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Luke 23

1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying, that he himself is Christ, a king.
3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him, and said, Yea, thou sayest it.
4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and people, I find no fault in this man.
5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all jewry, beginning from Galilee, to this place.
6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean.
7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad; for he was desirous to see him, of a long time, because he had heard many things of him; and hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.
10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.
11 And Herod with his men of war set him at naught, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before this they were at enmity between themselves.
13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people,
14 Said unto them, You have brought this man unto me, as one who perverteth the people; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man, touching those things whereof ye accuse him.
15 No, nor yet Herod; for I sent you to him; and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him;
16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
17 For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.
18 But they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas;
19 Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.
20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, Crucify him.
22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him; I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
23 And they were instant in loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified; and the voices of them, and of the chief priests, prevailed.
24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
25 And he released unto them him who for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; and delivered Jesus to their will.
26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Jesus turned unto them and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
29 For behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs which never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
31 And if these things are done in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry tree?
32 This he spake, signifying the scattering of Israel, and the desolation of the heathen, or in other words, the Gentiles.
33 And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
34 And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
35 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. (Meaning the soldiers who crucified him,) and they parted his raiment and cast lots.
36 And the people stood, beholding, and the rulers also with them, derided, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be the Christ, the chosen of God.
37 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
38 And saying, If thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself.
39 And a superscription also was written over him, in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
40 And one of the malefactors who was crucified with him, railed on him, saying, If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.
41 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
42 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss.
43 And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
44 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee; To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.
45 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
46 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
47 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
48 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
49 And all the people who came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
50 And all his acquaintance, and women who followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
51 And, behold, a man named Joseph, a counselor; a good man and a just one;
52 The same day had not consented to the counsel and deed of them; a man of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
53 He went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
54 And he took it down and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher, which was hewed in a stone, wherein never man before was laid.
55 And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.
56 And the women also, who came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how his body was laid.
57 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.

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