Luke 23

Then they all rose up and led Him to Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbiding to give tribute to Cesar; saying, that He himself is Christ the king. And Pilate asked Him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And He answered him and said, I am as thou sayest. But Pilate said to the chief priests, and to the people, I find nothing criminal in this man. Then they were more vehement, saying, He stirreth up the people to sedition, spreading his doctrine throughout all Judea: having begun at Galilee and come even to this place. Now when Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked, if the man were a Galilean: and understanding that He was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also at Jerusalem at that time. And Herod, when he saw Jesus, was very glad; for he had of a long time been desirous to see Him, because he had heard much of Him, and he hoped to see some miracle wrought by Him. And he asked Him many questions; but He answered him nothing: 10 though the chief priests and scribes stood vehemently accusing Him. 11 But Herod with his soldiers set Him at nought and insulted Him, and put on Him a gaudy robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. 12 And on that same day Pilate and Herod became friends with each other: for before they were at enmity one with the other. 13 And Pilate called together the chief priests, and the rulers, 14 and the people, and said unto them, Ye have brought to me this man as one that perverteth the people: and behold I have examined Him before you, and found nothing chargeable on Him, of the things you alledge against Him: 15 nor Herod neither; for I sent you to him, and behold nothing worthy of death is proved upon Him. 16 I will therefore chastise Him, and so release Him. 17 Now he was obliged to release one to them at the feast. 18 And they all cried out, saying, Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas: 19 (who for a riot in the city, and for murder, was committed to prison:) 20 Pilate therefore spake to them again, being desirous to release Jesus. 21 But they bawled out, saying, Crucify Him, crucify Him. 22 And he said to them a third time, what evil hath He done? I have found nothing in Him deserving death: I will therefore chastise Him, and let Him go. 23 But they insisted upon it with loud clamours, demanding Him to be crucified: and their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed. 24 So Pilate gave sentence that what they demanded should be done. 25 And he released to them him that for sedition and murder had been cast into prison, whom they desired; and delivered up Jesus to their will. 26 And when they led Him away, they laid hold on one Simon a Cyrenean coming out of the country, and put the cross on him to bear it behind Jesus. 27 And there followed Him a great multitude of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented Him: but Jesus turning to them said, 28 Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For behold the days are coming in which they shall say, happy are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck. 30 Then shall they say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us: 31 for if they do these things to the green wood, what shall be done to the dry? 32 And there were also two other malefactors led with Him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him and the malefactors: 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 parted his garments, and cast lots for them. 35 And the people stood looking on, and even the rulers also with them derided Him, saying, He saved others, let Him save Himself, if He be the Christ the chosen of God. 36 And the soldiers too insulted Him, coming to Him and offering Him vinegar, saying, 37 If thou art the king of the Jews, save thyself. 38 And there was a superscription written over Him in Greek, and Latin and Hebrew letters, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 And one of the malefactors that were executed with Him reviled Him, saying, If thou be the Messiah, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answered and rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God neither, when thou thyself art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due rewards of our deeds, but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus answered him, I assure thee, thou shalt be with me this day in paradise. 44 Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land till the ninth hour. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 And Jesus cried with a loud voice and said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And when He had said thus, He expired. 47 And when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this man was righteous. 48 And all the multitudes that came together to this affecting sight, seeing what happened, smote on their breasts and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance stood at a distance, and the women that followed Him from Galilee, beholding these things. 50 And behold there was a man of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, named Joseph, a counsellor, a good man and a just: 51 (who had not consented to their counsel nor their action; and who was also himself in expectation of the kingdom of God:) 52 he came to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus: 53 and he took it down and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre hewn in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. 54 Now that day was the preparation, and the sabbath was coming on: 55 wherefore the women, that came with Him from Galilee, followed Joseph, and saw the sepulchre, and how the body was laid: 56 but returned and prepared spices and perfumes; and then rested on the sabbath-day, according to the commandment.
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