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Luke 23

Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod.

Luke 23:1 And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate. Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We have found this [man] perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king. Luke 23:3 And Pilate demanded of him saying, Art *thou* the king of the Jews? And he answering him said, Thou sayest. Luke 23:4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, I find no guilt in this man. Luke 23:5 But they insisted, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, beginning from Galilee even on to here. Luke 23:6 But Pilate, having heard Galilee [named], demanded if the man were a Galilaean; Luke 23:7 and having learned that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, remitted him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in those days.

Herod mocketh him.

Luke 23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus he greatly rejoiced, for he had been a long while desirous of seeing him, because of hearing many things concerning him, and he hoped to see some sign done by him; Luke 23:9 and he questioned him in many words, but *he* answered him nothing. Luke 23:10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood and accused him violently. Luke 23:11 And Herod with his troops having set him at nought and mocked him, having put a splendid robe upon him, sent him back to Pilate.

Herod and Pilate are made friends.

Luke 23:12 And Pilate and Herod became friends with one another the same day, for they had been at enmity before between themselves.

Luke 23:13 And Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, Luke 23:14 said to them, Ye have brought to me this man as turning away the people [to rebellion], and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found nothing criminal in this man as to the things of which ye accuse him; Luke 23:15 nor Herod either, for I remitted you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done by him. Luke 23:16 Having chastised him therefore, I will release him. Luke 23:17 (Now he was obliged to release one for them at the feast.)

Barabbas is desired of the people, and is loosed by Pilate, and Jesus is given to be crucified.

Luke 23:18 But they cried out in a mass saying, Away with this [man] and release Barabbas to us; Luke 23:19 who was one who, for a certain tumult which had taken place in the city, and [for] murder, had been cast into prison. Luke 23:20 Pilate therefore, desirous to release Jesus, again addressed [them]. Luke 23:21 But they cried out in reply saying, Crucify, crucify him. Luke 23:22 And he said the third time to them, What evil then has this [man] done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will chastise him therefore and release him. Luke 23:23 But they were urgent with loud voices, begging that he might be crucified. And their voices [and those of the chief priests] prevailed. Luke 23:24 And Pilate adjudged that what they begged should take place. Luke 23:25 And he released him who, for tumult and murder, had been cast into prison, whom they begged for, and Jesus he delivered up to their will. Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold on a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, and put the cross upon him to bear it behind Jesus.

He telleth the women, that lament him, the destruction of Jerusalem:

Luke 23:27 And a great multitude of the people, and of women who wailed and lamented him, followed him. Luke 23:28 And Jesus turning round to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me, but weep over yourselves and over your children; Luke 23:29 for behold, days are coming in which they will say, Blessed [are] the barren, and wombs that have not borne, and breasts that have not given suck. Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us; and to the hills, Cover us: Luke 23:31 for if these things are done in the green tree, what shall take place in the dry? Luke 23:32 Now two others also, malefactors, were led with him to be put to death. Luke 23:33 And when they came to the place which is called Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, the other on the left.

prayeth for his enemies.

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And, parting out his garments, they cast lots. Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding, and the rulers also [with them] sneered, saying, He has saved others; let him save himself if this is the Christ, the chosen one of God. Luke 23:36 And the soldiers also made game of him, coming up offering him vinegar, Luke 23:37 and saying, If *thou* be the king of the Jews, save thyself. Luke 23:38 And there was also an inscription [written] over him in Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew letters: This is the King of the Jews.

Two evildoers are crucified with him.

Luke 23:39 Now one of the malefactors who had been hanged spoke insultingly to him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us. Luke 23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost *thou* too not fear God, thou that art under the same judgment? Luke 23:41 and *we* indeed justly, for we receive the just recompense of what we have done; but this [man] has done nothing amiss. Luke 23:42 And he said to Jesus, Remember me, [Lord,] when thou comest in thy kingdom. Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:44 And it was about [the] sixth hour, and there came darkness over the whole land until [the] ninth hour. Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple rent in the midst.

His death.

Luke 23:46 And Jesus, having cried with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired. Luke 23:47 Now the centurion, seeing what took place, glorified God, saying, In very deed this man was just. Luke 23:48 And all the crowds who had come together to that sight, having seen the things that took place, returned, beating [their] breasts. Luke 23:49 And all those who knew him stood afar off, the women also who had followed him from Galilee, beholding these things.

His burial.

Luke 23:50 And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good man and a just Luke 23:51 (this [man] had not assented to their counsel and deed), of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who also waited, [himself also,] for the kingdom of God Luke 23:52 —he having gone to Pilate begged the body of Jesus; Luke 23:53 and having taken it down, wrapped it in fine linen and placed him in a tomb hewn in the rock, where no one had ever been laid. Luke 23:54 And it was preparation day, and [the] sabbath twilight was coming on. Luke 23:55 And women, who had come along with him out of Galilee, having followed, saw the sepulchre and how his body was placed. Luke 23:56 And having returned they prepared aromatic spices and ointments, and remained quiet on the sabbath, according to the commandment.

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