Luke 23

MLV(i) 1 And the whole multitude of them, having stood up, led him in front of Pilate.


2 Now they began to accuse him, saying, We found this one perverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.
3 But Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews?
Now he answered and said to him, You say correctly.
4 Now Pilate said to the high-priests and the crowds, I am finding no crime in this man.
5 But they were insisting, saying, He is shaking up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea and beginning from Galilee, insofar as here.


6 But when Pilate heard it, he asked if the man was a Galilean. 7 And when he recognized that he is out of Herod’s authority, he sent him back to Herod, who himself was also in Jerusalem in these days.
8 Now having seen Jesus, Herod rejoiced exceedingly; for he was wishing for a considerable time to see him, because he was hoping to see some sign happening by him, hearing many things concerning him. 9 Now he was asking him questions with considerable words, but he answered him nothing.
10 Now the high-priests and the scribes stood, intensely accusing him.
11 Now Herod, together with his soldiers, having scorned and having mocked him, and having dressed him in bright apparel, sent him back to Pilate.
12 Now Pilate and Herod became friends with one another in that same day; for they were formerly being in hostility toward themselves.
13 Now Pilate called together the high-priests and the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, You brought this man to me, as one turning away the people to riot, and behold, I have examined him in your sight, and found no crime in this man of which you accuse against him. 15 But even Herod found nothing. For he sent him back to you, and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by him. 16 Therefore, after having disciplined him, I will be releasing him. 17 But, he had to release to them one prisoner at the feast by necessity.
18 But they cried out altogether, saying, Take this one and release Barabbas to us. 19 He was one who has been cast into prison because of a certain riot, which happened in the city, and for murder.
20 Therefore Pilate shouted to them again, wishing to release Jesus.
21 But they were shouting out, saying, Crucify him! Crucify him!
22 Now he said to them the third-time, For what evil has this one done? I have found no crime worthy of death in him; therefore, after having disciplined him, I will be releasing him. 23 But they were urgently asking with loud voices for him to be crucified. And their voices and those of the high-priests were prevailing. 24 But Pilate decided their request was to happen. 25 Now he released the one who has been cast into the prison because of riot and murder, whom they were asking for, but he gave up Jesus to their will.


26 And as they led him away, they grabbed someone named Simon from Cyrene, coming from the rural-area, and they laid the cross on him to carry it behind Jesus.
27 Now a large multitude of the people, and of women, were also following him. They were grieving and mourning for him. 28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me, however, weep over yourselves and over your children. 29 Because behold, the days are coming in which they will say, The fortunate ones are: barren and the wombs that did not give-birth and the breasts that did not nurse. 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us, and to the hills, Hide us. 31 Because if they are doing these things in the green tree, what might happen in the dry?
32 Now two others, also criminals, were being led together with him to be assassinated.


33 And when they came upon the place which is called The Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one at the right and the other at the left.
34 Now Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.
‘Now they cast a lot, dividing his garments among them.’ 35 And the people stood viewing and the rulers together with them were also ridiculing him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this one is the Christ, the chosen of God.
36 Now the soldiers were also mocking him, coming near to him and offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself. 38 Now an inscription was also over him, having been written in the alphabet of Greek and Latin and Hebrew, This is the King of the Jews.
39 Now one of the criminals who was hung there, was blaspheming him, saying, If you are the Christ save yourself and us! 40 But, the other answered and was rebuking him, saying, Do you not fear even God, because you are in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed suffer righteously; for we are receiving worthy payment of what we practiced, but this one practiced nothing improper.
42 And he said, Jesus, remember me Lord, whenever you come in your kingdom.
43 And he said to him, Assuredly I am saying to you, You will be with me today in Paradise.


44 Now it was approximately the sixth hour and there became darkness upon the whole earth until the ninth hour
45 And the sun was darkened and the curtain of the temple was split-apart in the middle. 46 And Jesus having shouted with a loud voice, said, Father, I will consign my spirit into your hands. And having said these things, he expired.
47 Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, This really was a righteous man. 48 And all the crowds who came together upon this scene, viewing the things which had happened, were returning, beating their chest.
49 Now all his acquaintances and the women who followed from Galilee together with him, stood from afar, seeing these things.


50 And behold, a man, Joseph by name, who is a counselor, a good and righteous man 51 (he was not in alliance with their plan and practice), a man from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 This one, having gone to Pilate, asked for the body of Jesus. 53 And having taken it down, he entwined it in a linen cloth and laid it in a hewed out tomb, where no one was yet laid.
54 Now it was the day of the Preparation and the Sabbath was dawning. 55 Now having followed after, the women, from Galilee, who were coming together to him, saw the tomb and how his body was laid.
56 Now they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And on the Sabbath they relaxed according to the commandment.