Luke 23:1-25 American Standard Version

Jesus before Pilate

23 And the whole company of them rose up, and brought him before Pilate. 2  And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king. 3  And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest. 4  And Pilate said unto the chief priests and the multitudes, I find no fault in this man. 5  But they were the more urgent, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, and beginning from Galilee even unto this place.

Jesus before Herod

6  But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean. 7  And when he knew that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him unto Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in these days. 8  Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard concerning him; and he hoped to see some miracle done by him. 9  And he questioned him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10  And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. 11  And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent him back to Pilate. 12  And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

Jesus Sentenced to Die

13  And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14  and said unto them, Ye brought unto me this man, as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I having examined him before you, found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: 15  no, nor yet Herod: for he sent him back unto us; and behold, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him. 16  I will therefore chastise him, and release him. 17  [Now he must needs release unto them at the feast one prisoner.] 18  But they cried out all together, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:— 19  one who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison. 20  And Pilate spake unto them again, desiring to release Jesus; 21  but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him. 22  And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him and release him. 23  But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. And their voices prevailed. 24  And Pilate gave sentence that what they asked for should be done. 25  And he released him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.

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