Luke 23
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1Then the entire council took Jesus to Pilate, the Roman governor.1Then the whole group of them rose up and brought Jesus before Pilate.
2They began to state their case: “This man has been leading our people astray by telling them not to pay their taxes to the Roman government and by claiming he is the Messiah, a king.”2They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man subverting our nation, forbidding us to pay the tribute tax to Caesar and claiming that he himself is Christ, a king."
3So Pilate asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “You have said it.”3So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He replied, "You say so."
4Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, “I find nothing wrong with this man!”4Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no basis for an accusation against this man."
5Then they became insistent. “But he is causing riots by his teaching wherever he goes—all over Judea, from Galilee to Jerusalem!”5But they persisted in saying, "He incites the people by teaching throughout all Judea. It started in Galilee and ended up here!"
6“Oh, is he a Galilean?” Pilate asked.6Now when Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
7When they said that he was, Pilate sent him to Herod Antipas, because Galilee was under Herod’s jurisdiction, and Herod happened to be in Jerusalem at the time.7When he learned that he was from Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who also happened to be in Jerusalem at that time.
8Herod was delighted at the opportunity to see Jesus, because he had heard about him and had been hoping for a long time to see him perform a miracle.8When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him and was hoping to see him perform some miraculous sign.
9He asked Jesus question after question, but Jesus refused to answer.9So Herod questioned him at considerable length; Jesus gave him no answer.
10Meanwhile, the leading priests and the teachers of religious law stood there shouting their accusations.10The chief priests and the experts in the law were there, vehemently accusing him.
11Then Herod and his soldiers began mocking and ridiculing Jesus. Finally, they put a royal robe on him and sent him back to Pilate.11Even Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, dressing him in elegant clothes, Herod sent him back to Pilate.
12(Herod and Pilate, who had been enemies before, became friends that day.)12That very day Herod and Pilate became friends with each other, for prior to this they had been enemies.
13Then Pilate called together the leading priests and other religious leaders, along with the people,13Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,
14and he announced his verdict. “You brought this man to me, accusing him of leading a revolt. I have examined him thoroughly on this point in your presence and find him innocent.14and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people. When I examined him before you, I did not find this man guilty of anything you accused him of doing.
15Herod came to the same conclusion and sent him back to us. Nothing this man has done calls for the death penalty.15Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, he has done nothing deserving death.
16So I will have him flogged, and then I will release him.”16I will therefore have him flogged and release him."
18Then a mighty roar rose from the crowd, and with one voice they shouted, “Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!”18But they all shouted out together, "Take this man away! Release Barabbas for us!"
19(Barabbas was in prison for taking part in an insurrection in Jerusalem against the government, and for murder.)19(This was a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder.)
20Pilate argued with them, because he wanted to release Jesus.20Pilate addressed them once again because he wanted to release Jesus.
21But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”21But they kept on shouting, "Crucify, crucify him!"
22For the third time he demanded, “Why? What crime has he committed? I have found no reason to sentence him to death. So I will have him flogged, and then I will release him.”22A third time he said to them, "Why? What wrong has he done? I have found him guilty of no crime deserving death. I will therefore flog him and release him."
23But the mob shouted louder and louder, demanding that Jesus be crucified, and their voices prevailed.23But they were insistent, demanding with loud shouts that he be crucified. And their shouts prevailed.
24So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded.24So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted.
25As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished. The Crucifixion25He released the man they asked for, who had been thrown in prison for insurrection and murder. But he handed Jesus over to their will.
26As they led Jesus away, a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, happened to be coming in from the countryside. The soldiers seized him and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.26As they led him away, they seized Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country. They placed the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus.
27A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women.27A great number of the people followed him, among them women who were mourning and wailing for him.
28But Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.28But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
29 For the days are coming when they will say, ‘Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.’29For this is certain: The days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore children, and the breasts that never nursed!'
30 People will beg the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and plead with the hills, ‘Bury us.’30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'
31 For if these things are done when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry? ”31For if such things are done when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him.32Two other criminals were also led away to be executed with him.
33When they came to a place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross. And the criminals were also crucified—one on his right and one on his left.33So when they came to the place that is called "The Skull," they crucified him there, along with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.
34Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.34[But Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."] Then they threw dice to divide his clothes.
35The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”35The people also stood there watching, but the rulers ridiculed him, saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, his chosen one!"
36The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine.36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine,
37They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”37and saying, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!"
38A sign was fastened above him with these words: “This is the King of the Jews.”38There was also an inscription over him, "This is the king of the Jews."
39One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”39One of the criminals who was hanging there railed at him, saying, "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die?40But the other rebuked him, saying, "Don't you fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
41We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.”41And we rightly so, for we are getting what we deserve for what we did, but this man has done nothing wrong."
42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”42Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom."
43And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” The Death of Jesus43And Jesus said to him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
44By this time it was about noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock.44It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,
45The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle.45because the sun's light failed. The temple curtain was torn in two.
46Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last.46Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And after he said this he breathed his last.
47When the Roman officer overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent. ”47Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he praised God and said, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
48And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow.48And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.
49But Jesus’ friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching. The Burial of Jesus49And all those who knew Jesus stood at a distance, and the women who had followed him from Galilee saw these things.
50Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council,50Now there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man.
51but he had not agreed with the decision and actions of the other religious leaders. He was from the town of Arimathea in Judea, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come.51(He had not consented to their plan and action.) He was from the Judean town of Arimathea, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.
52He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.52He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
53Then he took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock.53Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock, where no one had yet been buried.
54This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation, as the Sabbath was about to begin.54It was the day of preparation and the Sabbath was beginning.
55As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed.55The women who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
56Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time they were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.56Then they returned and prepared aromatic spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
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