Luke 23
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Jesus before Pilate
(Matthew 27:11–14; John 18:28–40)

1And the entire multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate. 2Then they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this one subverting our nation, and prohibiting giving tribute to Caesar, and saying that he is Christ the king.” 3And Pilate questioned him, saying: “You are the king of the Jews?” But in response, he said: “You are saying it.” 4Then Pilate said to the leaders of the priests and to the crowds, “I find no case against this man.” 5But they continued more intensely, saying: “He has stirred up the people, teaching throughout all of Judea, beginning from Galilee, even to this place.”

Jesus before Herod

6But Pilate, upon hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee.

7And when he realized that he was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was himself also at Jerusalem in those days.

8Then Herod, upon seeing Jesus, was very glad. For he had been wanting to see him for a long time, because he had heard so many things about him, and he was hoping to see some kind of sign wrought by him. 9Then he questioned him with many words. But he gave him no response at all. 10And the leaders of the priests, and the scribes, stood firm in persistently accusing him. 11Then Herod, with his soldiers, scorned him. And he ridiculed him, clothing him in a white garment. And he sent him back to Pilate. 12And Herod and Pilate became friends on that day. For previously they were enemies to one another.

The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
(Matthew 27:15–23; Mark 15:6–11)

13And Pilate, calling together the leaders of the priests, and the magistrates, and the people, 14said to them: “You have brought before me this man, as one who disturbs the people. And behold, having questioned him before you, I find no case against this man, in those things about which you accuse him. 15And neither did Herod. For I sent you all to him, and behold, nothing deserving of death was recorded about him. 16Therefore, I will chastise him and release him.” 17Now he was required to release one person for them on the feast day.

18But the entire crowd exclaimed together, saying: “Take this one, and release to us Barabbas!” 19Now he had been cast into prison because of a certain sedition that occurred in the city and for murder. 20Then Pilate spoke to them again, wanting to release Jesus. 21But they shouted in response, saying: “Crucify him! Crucify him!” 22Then he said to them a third time: “Why? What evil has he done? I find no case against him for death. Therefore, I will chastise him and release him.” 23But they persisted, with loud voices, in demanding that he be crucified. And their voices increased in intensity. 24And so Pilate issued a judgment granting their petition. 25Then he released for them the one who had been cast into prison for murder and sedition, whom they were requesting. Yet truly, Jesus he handed over to their will.

The Crucifixion
(Psalm 22:1–31; Matthew 27:32–44; Mark 15:21–32; John 19:16–27)

26And as they were leading him away, they apprehended a certain one, Simon of Cyrene, as he was returning from the countryside. And they imposed the cross on him to carry after Jesus.

27Then a great crowd of people followed him, with women who were mourning and lamenting him. 28But Jesus, turning to them, said: “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me. Instead, weep over yourselves and over your children. 29For behold, the days will arrive in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the breasts that have not nursed.’ 30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall over us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31For if they do these things with green wood, what will be done with the dry?”

32Now they also led out two other criminals with him, in order to execute them.

33And when they arrived at the place that is called Calvary, they crucified him there, with the robbers, one to the right and the other to the left. 34Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.” And truly, dividing his garments, they cast lots. 35And people were standing near, watching. And the leaders among them derided him, saying: “He saved others. Let him save himself, if this one is the Christ, the elect of God.” 36And the soldiers also ridiculed him, approaching him and offering him vinegar, 37and saying, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.” 38Now there was also an inscription written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39And one of those robbers who were hanging blasphemed him, saying, “If you are the Christ, save yourself and us.” 40But the other responded by rebuking him, saying: “Do you have no fear of God, since you are under the same condemnation? 41And indeed, it is just for us. For we are receiving what our deeds deserve. But truly, this one has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43And Jesus said to him, “Amen I say to you, this day you shall be with me in Paradise.”

The Death of Jesus
(Psalm 31:1–24; Matthew 27:45–56; Mark 15:33–41; John 19:28–30)

44Now it was nearly the sixth hour, and a darkness occurred over the entire earth, until the ninth hour. 45And the sun was obscured. And the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. 46And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” And upon saying this, he expired. 47Now, the centurion, seeing what had happened, glorified God, saying, “Truly, this man was the Just One.” 48And the entire crowd of those who came together to see this spectacle also saw what had happened, and they returned, striking their breasts. 49Now all those who knew him, and the women who had followed him from Galilee, were standing at a distance, watching these things.

The Burial of Jesus
(Isaiah 53:9–12; Matthew 27:57–61; Mark 15:42–47; John 19:38–42)

50And behold, there was a man named Joseph, who was a councilman, a good and just man, 51(for he had not consented to their decision or their actions). He was from Arimathea, a city of Judea. And he was himself also anticipating the kingdom of God. 52This man approached Pilate and petitioned for the body of Jesus. 53And taking him down, he wrapped him in a fine linen cloth, and he placed him in a tomb hewn from rock, in which no one had ever been placed. 54And it was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near. 55Now the women who had come with him from Galilee, by following, saw the tomb and the manner in which his body was placed. 56And upon returning, they prepared aromatic spices and ointments. But on the Sabbath, indeed, they rested, according to the commandment.

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