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