Luke Chapter 23

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1: And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. edit

2: And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. edit

3: And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. edit

4: Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man. edit

5: And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. edit

6: When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean. edit

7: And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. edit

8: And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. edit

9: Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. edit

10: And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. edit

11: And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. edit

12: And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. edit

13: And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, edit

14: Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: edit

15: No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. edit

16: I will therefore chastise him, and release him. edit

17: (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) edit

18: And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: edit

19: (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) edit

20: Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. edit

21: But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. edit

22: And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. edit

23: And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. edit

24: And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. edit

25: And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. edit

26: And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. edit

27: And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. edit

28: But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. edit

29: For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. edit

30: Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. edit

31: For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? edit

32: And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. edit

33: And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. edit

34: Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. edit

35: And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. edit

36: And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, edit

37: And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. edit

38: And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. edit

39: And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. edit

40: But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? edit

41: And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. edit

42: And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. edit

43: And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. edit

44: And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. edit

45: And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. edit

46: And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. edit

47: Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. edit

48: And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. edit

49: And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. edit

50: And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: edit

51: (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. edit

52: This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. edit

53: And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. edit

54: And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. edit

55: And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. edit

56: And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. edit

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