Luke Chapter 23
1 And the whole multitude of them aroseand led him untoPilate.
2 And they began to accuse himsayingWe found this fellowperverting the nationand forbidding to give tribute toCaesarsaying that he himself is Christ a King.
3 And Pilate asked himsayingArt thou the King of the JewsAnd he answered him and saidThou sayest it.
4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the peopleIfind no fault in this man.
5 And they were the more fiercesayingHe stirreth up thepeopleteaching throughout all Jewrybeginning from Galileeto this place.
6 When Pilate heard of Galileehe asked whether the man were aGalilaean.
7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod sjurisdictionhe sent him to Herodwho himself also was atJerusalem at that time.
8 And when Herod saw Jesushe was exceeding gladfor he wasdesirous to see him of a long seasonbecause he had heardmany things of himand he hoped to have seen some miracledone by him.
9 Then he questioned with him in many wordsbut he answered himnothing.
10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accusedhim.
11 And Herod with his men of war set him at noughtand mockedhimand arrayed him in a gorgeous robeand sent him again toPilate.
12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends togetherfor before they were at enmity between themselves.
13 And Pilatewhen he had called together the chief priests andthe rulers and the people
14 Said unto themYe have brought this man unto meas one thatperverteth the peopleandbeholdIhaving examined himbefore youhave found no fault in this man touching thosethings whereof ye accuse him
15 Nonor yet Herodfor I sent you to himandlonothingworthy of death is done unto him.
16 I will therefore chastise himand release him.
17For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.
18 And they cried out all at oncesayingAway with this manand release unto us Barabbas
19Who for a certain sedition made in the cityand for murderwas cast into prison.
20 Pilate thereforewilling to release Jesusspake again tothem.
21 But they criedsayingCrucify himcrucify him.
22 And he said unto them the third timeWhywhat evil hath hedoneI have found no cause of death in himI will thereforechastise himand let him go.
23 And they were instant with loud voicesrequiring that hemight be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chiefpriests prevailed.
24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder wascast into prisonwhom they had desiredbut he deliveredJesus to their will.
26 And as they led him awaythey laid hold upon one SimonaCyreniancoming out of the countryand on him they laid thecrossthat he might bear it after Jesus.
27 And there followed him a great company of peopleand ofwomenwhich also bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Jesus turning unto them saidDaughters of Jerusalemweepnot for mebut weep for yourselvesand for your children.
29 Forbeholdthe days are comingin the which they shall say Blessed are the barrenand the wombs that never bareand thepaps which never gave suck.
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountainsFall on usandto the hillsCover us.
31 For if they do these things in a green treewhat shall bedone in the dry
32 And there were also two othermalefactorsled with him to beput to death.
33 And when they were come to the placewhich is called Calvary there they crucified himand the malefactorsone on theright handand the other on the left.
34 Then said JesusFatherforgive themfor they know not whatthey do. And they parted his raimentand cast lots.
35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with themderided himsayingHe saved otherslet him save himselfifhe be Christthe chosen of God.
36 And the soldiers also mocked himcoming to himand offeringhim vinegar
37 And sayingIf thou be the king of the Jewssave thyself.
38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters ofGreekand Latinand HebrewTHIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on himsayingIf thou be Christsave thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked himsayingDost not thoufear Godseeing thou art in the same condemnation
41 And we indeed justlyfor we receive the due reward of ourdeedsbut this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto JesusLordremember me when thou comestinto thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto himVerily I say unto theeTo day shaltthou be with me in paradise.
44 And it was about the sixth hourand there was a darkness overall the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkenedand the veil of the temple was rentin the midst.
46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voicehe saidFather into thy hands I commend my spiritand having said thushegave up the ghost.
47 Now when the centurion saw what was donehe glorified GodsayingCertainly this was a righteous man.
48 And all the people that came together to that sightbeholdingthe things which were donesmote their breastsand returned.
49 And all his acquaintanceand the women that followed him fromGalileestood afar offbeholding these things.
50 Andbeholdthere was a man named Josepha counsellorandhe was a good manand a just
51The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of themhe was of Arimathaeaa city of the Jewswho also himselfwaited for the kingdom of God.
52 This man went unto Pilateand begged the body of Jesus.
53 And he took it downand wrapped it in linenand laid it in asepulchre that was hewn in stonewherein never man before waslaid.
54 And that day was the preparationand the sabbath drew on.
55 And the women alsowhich came with him from Galileefollowedafterand beheld the sepulchreand how his body was laid.
56 And they returnedand prepared spices and ointmentsandrested the sabbath day according to the commandment.