Chapter 23Luke

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1 And the whole multitude of them rose up, and brought him before :Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting our :nation, and forbidding to give tributes to Cæsar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king. 3 And :Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, THOU sayest. 4 And :Pilate said unto the chief priests and the crowds, I find no fault in this :man. 5 But they were the more urgent, saying [that], He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all :Judæa, and beginning from :Galilee even unto here. 6 But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man is a Galilæan. 7 And when he knew that he was of the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him back to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in these :days. 8 Now when Herod saw :Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had :heard concerning him; and he hoped to see some sign done by him. 9 And he questioned him in many words; but HE answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. 11 And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked, and arrayed in gorgeous apparel sent him back to :Pilate. 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves. 13 And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 and said unto them, Ye brought me this :man, as perverting the people: and lo, I, having examined him before you, found no fault in this :man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: 15 no, nor yet Herod: for he sent him back unto us; and lo, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him. 16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him. 18 But they cried out all together, saying, Away with this man, and release to us :Barabbas:—19 who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, was cast into :prison. 20 And :Pilate called to them again, desiring to release :Jesus; 21 but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him. 22 And he said unto them a third time, Why, what evil hath this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise and release him.

23 But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he be crucified. And their :voices prevailed. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that what they asked be done. 25 And he released him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked for; but :Jesus he delivered up to their :will.

26 And when they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the field, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after :Jesus. 27 And a great multitude of the people followed him, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your :children. 29 For lo, days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed the barren, and the wombs that bare not and the breasts that gave not to suck. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry? 32 And two others, malefactors, were also led with him to be put to death. 33 And when they came unto the place which is called †Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right and the other on the left. 34 And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And parting his :garments among them, they cast a lot. 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also scoffed, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this is the Christ of :God, the chosen. 36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. 38 And an inscription was also over him, THIS is THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 And one of the hanged malefactors railed on him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us. 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost not even thou fear :God, for thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy :kingdom. 43 And he said to him, Amen I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in :Paradise.

44 And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole earth until the ninth hour, 45 the sun failing: and the veil of the sanctuary was rent amidst. 46 And :Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said, Father, into thy hands I commend my :spirit: and having said this, he breathed his last. 47 And when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified :God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous :man. 48 And all the crowds that came together to this :sight, seeing what things were done, returned smiting their :breasts. 49 And all his :acquaintance, and the women that followed with him from :Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.

50 And lo, a man Joseph by name, who was a councilor, a good man and righteous 51 (he had not consented to their :counsel and :deed), of Arimathæa, a city of the Jews, who was looking for the kingdom of :God: 52 this man went to :Pilate, and asked for the body of :Jesus. 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb hewn in stone, where no one had yet lain. 54 And it was Preparation day, and a sabbath began to dawn. 55 And the women, who had come with him out of :Galilee, followed after and beheld the tomb, and how his :body was laid.
56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.
And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

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