The Easter Story in Bible Verses

The Easter Story in Bible Verses

Celebrate the holiest of seasons, the story of Easter, told through Bible verses.

  • Jesus Flandrin 1852

    Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

    They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting... Matthew 21:7-9

  • The Capture of Christ Fresco

    Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

    Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. Matthew 26:14-15

  • Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper

    The Last Supper

    He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” Matthew 26:18

  • Agony in the Garden Andrea Mantegnas

    The Garden of Gethsemane

    Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. Matthew 26:36

    And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39

  • Duccio: Jesus Delivered to Pilate

    Jesus Delivered to Pilate

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

  • Mosaic of Jesus

    Jesus' Final Steps

    When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” ...  John 19:6

     And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him. Matthew 27:30-31

  • Jorg Breu the Elder Crucifixion

    The Death of Jesus

    And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. Mark 15:33

    Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Luke 23:46

  • Jesus Is Buried

    Jesus Is Buried

    When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud. Matthew 27:57-59

    So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. John 19:40-41

  • Angel of the Tomb Benjamin West

    The Resurrection

    But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Luke 24:1-6

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