Luke 23

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Luke 23

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1. And when the entire assembly of them arose, they led Him to Pilate.

2. And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man subverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, claiming that He Himself is Christ, a King.”

3. But Pilate questioned Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered and said, “It is as you say.”

4. Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find nothing blameworthy in this man.”

5. But they were insistent, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all of Judea, beginning from Galilee even to here.”

6. And when he heard Galilee named, Pilate asked whether the Man were a Galilean;

7. And after determining that He was from Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, since he also was in Jerusalem in those days.

8. And when Herod saw Jesus, he rejoiced greatly; for he had long been desiring to see Him because he had heard many things about Him, and he was hoping to see a miracle done by Him.

9. And he questioned Him with many words; but He answered him nothing.

10. All the while, the chief priests and the scribes stood vehemently accusing Him.

11. Then Herod and his soldiers treated Him with contempt; and after mocking Him, he put a splendid robe on Him and sent Him back to Pilate.

12. And on that same day, Pilate and Herod became friends with each other, because before there was enmity between them.

13. And when Pilate had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

14. He said to them, “You brought this Man to me as one who was turning away the people; and behold, I have examined Him in your presence and have found nothing blameworthy in this Man concerning the accusation which you bring against Him;

15. Nor even has Herod; for I sent you to him, and observe, nothing worthy of death was done by Him.

16. Therefore, after I chastise Him, I will release Him.”

17. Now of necessity, he had to release one to them at the feast.

18. But they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and release Barabbas to us.”

19. He was the one who had been cast into prison on account of making a certain insurrection in the city and committing murder.

20. Therefore, Pilate again called to them, wishing to release Jesus.

21. But they kept crying out, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”

22. And a third time he said to them, “But what evil did this Man commit? I have not found any cause worthy of death in Him. Therefore, after chastising Him, I will release Him.”

23. But they were urgent with loud voices, asking for Him to be crucified. And their voices, and those of the chief priests, prevailed.

24. Then Pilate decreed that their request be granted.

25. And he released to them the one whom they had asked for, who on account of insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, but he delivered Jesus up to their will.

26. And as they led Him away, they laid hold on a certain Cyrenian named Simon, who was coming from a field; and they put the cross starGreek stauros means the upper crossbeam of the crosspointeron him, that he might carry it behind Jesus.

27. And following Him was a great multitude of people with many women, who also were bewailing and lamenting Him.

28. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

29. For behold, the days are coming in which they shall say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that did not bear, and the breasts that did not give 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 take place in the dry?”

32. And two other malefactors were also led away with Him to be put to death.

33. And when they came to the place called Place of a Skull, there they crucified Him and the malefactors, one on the right and one on the left.

34. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And as they divided His garments, they cast lots.

35. Now the people stood by observing, and the rulers among them were also deriding Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself, if this is the Christ, the chosen of God.”

36. And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming near and offering Him vinegar,

37. And saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.”

38. And there also was an inscription over Him written in Greek and Latin and Hebrew: “This is the King of the Jews.”

39. Then one of the malefactors who was hanging there railed at Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”

40. But the other one answered and rebuked him, saying, “Do not even you fear God, you who are under the same condemnation?

41. And we indeed justly, for we are receiving due payment for what we did; but this Man did nothing wrong.”

42. Then he said to Jesus, “Remember me, Lord, when You come into Your kingdom.”

43. And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you today, you shall be with Me in paradise.”

44. Now it was about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.

45. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was split down the middle.

46. And after crying out with a loud voice, Jesus said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” And when He had said these things, He expired.

47. Now after seeing the things that took place, the centurion glorified God, saying, “Truly, this Man was righteous.”

48. And all the people who had gathered together to this sight, after seeing the things that took place, returned beating their breasts.

49. But all those who knew Him stood off at a distance observing these things, the women also who had accompanied Him from Galilee.

50. And behold, there came a man named Joseph, a member of the council, a good and righteous man,

51. (He did not consent to the council and their deed) from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, and who was also himself waiting for the kingdom of God.

52. He, after going to Pilate, begged for the body of Jesus.

53. And after taking it down, he wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb hewn in a rock, in which no one had ever been laid.

54. Now it was a preparation day, and a Sabbath starThis Sabbath was not the 7th day weekly Sabbath. This Sabbath was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread—a holy day Sabbath and fell on a Thursday (See Appendix J and Appendix S).pointer was coming on.

55. And the women also, who had come with Him from Galilee, followed and saw the tomb, and how His body was laid.

56. And they returned to the city, and prepared spices and ointments, and then rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

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