The film opens in Gethsemane as Jesus prays and is tempted by spiritual being, whereas his apostles Peter, James and John sleep. once receiving thirty items of silver, one in every of Jesus' different apostles, Judas, approaches with the temple guards and betrays Jesus with a kiss on the cheek. because the guards move in to arrest Jesus, Peter cuts off the ear of Malchus, however Jesus heals the ear. because the apostles take to the woods, the temple guards arrest Jesus and beat him throughout the journey to the Sanhedrin.
John tells Mary and evildoer of the arrest whereas Peter follows Jesus at a distance. Caiaphas holds trial over the objection of a number of the opposite clergymen, UN agency square measure expelled from the court. once questioned by Caiaphas whether or not he's the son of God, Jesus replies "I am". Caiaphas is horror-stricken and tears his robes, and Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy. Peter, UN agency is on the Q.T. looking, is confronted and 3 times denies knowing Jesus, on the other hand runs away weeping once memory that Jesus had expected that.
Meanwhile, the rueful Judas makes an attempt to come back the cash to possess Jesus freed, however is refused by the clergymen. stricken by demons, he flees the town and hangs himself with a rope he finds on a dead donkey.
Caiaphas brings Jesus before Pontius Pilate to be condemned to death, however once questioning Jesus and finding no fault in him, Pilate sends him instead to the court of Herod, as Nazareth is from Herod's ruling city of Nazareth. once Jesus is once more found guiltless and came back, Pilate offers the gang that he can rebuke Jesus then can set him free. He then associate attempt to possess Jesus freed by giving the individuals an possibility of liberating Jesus or the violent criminal Barabbas. To his dismay, the gang demands to possess Barabbas freed and Jesus killed. In an effort to appease the gang, Pilate has Jesus viciously scourged and mocked with a crown of thorns. However, the gang continues to demand that Jesus be crucified, and Barabbas free. Pilate washes his hands and reluctantly orders Jesus' crucifixion.
As Jesus carries the cross on the Via Dolorosa to Calvary, speedwell wipes Jesus' face along with her veil. Simon of Cyrene is unwillingly ironed into carrying the cross with Jesus. Jesus is then crucified. As he hangs from the cross, Jesus prays forgiveness for those that did this to him and redeems a criminal crucified next to him. once Jesus offers up his spirit and dies, one drop of rain falls from the sky, triggering associate degree earthquake that destroys the Temple and rips the fabric covering the Holy of Holies in 2, to the horror of Caiaphas and therefore the different clergymen. spiritual being is then shown screaming in defeat. Jesus is taken down from the cross. In the end, Jesus rises from the dead and exits the spot.