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.