Luke 23
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1And when the entire assembly of them arose, they led Him to Pilate. 2And 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." 3But Pilate questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered and said, "It is as you say." 4Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find nothing blameworthy in this man." 5But they were insistent, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all of Judea, beginning from Galilee even to here."

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

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

8And 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. 9And he questioned Him with many words; but He answered him nothing. 10All the while, the chief priests and the scribes stood vehemently accusing Him. 11Then 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. 12And on that same day, Pilate and Herod became friends with each other, because before there was enmity between them.

13And when Pilate had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14He 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; 15Nor even has Herod; for I sent you to him, and observe, nothing worthy of death was done by Him. 16Therefore, after I chastise Him, I will release Him." 17Now of necessity, he had to release one to them at the feast.

18But they all cried out at once, saying, "Away with this Man, and release Barabbas to us." 19He was the one who had been cast into prison on account of making a certain insurrection in the city and committing murder. 20Therefore, Pilate again called to them, wishing to release Jesus. 21But they kept crying out, saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!" 22And 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." 23But they were urgent with loud voices, asking for Him to be crucified. And their voices, and those of the chief priests, prevailed. 24Then Pilate decreed that their request be granted. 25And 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.

26And 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 on him, that he might carry it behind Jesus.

27And following Him was a great multitude of people with many women, who also were bewailing and lamenting Him. 28But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For 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. ' 30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us'; and to the hills, 'Cover us. ' 31For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall take place in the dry?"

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

33And 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. 34Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And as they divided His garments, they cast lots. 35Now 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." 36And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming near and offering Him vinegar, 37And saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself." 38And there also was an inscription over Him written in Greek and Latin and Hebrew: "This is the King of the Jews."

39Then one of the malefactors who was hanging there railed at Him, saying, "If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us." 40But the other one answered and rebuked him, saying, "Do not even you fear God, you who are under the same condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving due payment for what we did; 42Then he said to Jesus, "Remember me, Lord, when You come into Your kingdom." 43And Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you today, you shall be with Me in paradise."

44Now it was about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. 45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was split down the middle. 46And 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. 47Now after seeing the things that took place, the centurion glorified God, saying, "Truly, this Man was righteous." 48And all the people who had gathered together to this sight, after seeing the things that took place, returned beating their breasts. 49But all those who knew Him stood off at a distance observing these things, the women also who had accompanied Him from Galilee.

50And 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. 52He, after going to Pilate, begged for the body of Jesus. 53And 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. 54Now it was a preparation day, and a Sabbath was coming on. 55And the women also, who had come with Him from Galilee, followed and saw the tomb, and how His body was laid. 56And they returned to the city, and prepared spices and ointments, and then rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

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