Luke 23:1-25 New American Standard Bible

Jesus before Pilate

23 Then the whole body of them got up and brought Him before Pilate . 2  And they began to accuse Him, saying , "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar , and saying that He Himself is Christ , a King ." 3  So Pilate asked Him, saying , "Are You the King of the Jews ?" And He answered him and said , " It is as you say ." 4  Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds , " I find no guilt in this man . 5  But they kept on insisting , saying , "He stirs up the people , teaching all over Judea , starting from Galilee even as far as this place ."

Jesus before Herod

6  When Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean . 7  And when he learned that He belonged e to Herod's jurisdiction , he sent Him to Herod , who himself also was in Jerusalem at that time . 8  Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus ; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time , because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him. 9  And he questioned Him at some length e ; but He answered him nothing . 10  And the chief priests and the scribes were standing there, accusing Him vehemently . 11  And Herod with his soldiers , after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate . 12  Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day ; for before they had been e enemies with each other .

Jesus Sentenced to Die

13  Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people , 14  and said to them, "You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion , and behold , having examined Him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against Him 15  "No , nor has Herod , for he sent Him back to us; and behold , nothing deserving death has been done by Him. 16  "Therefore I will punish Him and release Him." 17  [Now he was obliged e to release to them at the feast one prisoner.] 18  But they cried out all together , saying , " Away with this man , and release for us Barabbas !" 19  (He was one who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection made in the city , and for murder . 20  Pilate , wanting to release Jesus , addressed them again , 21  but they kept on calling out, saying , "Crucify , crucify Him! 22  And he said to them the third time , "Why , what evil has this man done ? I have found in Him no guilt demanding death ; therefore I will punish Him and release Him." 23  But they were insistent , with loud voices asking that He be crucified . And their voices began to prevail . 24  And Pilate pronounced sentence that their demand be granted . 25  And he released the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder , but he delivered Jesus to their will .

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