Young's Literal Translation

Luke 23

Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod.

Luke 23:1 And having risen, the whole multitude of them did lead him to Pilate, Luke 23:2 and began to accuse him, saying, 'This one we found perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying himself to be Christ a king.' Luke 23:3 And Pilate questioned him, saying, 'Thou art the king of the Jews?' and he answering him, said, 'Thou dost say [it].' Luke 23:4 And Pilate said unto the chief priests, and the multitude, 'I find no fault in this man;' Luke 23:5 and they were the more urgent, saying—'He doth stir up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea—having begun from Galilee—unto this place.' Luke 23:6 And Pilate having heard of Galilee, questioned if the man is a Galilean, Luke 23:7 and having known that he is from the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him back unto Herod, he being also in Jerusalem in those days.

Herod mocketh him.

Luke 23:8 And Herod having seen Jesus did rejoice exceedingly, for he was wishing for a long [time] to see him, because of hearing many things about him, and he was hoping some sign to see done by him, Luke 23:9 and was questioning him in many words, and he answered him nothing. Luke 23:10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood vehemently accusing him, Luke 23:11 and Herod with his soldiers having set him at nought, and having mocked, having put around him gorgeous apparel, did send him back to Pilate,

Herod and Pilate are made friends.

Luke 23:12 and both Pilate and Herod became friends on that day with one another, for they were before at enmity between themselves.

Luke 23:13 And Pilate having called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people, Luke 23:14 said unto them, 'Ye brought to me this man as perverting the people, and lo, I before you having examined, found in this man no fault in those things ye bring forward against him; Luke 23:15 no, nor yet Herod, for I sent you back unto him, and lo, nothing worthy of death is having been done by him; Luke 23:16 having chastised, therefore, I will release him,' Luke 23:17 for it was necessary for him to release to them one at every 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—the whole multitude—saying, 'Away with this one, and release to us Barabbas,' Luke 23:19 who had been, because of a certain sedition made in the city, and murder, cast into prison. Luke 23:20 Pilate again then—wishing to release Jesus—called to them, Luke 23:21 but they were calling out, saying, 'Crucify, crucify him.' Luke 23:22 And he a third time said unto them, 'Why, what evil did he? no cause of death did I find in him; having chastised him, then, I will release [him].' Luke 23:23 And they were pressing with loud voices asking him to be crucified, and their voices, and those of the chief priests, were prevailing, Luke 23:24 and Pilate gave judgment for their request being done, Luke 23:25 and he released him who because of sedition and murder hath been cast into the prison, whom they were asking, and Jesus he gave up to their will. Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, having taken hold on Simon, a certain Cyrenian, coming from the field, they put on him the cross, to bear [it] behind Jesus.

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

Luke 23:27 And there was following him a great multitude of the people, and of women, who also were beating themselves and lamenting him, Luke 23:28 and Jesus having turned unto them, said, 'Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but for yourselves weep ye, and for your children; Luke 23:29 for, lo, days do come, in which they shall say, Happy the barren, and wombs that did not bare, and paps that did not give suck; Luke 23:30 then they shall begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us, and to the hills, Cover us;— Luke 23:31 for, if in the green tree they do these things—in the dry what may happen?' Luke 23:32 And there were also others—two evil-doers—with him, to be put to death; Luke 23:33 and when they came to the place that is called Skull, there they crucified him and the evil-doers, one on the right hand and one on the left.

prayeth for his enemies.

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they have not known what they do;' and parting his garments they cast a lot. Luke 23:35 And the people were standing, looking on, and the rulers also were sneering with them, saying, 'Others he saved, let him save himself, if this be the Christ, the choice one of God.' Luke 23:36 And mocking him also were the soldiers, coming near and offering vinegar to him, Luke 23:37 and saying, 'If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.' Luke 23:38 And there was also a superscription written over him, in letters of Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew, 'This is the King of the Jews.'

Two evildoers are crucified with him.

Luke 23:39 And one of the evil-doers who were hanged, was speaking evil of him, saying, 'If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.' Luke 23:40 And the other answering, was rebuking him, saying, 'Dost thou not even fear God, that thou art in the same judgment? Luke 23:41 and we indeed righteously, for things worthy of what we did we receive back, but this one did nothing out of place;' Luke 23:42 and he said to Jesus, 'Remember me, lord, when thou mayest come in thy reign;' Luke 23:43 and Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to thee, To-day with me thou shalt be in the paradise.' Luke 23:44 And it was, as it were, the sixth hour, and darkness came over all the land till the ninth hour, Luke 23:45 and the sun was darkened, and the vail of the sanctuary was rent in the midst,

His death.

Luke 23:46 and having cried with a loud voice, Jesus said, 'Father, to Thy hands I commit my spirit;' and these things having said, he breathed forth the spirit. Luke 23:47 And the centurion having seen what was done, did glorify God, saying, 'Really this man was righteous;' Luke 23:48 and all the multitudes who were come together to this sight, beholding the things that came to pass, smiting their breasts did turn back; Luke 23:49 and all his acquaintances stood afar off, and women who did follow him from Galilee, beholding these things.

His burial.

Luke 23:50 And lo, a man, by name Joseph, being a counsellor, a man good and righteous, Luke 23:51 —he was not consenting to their counsel and deed—from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who also himself was expecting the reign of God, Luke 23:52 he, having gone near to Pilate, asked the body of Jesus, Luke 23:53 and having taken it down, he wrapped it in fine linen, and placed it in a tomb hewn out, where no one was yet laid. Luke 23:54 And the day was a preparation, and sabbath was approaching, Luke 23:55 and the women also who have come with him out of Galilee having followed after, beheld the tomb, and how his body was placed, Luke 23:56 and having turned back, they made ready spices and ointments, and on the sabbath, indeed, they rested, according to the command.

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