Luke 23

And the whole company of them arose, and carried him before Pilate. And they began to accuse him, and said: We have found this man seducing our people, and forbidding to pay the capitation money to Caesar, and declaring himself to be king Messiah. And Pilate interrogated him, and said to him: Art thou king of the Jews? He said to him: Thou hast said. And Pilate said to the chief priests and the company: I find no crime upon this man. And they vociferated, and said: He raiseth disturbance among our people, by teaching in all Judaea, commencing from Galilee, and quite to this place. And Pilate, when he heard the name Galilee, inquired if the man were a Galilean. And having learned that he was from under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod; for he was at Jerusalem on those days. And Herod rejoiced greatly when he saw Jesus, for he had been desirous to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things of him, and he hoped to see some sign from him. And he asked him many questions; but Jesus gave him no reply. 10 And the chief priests and Scribes stood up, and accused him vehemently. 11 And Herod and his warriors contemned him. And when he had mocked him, he clothed him in a purple robe, and sent him to Pilate. 12 And on that day, Pilate and Herod became friends to each other; for there had previously been enmity between them. 13 And Pilate called the chief priests and the rulers of the people, 14 and said to them: Ye have brought this man before me, as a disturber of your people; and lo, I have examined him before you, and I find in the man no crime, among all that ye charge upon him. 15 Neither yet Herod: for I sent him to him, and lo, nothing deserving death hath been done by him. 16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him. 17 For it was a custom, that he should release one at the festival. 18 And all the company vociferated, and said: Away with this man; and release to us Barabbas. 19 He was one who had been thrown into prison, on account of a sedition and murder which had occurred in the city. 20 And Pilate, being disposed to release Jesus, conversed with them again. 21 But they cried out, and said: Crucify him; crucify him. 22 And he said to them the third time: But, what evil hath he done? I find no crime in him deserving of death. I will scourge him, therefore, and release him. 23 But they were urgent, with a loud voice; and demanded of him, that they might crucify him. 24 And Pilate decreed, that their request be granted. 25 And he released to them him, who for sedition and murder had been cast into prison, for whom they petitioned; and he delivered up Jesus to their pleasure. 26 And as they led him away, they seized Simon the Cyrenian, coming from the fields. and laid upon him the cross, to bear it after Jesus. 27 And there followed after him a great multitude of people; and those women also who wailed and lamented over him. 28 And Jesus turned to them, and said to them: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me; but weep rather for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For lo, the days are coming, in which they will say: Happy the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed. 30 Then will they begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us! and to the hills, Cover us! 31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what will be in the dry? 32 And there went along with him two others, malefactors, to be crucified. 33 And when they came to a certain place which is called a Skull, they crucified him there; and the two malefactors, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they divided his garments, casting a lot upon them. 35 And the people stood and looked on; and the rulers also derided him, and said: He quickened others; let him quicken himself, if he is the Messiah, the chosen of God. 36 And the soldiers like wise mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar, 37 and saying to him: If thou art the king of the Jews, quicken thyself. 38 And there was likewise a superscription over him, written in Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 And one of the malefactors who were crucified with him, reproached him, and said: If thou art the Messiah, rescue thyself, and rescue us. 40 But his fellow Malefactor rebuked him, said to him: Art thou not afraid even of God, seeing thou art under the same sentence? 41 And we justly; for we have a retribution according to our deserts, and according to our deeds; but nothing hateful hath been done by him. 42 And he said to Jesus: My Lord, remember me, when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 Jesus said to him: Verily I say to you, That this day thou shalt be with me in paradise. 44 And it was about the sixth hour; and darkness was over all the land, until the ninth hour. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the curtain of the door of the temple was rent through its middle. 46 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said: My Father, into thy hand I commit my spirit. Thus he spake, and expired. 47 And when the centurion saw what occurred, he glorified God and said: Certainly, this was a righteous man. 48 And all the multitudes who had assembled at this spectacle, on seeing what occurred, returned, smiting upon their breasts. 49 And there were standing at a distance, all they that knew Jesus, and those women who came with him from Galilee; and they beheld these things. 50 And there was a certain man, whose name was Joseph, a counsellor, from Ramath a city of Judaea, who was a good man and righteous; 51 and he had not consented to their decision and deed; and he was waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in a winding-sheet of linen; and laid it in an excavated sepulchre, in which no one had hitherto been laid. 54 And it was the day of preparation, and the sabbath began to dawn. 55 And those women who came with him from Galilee, approached, and viewed the sepulchre, and the manner in which the body was deposited. 56 And they returned, and prepared perfumes and aromatics; and they rested on the sabbath, as it is commanded.
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