Luke 23:1-25 Darby’s Translation

Jesus before Pilate

23 1  And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate. 2  And they began to accuse him, saying, We have found this [man] perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king. 3  And Pilate demanded of him saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answering him said, Thou sayest. 4  And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, I find no guilt in this man. 5  But they insisted, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, beginning from Galilee even on to here.

Jesus before Herod

6  But Pilate, having heard Galilee [named], demanded if the man were a Galilaean; 7  and having learned that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, remitted him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in those days. 8  And when Herod saw Jesus he greatly rejoiced, for he had been a long while desirous of seeing him, because of hearing many things concerning him, and he hoped to see some sign 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 and accused him violently. 11  And Herod with his troops having set him at nought and mocked him, having put a splendid robe upon him, sent him back to Pilate. 12  And Pilate and Herod became friends with one another the same day, for they had been at enmity before between themselves.

Jesus Sentenced to Die

13  And Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14  said to them, Ye have brought to me this man as turning away the people [to rebellion], and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found nothing criminal in this man as to the things of which ye accuse him; 15  nor Herod either, for I remitted you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done by him. 16  Having chastised him therefore, I will release him. 17  ( Now he was obliged to release one for them at the feast.) 18  But they cried out in a mass saying, Away with this [man] and release Barabbas to us; 19  who was one who, for a certain tumult which had taken place in the city, and [for] murder, had been cast into prison. 20  Pilate therefore, desirous to release Jesus, again addressed [them]. 21  But they cried out in reply saying, Crucify, crucify him. 22  And he said the third time to them, What evil then has this [man] done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will chastise him therefore and release him. 23  But they were urgent with loud voices, begging that he might be crucified. And their voices [and those of the chief priests] prevailed. 24  And Pilate adjudged that what they begged should take place. 25  And he released him who, for tumult and murder, had been cast into prison, whom they begged for, and Jesus he delivered up to their will.

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