Luke 23:26-56 World English Bible

The Crucifixion

26  When they led him away, they grabbed one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it after Jesus. 27  A great multitude of the people followed him, including women who also mourned and lamented him. 28  But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29  For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ 30  Then they will begin to tell the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and tell the hills, ‘Cover us.’ [1] 31  For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?”

32  There were also others, two criminals, led with him to be put to death. 33  When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified him there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. 34  Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”

Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots. 35  The people stood watching. The rulers with them also scoffed 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 to him and offering him vinegar, 37  and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38  An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 39  One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, “If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!” 40  But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Don’t you even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41  And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42  He said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” 43  Jesus said to him, “Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

44  It was now about the sixth hour [2], and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. [3] 45  The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46  Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” Having said this, he breathed his last. 47  When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous man.” 48  All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts. 49  All his acquaintances, and the women who followed with him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

The Burial of Jesus

50  Behold, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man 51  (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was also waiting for the Kingdom of God: 52  this man went to Pilate, and asked for Jesus’ body. 53  He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been laid. 54  It was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near. 55  The women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid. 56  They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.


Footnotes

[1] 23:30 Hosea 10:8

[2] 23:44 Time was counted from sunrise, so the sixth hour was about noon.

[3] 23:44 3:00 PM

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