Luke 23

BLB(i) 1 And having risen up, all the multitude of them led Him to Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation, and forbidding tribute to be given to Caesar, and declaring Himself to be Christ, a king.” 3 And Pilate questioned Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And answering him, He was saying, “You say.” 4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no guilt in this man.” 5 But they kept insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all of Judea, and He has begun from Galilee even to here.” 6 And Pilate having heard, asked whether the man is a Galilean, 7 and having learned that He is from the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent Him up to Herod, he himself being also in Jerusalem in those days. 8 And Herod, having seen Jesus, was exceedingly glad; for of a long time he is wishing to see Him, because of hearing concerning Him; and he was hoping to see some sign done by Him. 9 And He kept questioning Him in many words, but He answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and the scribes had been standing by, vehemently accusing Him. 11 And Herod, with his troops, having set Him at naught and also having mocked Him, having put on Him splendid apparel, sent Him back to Pilate. 12 And both Herod and Pilate became friends with one another on that day; for previously it had been that they were at enmity between themselves. 13 And Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 said to them, “You brought to me this man as one misleading the people; and behold, having examined Him before you, I found nothing in this man guilty of that accusation you are bringing against Him. 15 No, not even Herod did; for he sent Him back to us. And behold, nothing worthy of death is done by Him. 16 Therefore having chastised Him, I will release Him.” 17 18 But they cried out all together, saying, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas,” 19 who was one having been cast into the prison on account of a certain insurrection having been made in the city, and murder. 20 Therefore Pilate, wishing to release Jesus, called to them again. 21 But they were crying out, saying, “Crucify! Crucify Him!” 22 And he said to them a third time, “What evil indeed did this man commit? I found no cause of death in Him. Therefore having chastised Him, I will release Him.” 23 But they were urgent, asking with loud voices for Him to be crucified. And their voices were prevailing. 24 And Pilate sentenced their demand to be done. 25 And he released the one having been cast into prison on account of insurrection and murder, whom they had asked for; and Jesus he delivered to their will. 26 And as they led Him away, having laid hold on Simon, a certain man of Cyrene coming from the country, they put upon him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27 And a great multitude of the people were following Him, and of women, who were mourning and lamenting for Him. 28 And having turned to them, Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never did bear, and breasts that never nursed.’ 30 Then ‘they will begin to say to the mountains, “Fall upon us,” and to the hills, “Cover us.”’ 31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what might take place in the dry?” 32 And two other criminals also were being led away to be put to death with Him. 33 And when they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right, and one on the left. 34 And Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they cast lots, dividing His garments. 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also were deriding Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself, if this is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” 36 And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming near, offering Him sour wine, 37 and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!” 38 And there was also this inscription over Him: The King of the Jews. 39 And one of the criminals having been hanged was railing at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” 40 And the other answering, was rebuking him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, that you are under the same judgment, 41 and we indeed justly? For we are receiving things worthy of what we did, but this man did nothing wrong.” 42 And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” 43 And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” 44 And now it was about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. 45 The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in the middle. 46 And having called out in a loud voice, Jesus said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit.” And having said this, He breathed His last. 47 And having seen that which had taken place, the centurion began glorifying God, saying, “Certainly this man was righteous.” 48 And all the crowds having come together to this spectacle, having seen the things that had taken place, were returning home, beating the breasts. 49 And all from those who knew Him, and women, those having followed Him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. 50 And behold, a man named Joseph, being also a Council member, a good and righteous man— 51 he was not having consented to their counsel and deed—from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 He having gone to Pilate, asked for the body of Jesus. 53 And having taken it down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in a rock, in which no one yet had been laid. 54 And it was the Day of Preparation, and Sabbath was just beginning. 55 And the women who were come with Him out of Galilee, having followed, saw the tomb and how His body was laid. 56 And having returned, they prepared spices and anointing oils. And they rested indeed on the Sabbath according to the commandment.