Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod.
Luke 23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him to Pilate. Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this [man] perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cesar, saying, that he himself is Christ a king. Luke 23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest [it]. Luke 23:4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests, and [to] the people, I find no fault in this man. Luke 23:5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place. Luke 23:6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. Luke 23:7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself was also at Jerusalem at that time.
Herod mocketh him.
Luke 23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he had been for a long time, desirous to see him, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to see some miracle done by him. Luke 23:9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. Luke 23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. Luke 23:11 And Herod with his troops set him at naught, and mocked [him], and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again 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 at enmity between themselves.
Luke 23:13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people, Luke 23:14 Said to them, Ye have brought this man to me, as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I, having examined [him] before you, have found no fault in this man, touching those things of which ye accuse him; Luke 23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and lo, nothing worthy of death is done to him: Luke 23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and release [him]. Luke 23:17 (For of necessity he must release one to 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 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this [man], and release to us Barabbas: Luke 23:19 (Who, for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) Luke 23:20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spoke again to them. Luke 23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify, crucify him. Luke 23:22 And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him; I will therefore chastise him, and let [him] go. Luke 23:23 And they were urgent with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified: and the voices of them, and of the chief priests prevailed. Luke 23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. Luke 23:25 And he released to them him that for sedition and murder had been cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear [it] after Jesus.
He telleth the women, that lament him, the destruction of Jerusalem:
Luke 23:27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him. Luke 23:28 But Jesus turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. Luke 23:29 For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed [are] the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never nourished infants. Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. Luke 23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what will be done in the dry? Luke 23:32 And two others, [who were] malefactors, were led with him to be put to death. Luke 23:33 And when they had come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
prayeth for his enemies.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided [him], saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he is Christ the chosen of God. Luke 23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, Luke 23:37 And saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. Luke 23:38 And a superscription also was written over him, in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Two evildoers are crucified with him.
Luke 23:39 And one of the malefactors, who were hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou art Christ, save thyself and us. Luke 23:40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? Luke 23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. Luke 23:42 And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, This day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst.
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he expired. Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. Luke 23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. Luke 23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off beholding these things.
Luke 23:50 And behold, [there was] a man named Joseph, a counselor: [and he was] a good man, and a just: Luke 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them) [he was] of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. Luke 23:52 This [man] went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Luke 23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher that was hewn in stone, in which man was never before laid. Luke 23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. Luke 23:55 And the women also, who came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how his body was laid. Luke 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested on the sabbath, according to the commandment.