What Happened on Holy Friday/ Good Friday?

Holy Friday is often referred to as Good Friday and it is when the chief priests and elders of the people put Jesus on trial, takes Jesus before the governor Pontius Pilate, Judas hanged himself, the crucifixion and suffering of Jesus, the death and burial of Jesus. It is a sad day for the friends and family of Jesus. It is also a good day for us because it is because of this sacrifice of Jesus what we gain our salvation through His death and burial. 

Matthew 27:1-61

When the morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: When they had bound Jesus, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. (Matthew 27:1-2).

Then Judas, which had betrayed Jesus, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, telling them he had sinned in that he had betrayed the innocent blood of Jesus. The chief priests and elders didn’t care. Judas threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. (Matthew 27:3-5).
The chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, “It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.” The chief priests and elders met together, and bought the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. (Matthew 27:6-8).
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,” And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.” (Matthew 27:9-10).
Jesus stood before the governor Pontius Pilate: and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And Jesus said unto him, You say that. When Jesus was accused of the chief priests and elders, Jesus answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto Jesus, “Do you hear how many things they witness against you?” Again Jesus answered never a word; insomuch that the governor marveled greatly. (Matthew 27:11-14).
Now at that feast the governor, as was the custom, was to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would want released. They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will you want me to release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? The governor knew that it for envy they had delivered Jesus. (Matthew 27:15-18).
When Pontius Pilate was set down on the judgment seat, his wife came unto him, saying, “Have you nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.” But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, “Which of the two will you have me to release unto you?” They said, Barabbas. (Matthew 27:19-21).
Pilate said unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see you to it. (Matthew 27:22-24).
Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then Pilate released Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. (Matthew 27:25-31).
And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. (Matthew 27:32).
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, “They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.” And sitting down they watched him there; (Matthew 27:33-35).
And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, you that destroys the temple, and builds it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. (Matthew 27:36-43).
The thieves also, which were crucified with Jesus, also gave insults. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calls for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. (Matthew 27:44-49).
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. That means He died. And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. (Matthew 27:50-53).

Now when the centurion, and those that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God.” And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children. (Matthew 27:54-56).

When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulcher. (Matthew 27:57-61).

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Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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