Luke 23 ©
Jesus is accused before Pilate, who sendeth him to Herod. Herod disappointed in his expectations mocketh him, and sendeth him back. Pilate willing to release Jesus, is prevailed on by the clamours of the people to release Barabbas, and give Jesus to be crucified. Being led to the place of execution, Jesus biddeth the women who lamented him to weep rather for themselves and their children: he is crucified between two malefactors: prayeth for his enemies; is scoffed at; reviled by one of the malefactors, but confessed by the other, to whom he promiseth a place in paradise. The unusual darkness, and rending of the veil of the temple: Christ crieth unto God, and expireth: the centurion's confession of him. Joseph of Arimathaea beggeth his body, and burieth it. The women prepare spices for the end of the sabbath.
And they began to baccuse him, saying, cWe found this fellow perverting the nation, and dforbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying ethat he himself is Christ a King.
No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for ymurder, was cast into prison.)
bAnd 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.
But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, ksmote their breasts, and returned.
This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.