The Gospel According to St Luke

Chapter 23

Jesus is taken before Pilate, then to Herod, and then to Pilate again—Barabbas is released—Jesus is crucified between two thieves—He is buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathæa.

 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.

 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to aCæsar, saying that he himself is Christ a bKing.

 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art 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, I find no afault in this man.

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

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

 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.

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

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

 10 And the chief priests and ascribes stood and vehemently accused him.

 11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and amocked 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 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, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that 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 aunto him.

 16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

 17 (For of necessity he must arelease one unto them at the feast.)

 18 And 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 amurder, was cast into prison.)

 20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.

 21 But they cried, saying, aCrucify him, crucify him.

 22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found ano cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.

 23 And they were ainstant with loud voices, brequiring that he might be ccrucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they arequired.

 25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and amurder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he 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, which also bewailed and lamented him.

 28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of aJerusalem, 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 abarren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

 30 Then shall they begin to say to the amountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

 31 For if they do these things in a agreen tree, what shall be done in the bdry?

 32 And there were also two other, amalefactors, led with him to be put to death.

 33 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.

 34 ¶Then asaid Jesus, Father, bforgive them; for they know not what cthey do. And they parted his draiment, and cast lots.

 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them aderided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the bchosen of God.

 36 And the soldiers also amocked him, coming to him, and offering him bvinegar,

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

 38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is the aKing of the bJews.

 39 ¶And one of the malefactors which were hanged arailed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due areward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in aparadise.

 44 And it was about the asixth hour, and there was a bdarkness over all the cearth until the ninth hour.

 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the amidst.

 46 ¶And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I acommend my bspirit: and having said thus, he cgave up the dghost.

 47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a arighteous man.

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

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

 50 ¶And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a acounsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:

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

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

 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a asepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

 54 And that day was the apreparation, and the sabbath drew on.

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

 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and arested the sabbath day according to the commandment.