27:48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink. 

27:49 The rest said, "Let him be. Let's see whether Elijah comes to save him." 

27:50 Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. 

27:51 Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. 

27:52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 

27:53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many. 

27:54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God." 

27:55 Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him. 

27:56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 

27:57 When evening had come, a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself was also Jesus' disciple came. 

27:58 This man went to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up. 

27:59 Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 

27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 

27:61 Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb. 

27:62 Now on the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, 

27:63 saying, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive: 'After three days I will rise again.' 

27:64 Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perhaps his disciples come at night and steal him away, and tell the people, 'He is risen from the dead;' and the last deception will be worse than the first." 

27:65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can." 

27:66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone. 

 


1 Corinthians 9


9:1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus Christ, our Lord? Aren't you my work in the Lord? 

9:2 If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 

9:3 My defense to those who examine me is this. 

9:4 Have we no right to eat and to drink? 

9:5 Have we no right to take along a wife who is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas? 

9:6 Or have only Barnabas and I no right to not work? 

9:7 What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn't eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and doesn't drink from the flock's milk? 

9:8 Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn't the law also say the same thing? 

9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain."{Deuteronomy 25:4} Is it for the oxen that God cares, 

9:10 or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope. 

9:11 If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things? 

9:12 If others partake of this right over you, don't we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the Good News of Christ. 

9:13 Don't you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar? 

9:14 Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News. 

9:15 But I have used none of these things, and I don't write these things that it may be done so in my case; for I would rather die, than that anyone should make my boasting void. 

9:16 For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me, if I don't preach the Good News. 

9:17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. 

9:18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News. 

9:19 For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more. 

9:20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law; 

9:21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law. 

9:22 To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some. 

9:23 Now I do this for the sake of the Good News, that I may be a joint partaker of it. 

9:24 Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win. 

9:25 Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

9:26 I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air, 

9:27 but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected. 


 

1 Corinthians 10


10:1 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 

10:2 and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 

10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food; 

10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. 

10:5 However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 

10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 

10:7 Neither be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."{Exodus 32:6} 

10:8 Neither let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell. 

10:9 Neither let us test the Lord, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents. 

10:10 Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer. 

10:11 Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come. 

10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn't fall. 

10:13 No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 

10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 

10:15 I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say. 

10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, isn't it a sharing of the body of Christ? 

10:17 Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread. 

10:18 Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don't those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? 

10:19 What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 

10:20 But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God, and I don't desire that you would have fellowship with demons. 

10:21 You can't both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can't both partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.

10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? 

10:23 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up. 

10:24 Let no one seek his own, but each one his neighbor's good. 

10:25 Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience, 

10:26 for "the earth is the Lord's, and its fullness."{Psalm 24:1} 

10:27 But if one of those who don't believe invites you to a meal, and you are inclined to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no questions for the sake of conscience. 

10:28 But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," don't eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for the sake of conscience. For "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness." 

10:29 Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other's conscience. For why is my liberty judged by another conscience? 

10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced for that for which I give thanks? 

10:31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 

10:32 Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God; 

10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.