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Luke 23

Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod.

Luke 23:1 Then the whole multitude of them arose, and led him vnto Pilate. Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We haue found this man peruerting the nation, and forbidding to pay tribute to Cesar, saying, That he is Christ a King. Luke 23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Iewes? And hee answered him, and sayd, Thou sayest it. Luke 23:4 Then sayd Pilate to the hie Priests, and to the people, I finde no fault in this man. Luke 23:5 But they were the more fierce, saying, He moueth the people, teaching throughout all Iudea, beginning at Galile, euen to this place. Luke 23:6 Nowe when Pilate heard of Galile, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. Luke 23:7 And when he knewe that he was of Herods iurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, which was also at Hierusalem in those dayes.

Herod mocketh him.

Luke 23:8 And when Herod sawe Iesus, hee was exceedingly glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him, and trusted to haue seene some signe done by him. Luke 23:9 Then questioned hee with him of many things: but he answered him nothing. Luke 23:10 The hie Priests also & Scribes stood forth, and accused him vehemently. Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of warre, despised him, and mocked him, and arayed him in white, and sent him againe to Pilate.

Herod and Pilate are made friends.

Luke 23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were enemies one to another.

Luke 23:13 Then Pilate called together the hie Priests and the rulers, and the people, Luke 23:14 And sayd vnto them, Ye haue brought this man vnto me, as one that peruerted the people: and beholde, I haue examined him before you, and haue found no fault in this man, of those things whereof ye accuse him: Luke 23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him: and loe, nothing worthy of death is done of him. Luke 23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and let him loose. Luke 23:17 (For of necessitie hee must haue let one loose vnto 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 Then all ye multitude cried at once, saying, Away with him, and deliuer vnto vs Barabbas: Luke 23:19 Which for a certaine insurrection made in the citie, and murther, was cast in prison. Luke 23:20 Then Pilate spake againe to them, willing to let Iesus loose. Luke 23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucifie, crucifie him. Luke 23:22 And he sayd vnto them the third time, But what euill hath he done? I finde no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him loose. Luke 23:23 But they were instant with loude voyces, and required that he might be crucified: and the voyces of them and of the hie Priests preuailed. Luke 23:24 So Pilate gaue sentence, that it should be as they required. Luke 23:25 And he let loose vnto them him that for insurrection and murther was cast into prison, whome they desired, and deliuered Iesus to doe with him what they would. Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they caught one Simon of Cyrene, comming out of the fielde, and on him they layde the crosse, to beare it after Iesus.

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

Luke 23:27 And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, which women bewailed and lamented him. Luke 23:28 But Iesus turned backe vnto them, & said, Daughters of Hierusalem, weepe not for me, but weepe for your selues, and for your children. Luke 23:29 For behold, the dayes wil come, when men shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombes that neuer bare, and the pappes which neuer gaue sucke. Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountaines, Fall on vs: and to the hilles, Couer vs. Luke 23:31 For if they doe these things to a greene tree, what shalbe done to the drie? Luke 23:32 And there were two others, which were euill doers, led with him to be slaine. Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Caluarie, there they crucified him, and the euill doers: one at the right hand, and the other at the left.

prayeth for his enemies.

Luke 23:34 Then sayd Iesus, Father, forgiue them: for they know not what they doe; they parted his raiment, and cast lottes. Luke 23:35 And the people stoode, and behelde: and the rulers mocked him with them, saying, He saued others: let him saue himselfe, if hee be that Christ, the Chosen of God. Luke 23:36 The souldiers also mocked him, and came and offered him vineger, Luke 23:37 And said, If thou be the King of the Iewes, saue thy selfe. Luke 23:38 And a superscription was also written ouer him, in Greeke letters, and in Latin, and in Hebrewe, This is that King of The Iewes.

Two evildoers are crucified with him.

Luke 23:39 And one of the euill doers, which were hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou be that Christ, saue thy selfe and vs. Luke 23:40 But the other answered, and rebuked him, saying, Fearest thou not God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? Luke 23:41 We are in deede righteously here: for we receiue things worthy of that we haue done: but this man hath done nothing amisse. Luke 23:42 And he sayd vnto Iesus, Lorde, remember me, when thou commest into thy kingdome. Luke 23:43 Then Iesus said vnto him, Verely I say vnto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in Paradise. Luke 23:44 And it was about the sixt houre: and there was a darkenes ouer all the land, vntill the ninth houre. Luke 23:45 And the Sunne was darkened, and the vaile of the Temple rent through the middes.

His death.

Luke 23:46 And Iesus cryed with a loude voyce, and sayd, Father, into thine hands I commend my spirit; when hee thus had sayd, hee gaue vp the ghost. Luke 23:47 Nowe when the Centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Of a suretie this man was iust. Luke 23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things, which were done, smote their brestes, and returned. Luke 23:49 And all his acquaintance stood a farre off, and the women that followed him from Galile, beholding these things.

His burial.

Luke 23:50 And beholde, there was a man named Ioseph, which was a counseller, a good man and a iust. Luke 23:51 Hee did not consent to the counsell and deede of them, which was of Arimathea, a citie of the Iewes: who also himselfe waited for the kingdome of God. Luke 23:52 He went vnto Pilate, and asked the body of Iesus, Luke 23:53 And tooke it downe, & wrapped it in a linnen cloth, and laide it in a tombe hewen out of a rocke, wherein was neuer man yet laide. Luke 23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drewe on. Luke 23:55 And the women also that followed after, which came with him from Galile, behelde the sepulchre, and how his body was layd. Luke 23:56 And they returned and prepared odours, and ointments, and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandement.

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