And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were 1mourning and lamenting for him.
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But turning to them Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
For behold, 2the days are coming when they will say, 3'Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
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4Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.'
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For 5if they do these things when 6the wood is green, what will happen 7when it is dry?"
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8Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.
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9And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, 10one on his right and one on his left.
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And Jesus said, "Father, 11forgive them, 12for they know not what they do." And they cast lots 13to divide his garments.
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And 14the people stood by, watching, 15but 16the rulers 17scoffed at him, saying, 18"He saved others; 19let him save himself, 20if he is 21the Christ of God, 22his Chosen One!"
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The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and 23offering him sour wine
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and saying, 24"If you are 25the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
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26There was also an inscription over him,"This is 27the King of the Jews.
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28One of the criminals who were hanged 29railed at him, saying, "Are you not 30the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
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But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
And he said, "Jesus, remember me 31when you come into your kingdom."
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And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in 32Paradise."
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33It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
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while the sun's light failed. And 34the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
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Then Jesus, 35calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, 36into your hands I 37commit my spirit!" And having said this 38he breathed his last.
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Now 39when the centurion saw what had taken place, 40he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
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And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home 41beating their breasts.
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And all 42his acquaintances and 43the women who had followed him from Galilee 44stood at a distance watching these things.
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45Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man,
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who had not consented to their decision and action; and he 46was looking for the kingdom of God.
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This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and 47laid him in a tomb cut in stone, 48where no one had ever yet been laid.
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It was the day of 49Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.
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50The women 51who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid.
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Then they returned and 52prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested 53according to the commandment.
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