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Luke 23 1 Then the entire council took Jesus over to Pilate, the Roman governor.
Luke 23 2 They began at once to state their case: "This man has been leading our people to ruin by telling them not to pay their taxes to the Roman government and by claiming he is the Messiah, a king."
Luke 23 3 So Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "Yes, it is as you say."
Luke 23 4 Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, "I find nothing wrong with this man!"
Luke 23 5 Then they became desperate. "But he is causing riots everywhere he goes, all over Judea, from Galilee to Jerusalem!"
Luke 23 6 "Oh, is he a Galilean?" Pilate asked.
Luke 23 7 When they answered that he was, Pilate sent him to Herod Antipas, because Galilee was under Herod's jurisdiction, and Herod happened to be in Jerusalem at the time.
Luke 23 8 Herod was delighted at the opportunity to see Jesus, because he had heard about him and had been hoping for a long time to see him perform a miracle.
Luke 23 9 He asked Jesus question after question, but Jesus refused to answer.
Luke 23 10 Meanwhile, the leading priests and the teachers of religious law stood there shouting their accusations.
Luke 23 11 Now Herod and his soldiers began mocking and ridiculing Jesus. Then they put a royal robe on him and sent him back to Pilate.
Luke 23 12 Herod and Pilate, who had been enemies before, became friends that day.
Luke 23 13 Then Pilate called together the leading priests and other religious leaders, along with the people,
Luke 23 14 and he announced his verdict. "You brought this man to me, accusing him of leading a revolt. I have examined him thoroughly on this point in your presence and find him innocent.
Luke 23 15 Herod came to the same conclusion and sent him back to us. Nothing this man has done calls for the death penalty.
Luke 23 16 So I will have him flogged, but then I will release him."
Luke 23 17 See Footnote
Luke 23 18 Then a mighty roar rose from the crowd, and with one voice they shouted, "Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!"
Luke 23 19 (Barabbas was in prison for murder and for taking part in an insurrection in Jerusalem against the government.)
Luke 23 20 Pilate argued with them, because he wanted to release Jesus.
Luke 23 21 But they shouted, "Crucify him! Crucify him!"
Luke 23 22 For the third time he demanded, "Why? What crime has he committed? I have found no reason to sentence him to death. I will therefore flog him and let him go."
Luke 23 23 But the crowd shouted louder and louder for Jesus' death, and their voices prevailed.
Luke 23 24 So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded.
Luke 23 25 As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he delivered Jesus over to them to do as they wished.
Luke 23 26 As they led Jesus away, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country just then, was forced to follow Jesus and carry his cross.
Luke 23 27 Great crowds trailed along behind, including many grief-stricken women.
Luke 23 28 But Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, don't weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
Luke 23 29 For the days are coming when they will say, 'Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.'
Luke 23 30 People will beg the mountains to fall on them and the hills to bury them.
Luke 23 31 For if these things are done when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry? "
Luke 23 32 Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him.
Luke 23 33 Finally, they came to a place called The Skull. All three were crucified there--Jesus on the center cross, and the two criminals on either side.
Luke 23 34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive these people, because they don't know what they are doing." And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.
Luke 23 35 The crowd watched, and the leaders laughed and scoffed. "He saved others," they said, "let him save himself if he is really God's Chosen One, the Messiah."
Luke 23 36 The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine.
Luke 23 37 They called out to him, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
Luke 23 38 A signboard was nailed to the cross above him with these words: "This is the King of the Jews."
Luke 23 39 One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, "So you're the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself--and us, too, while you're at it!"
Luke 23 40 But the other criminal protested, "Don't you fear God even when you are dying?
Luke 23 41 We deserve to die for our evil deeds, but this man hasn't done anything wrong."
Luke 23 42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom."
Luke 23 43 And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise."
Luke 23 44 By this time it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock.
Luke 23 45 The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the thick veil hanging in the Temple was torn apart.
Luke 23 46 Then Jesus shouted, "Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!" And with those words he breathed his last.
Luke 23 47 When the captain of the Roman soldiers handling the executions saw what had happened, he praised God and said, "Surely this man was innocent. "
Luke 23 48 And when the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw all that had happened, they went home in deep sorrow.
Luke 23 49 But Jesus' friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching.
Luke 23 50 Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council,
Luke 23 51 but he had not agreed with the decision and actions of the other religious leaders. He was from the town of Arimathea in Judea, and he had been waiting for the Kingdom of God to come.
Luke 23 52 He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
Luke 23 53 Then he took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock.
Luke 23 54 This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation for the Sabbath.
Luke 23 55 As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where they placed his body.
Luke 23 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to embalm him. But by the time they were finished it was the Sabbath, so they rested all that day as required by the law.