Jesus: Forgive them, Father. They know not what they do.

Jesus: You have heard it said you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. For if you love only those who love you, what reward is there in that?

[first title card]

Title card: He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53; 700 B.C.

Jesus: See, mother, I make all things new.

Jesus: My heart is ready.

Satan: Do you really believe that one man can bear the full burden of sin?

Jesus: Shelter Me, O, Lord. I trust in you. In you I take refuge.

Satan: No one man can carry this burden, I tell you. It is far too heavy. Saving their souls is too costly. No-one. Ever. No. Never.

Jesus: Father, Y-you can do all things. If it is possible, let this chalice pass from me... But let your will be done, not mine.

Satan: Who is your father? Who are you?

Mary: Flesh of my flesh... Heart of my heart... My son, let me die with you.

Jesus: You are My friends. There is no greater love than for a man to lay down his life for his friends. I cannot be with you much longer, My friends. You cannot go where I am going. My commandment to you after I am gone is this: Love one another. As I have loved you, so love one another.

Dismas: I ask only that you remember me when you enter your kingdom.

Jesus: Amen, I tell you that you that on this day you will be with me in paradise.

Jesus: I am the good shepherd. I lay down my life for My sheep. No-one takes my life from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down and the power to take it up again. This command is from my Father.

[to the guards beating Jesus on his way to Golgotha]

Simon: Stop! Stop! Leave him alone! If you don't stop, I won't carry that cross one more step. I don't care what you do to me!

Jesus: Take this and drink. This is my blood, spilled for you and for many. Do this in memory of me.

Jesus: So love one another.

Jesus: Peter! Put it down! Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.

Caiphas: They say you're a king. Where is this kingdom of yours? What line of kings do you descend from? Speak up! You're just the son of some obscure carpenter, no? Some say you're Elijah, but he was carried off to Heaven in a chariot! Why don't you say something? You've been brought here as a blasphemer! What do you say to that? Defend yourself.

Jesus: I have spoken openly to everyone. I've taught in the Temple where we all gathered. Ask those who have heard what I have to say.

Temple Guard: Is that how you address the High Priest? With arrogance?

[the Temple guard strikes Jesus with authority]

Jesus: If I have spoken evil, tell me what evil I have said. But if not, why do you hit me?

Judas: I have sinned, betrayed innocent blood. Take the money back! I don't want it!

Caiphas: If you believe you have betrayed innocent blood, that is your affair. Now, take the money... and go.

[being questioned after his arrest]

Caiphas: Tell us, are you the Messiah? The Son of the living God?

Jesus: I am...

Jesus: You are my friends. And there is no greater love than for a man to lay down his life for his friends.

[first lines]

Jesus: Peter. You could not watch even one hour with me?

Jesus: Judas... you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?

Jesus: It is accomplished.

[on the road to Golgotha, Jesus falls]

Simon: [picking Jesus up] We're almost there! It's almost over!

Pontius Pilate: What is truth, Claudia? Do you hear it, recognize it when it is spoken?

Claudia Procles: Yes, I do. Don't you?

Pontius Pilate: How? Can you tell me?

Claudia Procles: If you will not hear the truth, no one can tell you.

Pontius Pilate: Truth... do you want to know what my truth is, Claudia? I've been putting down rebellions in this rotten outpost for eleven years. If I don't condemn this man I know Caiphas will start a rebellion. If I do condemn him, then his followers may. Either way, there will be bloodshed. Caeser has warned me, Claudia. Warned me twice. He swore that the next time the blood would be mine. That is my truth!

[coming to arrest Jesus]

Temple Guard: We're looking for Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus: I am he.

[upon being ordered to bear the cross of Jesus Christ]

Simon: Remember that I am an innocent man, forced to carry the cross of a condemned man!

Mary: My Son... when, where, how... will You choose to be delivered of this?

Mary: Why is this night different from every other night?

[last lines]

Abenader: Cassius! Hurry!

Cassius: He's dead!

Abenader: Make sure!

Pontius Pilate: What is truth?

[being questioned by King Herod]

King Herod: Are you the one whose birth was foretold?

[Jesus is silent]

King Herod: Answer me! Are you a king? How about me? Will you work a little magic for me? He's not guilty of a crime, he's just crazy.

Pontius Pilate: I do not want an uprising.

Abenader: There already is an uprising!

Pontius Pilate: [washing his hands] I am innocent of this man's blood. He is *your* responsibility.

Annas: Yes, we'll listen to those that have heard your blashpemies. Good! Let's hear them!

Accuser: He cures the sick by magic! With the help of devils! I've seen it. He casts out devils, with the help of devils.

Accuser: He calls himself the King of the Jews!

Accuser: No, he calls himself the Son of God! He said he would destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days!

Accuser: Worse! He claims he's the Bread of Life! And if we don't eat his flesh or drink his blood we won't inherit eternal life.

Caiphas: Silence! You're all under this man's spell. Either offer proof of his wrongdoing or be quiet!

Nicodemus: This entire proceeding is an outrage. All I've heard from these "witnesses" is mindless contradiction!

Peter: Wherever you go, Lord, I will follow. To prison, even to death.

Jesus: Amen, I say to you. Before the cock crows, three times you will deny me.

[to his mother Mary while on the cross]

Jesus: Woman, behold your son.

[to his disciple John]

Jesus: Son, behold your mother.

Claudia Procles: Don't harm Yeshua, he's Holy.