Luke 23:26-56 American Standard Version

The Crucifixion

26  And when they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after Jesus. 27  And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. 28  But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29  For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck. 30  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 31  For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

32  And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33  And when they came unto the place which is called The skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34  And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And parting his garments among them, they cast lots. 35  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also scoffed at him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, his chosen. 36  And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar, 37  and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. 38  And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39  And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us. 40  But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42  And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom. 43  And he said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.

44  And it was now about the sixth hour, and a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45  the sun's light failing: and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46  And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the ghost. 47  And when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. 48  And all the multitudes that came together to this sight, when they beheld the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts. 49  And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed with him from Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.

The Burial of Jesus

50  And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good and righteous man 51  (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), [a man] of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was looking for the kingdom of God: 52  this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. 53  And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where never man had yet lain. 54  And it was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 55  And the women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and beheld the tomb, and how his body was laid. 56  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

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