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Luke Chapter 23

Luke 23:1 Then the whole multitude of them arose, and led Him to Pilate.

Luke 23:2 So they began to accuse Him, and said, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.

Luke 23:3 Then Pilate asked Him, saying, are you the King of the Jews? And He answered him and said, you say it.

Luke 23:4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.

Luke 23:5 But they were the insisting vigorously and said, He stirs 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 As soon as he knew that he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

Luke 23:8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad: for he had desired to see Him for a long time, because he had heard many things about Him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by Him.

Luke 23:9 Then he questioned Him with many words; but He answered him nothing.

Luke 23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him.

Luke 23:11 Then Herod with his men of war treated Him with contempt, and mocked Him and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate.

Luke 23:12 That same day Pilate and Herod became friends: for previously there was an enmity between them.

Luke 23:13 For Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

Luke 23:14 said to them, You have brought this man to me, as one that perverts the people: and, behold, I, having examined Him before you, have found no fault in this man concerning those things which you accuse Him:

Luke 23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, look, nothing worthy of death is done to Him.

Luke 23:16 Therefore I will punish Him, and release Him.

Luke 23:17 For he was obligated to release one to them at the feast.

Luke 23:18 But they all cried out at once, and said, away with this man, and release to us Barabbas!

Luke 23:19 Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, had been cast into prison.

Luke 23:20 Therefore Pilate, willing to release Jesus, spoke again to them.

Luke 23:21 But they cried, and said, Crucify Him, crucify Him!

Luke 23:22 Then he said to them the third time, why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason of death in Him: therefore I will punish Him, and let Him go.

Luke 23:23 But they were insistent with loud voices, demanding that He might be crucified. And their voices and of the chief priests prevailed.

Luke 23:24 So Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

Luke 23:25 Then he released to them him that for sedition and murder had been cast into prison, who they had wanted; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

Luke 23:26 Now as they led Him away, they laid hold on one Simon of Cyrene, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

Luke 23:27 A great company of people there followed Him, and of women, of whom also mourned and lamented for Him.

Luke 23:28 But Jesus turned to them and 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 will say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never nursed.

Luke 23:30 Then will 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 to a green tree, what will be done to the dry?

Luke 23:32 And there were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death.

Luke 23:33 When they had come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they do. And they parted His clothing, and cast lots.

Luke 23:35 So the people stood looking. And the rulers also with them sneered at Him, and said, He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is Christ, the chosen of God.

Luke 23:36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, and offering Him sour wine,

Luke 23:37 and said, if You are the king of the Jews, save Yourself.

Luke 23:38 And an inscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Luke 23:39 Then one of the criminals who was being hung hurled insults at Him, saying, if You are Christ, save Yourself and us.

Luke 23:40 But the other answered and rebuked him, saying, do you not fear God, seeing you are in the same condemnation?

Luke 23:41 Yet we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man has done nothing wrong.

Luke 23:42 Then he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come into your kingdom.

Luke 23:43 Then Jesus said to him, truthfully I say to you today, you will 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 For the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in the middle.

Luke 23:46 When Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit: and having said this, He breathed out.

Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, this man was certainly righteous!

Luke 23:48 For all the people that came together to that sight, looking at the things which were done, beat their chests, and returned.

Luke 23:49 But all his acquaintances, and the women that followed Him from Galilee, stood far off, beholding these things.

Luke 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council; and he was a good man, and just:

Luke 23:51 the same had not consented to the counsel and their actions; He was from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: whom also himself was expecting the kingdom of God.

Luke 23:52 This man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

Luke 23:53 So he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was cut in stone, in which never man before was laid.

Luke 23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.

Luke 23:55 So the women also, who came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the tomb, and how His body was laid.

Luke 23:56 Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.