Luke 23:26-56 New American Standard Bible

The Crucifixion

26  When they led Him away , they seized a man , Simon of Cyrene , coming in from the country , and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus . 27  And following Him was a large crowd of the people , and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. 28  But Jesus turning to them said , "Daughters of Jerusalem , stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children . 29  "For behold , the days are coming when e they will say , ' Blessed are the barren , and the wombs that never bore , and the breasts that never nursed .' 30  "Then they will begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS , 'FALL ON US,' AND TO THE HILLS , 'COVER US.' 31  "For if they do these things when the tree is green , what will happen when it is dry ?"

32  Two others also , who were criminals , were being led away to be put to death with Him. 33  When they came to the place called The Skull , there they crucified Him and the criminals , one on the right and the other on the left . 34  But Jesus was saying , " Father , forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing ." And they cast lots , dividing up His garments among themselves. 35  And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying , "He saved others ; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God , His Chosen One ." 36  The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine 37  and saying , " If You are the King of the Jews , save Yourself !" 38  Now there was also an inscription above Him, " THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS . 39  One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying , "Are You not the Christ ? Save Yourself and us!" 40  But the other answered , and rebuking him said , "Do you not even fear God , since you are under the same sentence of condemnation ? 41  "And we indeed are suffering justly , for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds e ; but this man has done nothing wrong ." 42  And he was saying , "Jesus , remember me when You come in Your kingdom !" 43  And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise ."

44  It was now about the sixth hour , and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour , 45  because the sun was obscured ; and the veil of the temple was torn in two . 46  And Jesus , crying out with a loud voice , said , "Father , INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT ." Having said this , He breathed His last . 47  Now when the centurion saw what had happened , he began praising God , saying , "Certainly this man was innocent ." 48  And all the crowds who came together for this spectacle , when they observed what had happened , began to return , beating their breasts . 49  And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee were standing at a distance , seeing these things .

The Burial of Jesus

50  And a man named Joseph , who was a member of the Council , a good and righteous man 51  (he had not consented to their plan and action ), a man from Arimathea , a city of the Jews , who was waiting 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 cut into the rock , where no one had ever lain . 54  It was the preparation day , and the Sabbath was about to begin . 55  Now the women who had come with Him out of Galilee followed , and saw the tomb and how His body was laid . 56  Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes . And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment .

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