Luke, Chapter 23

23:1 And the whole company of them rose up, and brought him before Pilate.
23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give taxes to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king.
23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, You say.
23:4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, I find no fault in this man.
23:5 But they were the more urgent, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, and beginning from Galilee even to this place.
23:6 But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
23:7 And when he knew that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in these days.
23:8 Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard concerning him; and he hoped to see some miracle done by him.
23:9 And he questioned him in many words; but he answered him nothing.
23:10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.
23:11 And Herod with his soldiers also set him at nothing, and mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent him back to Pilate.
23:12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
23:13 And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
23:14 and said to them, You+ brought to me this man, as one who perverts the people: and look, I, having examined him before you+, found no fault in this man concerning those things of which you+ accuse him:
23:15 no, nor yet Herod: for he sent him back to us; and look, he has been participating in nothing worthy of death.
23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
23:18 But they cried out all together, saying, Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas:--
23:19 one who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.
23:20 And Pilate spoke to them again, desiring to release Jesus;
23:21 but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him.
23:22 And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil has this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him and release him.
23:23 But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that what they asked for should be done.
23:25 And he released him who for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
23:26 And when they led him away, they laid hold on one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after Jesus.
23:27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him.
23:28 But Jesus turning to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your+ children.
23:29 For look, the days are coming, in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.
23:30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
23:31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?
23:32 And there were also two others, criminals, led with him to be put to death.
23:33 And when they came to the place which is called The skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.
23:34 And parting his garments among them, they cast lots.
23:35 And the people stood watching. And the rulers also scoffed at him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, his chosen.
23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar,
23:37 and saying, If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself.
23:38 And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
23:44 And it was now about the sixth hour, and a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
23:45 the sun's light failing: and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle.
23:46 And Jesus cried with a loud voice and breathed his last.
23:49 And the women who followed with him from Galilee, stood far off, seeing these things.
23:50 And look, a man named Joseph, who was a councilor,
23:51 [a man] of Arimathaea, who was looking for the kingdom of God:
23:52 this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where man had never yet lain.
23:54 And it was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.
23:55 And the women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and looked at the tomb, and how his body was laid.

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