Luke 23 ©

1 Jesus is accused before Pilate, who sendeth him to Herod. 8 Herod disappointed in his expectations mocketh him, and sendeth him back. 13 Pilate willing to release Jesus, is prevailed on by the clamours of the people to release Barabbas, and give Jesus to be crucified. 26 Being led to the place of execution, Jesus biddeth the women who lamented him to weep rather for themselves and their children: 32 he is crucified between two malefactors: 34 prayeth for his enemies; 35 is scoffed at; 39 reviled by one of the malefactors, but confessed by the other, to whom he promiseth a place in paradise. 44 The unusual darkness, and rending of the veil of the temple: 46 Christ crieth unto God, and expireth: 47 the centurion's confession of him. 50 Joseph of Arimathaea beggeth his body, and burieth it. 55 The women prepare spices for the end of the sabbath.


AND athe whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.


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.


And Pilate asked him, saying, fArt thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.


Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, gI find no fault in this man.


And hthey were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all *Jewry, beginning ifrom Galilee to this place.


When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a jGalilaean.


And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto kHerod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

k ch. 3.1; 9.7,9.

¶And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was ldesirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and mhe hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.


Then he questioned with him in many words; but nhe answered him nothing.


And the chief priests and scribes stood and ovehemently accused him.


pAnd Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a qgorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.


¶And the same day rPilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.


sAnd Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,


Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, tas one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, uhave found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:

t v.2,5.

No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.


vI will therefore chastise him, and release him.


w(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)


xAnd they cried out all at once, saying, *Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:


(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for ymurder, was cast into prison.)


Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, zspake again to them.


aBut they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.


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.

b v.4,14,20.

cAnd they were *instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.


dAnd Pilate 1gave sentence that it should be as they required.


And he released unto them him ethat for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.


fAnd 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.


¶And there followed him a great company of people, and of gwomen, which also bewailed and lamented him.


But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.


For, hbehold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the *paps which never gave suck.


iThen shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.


jFor if they do these things in ka green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

k Ps. 1.3.

lAnd there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.


And when they were come to the place, which is called 2Calvary, mthere they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.


¶Then said Jesus, nFather, oforgive them; for they know not what they do. pAnd they parted his *raiment, and cast lots.

n v.46.

And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them qderided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be rChrist, the chosen of God.


And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and soffering him vinegar,


And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.


tAnd a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.


¶And uone of the malefactors which were hanged *railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.


But the other answering vrebuked him, saying, wDost not thou fear God, xseeing thou art in the same condemnation?

x Je. 5.3.

yAnd we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: zbut this man hath done nothing amiss.


And he said unto Jesus, aLord, remember me when thou comest into bthy kingdom.


And Jesus said unto him, *Verily I say unto thee, cTo day shalt thou be with me in dparadise.


eAnd it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the 3earth until the ninth hour.


And fthe sun was darkened, gand the *veil of the temple was rent in the midst.


¶And hwhen Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, iFather, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he *gave up the ghost.


Now jwhen the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.


And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, ksmote their breasts, and returned.


lAnd all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.


mAnd, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:


(The same nhad not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself owaited for the kingdom of God.


This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.


And he took it down, pand wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was *hewn in stone, qwherein never man before was laid.


rAnd that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.


sAnd the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.


And they returned, and prepared tspices and ointments; and urested the sabbath day according to the commandment.