Luke 23 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the whole group got up and led Jesus off to Pilate. 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 They began to bring charges against Jesus. They said, "We have found this man misleading our people. He is against paying taxes to Caesar. And he claims to be Christ, a king." 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king."
3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes. It is just as you say," Jesus replied. 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
4 Then Pilate spoke to the chief priests and the crowd. He announced, "I find no basis for a charge against this man. 4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."#cr
5 But they kept it up. They said, "His teaching stirs up the people all over Judea. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here." 5 But they insisted, "He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here."
6 When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man was from Galilee. 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 He learned that Jesus was from Herod's area of authority. So Pilate sent Jesus to Herod. At that time Herod was also in Jerusalem. 7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very pleased. He had been wanting to see Jesus for a long time. He had heard much about him. He hoped to see Jesus do a miracle. 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform some miracle.
9 Herod asked him many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there. With loud shouts they brought charges against him. 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
11 Herod and his soldiers laughed at him and made fun of him. They dressed him in a beautiful robe. Then they sent him back to Pilate. 11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.
12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends. Before this time they had been enemies. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.
13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people. 13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 He said to them, "You brought me this man. You said he was turning the people against the authorities. I have questioned him in front of you. I have found no basis for your charges against him 14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.
15 Herod hasn't either. So he sent Jesus back to us. As you can see, Jesus has done nothing that is worthy of death. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 So I will just have him whipped and let him go." 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. "
18 With one voice the crowd cried out, "Kill this man! Give Barabbas to us!" 18 With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
19 Barabbas had been thrown into prison. He had taken part in a struggle in the city against the authorities. He had also committed murder 19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.
20 Pilate wanted to let Jesus go. So he made an appeal to the crowd again. 20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
21 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him! 21 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!
22 Pilate spoke to them for the third time. "Why?" he asked. "What wrong has this man done? I have found no reason to have him put to death. So I will just have him whipped and let him go." 22 For the third time he spoke to them: "Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him."
23 But with loud shouts they kept calling for Jesus to be crucified. The people's shouts won out. 23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
24 So Pilate decided to give them what they wanted. 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
25 He set free the man they asked for. The man had been thrown in prison for murder and for fighting against the authorities. Pilate gave Jesus over to them so they could carry out their plans. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
26 As they led Jesus away, they took hold of Simon. Simon was from Cyrene. He was on his way in from the country. They put a wooden cross on his shoulders. Then they made him carry it behind Jesus. 26 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
27 A large number of people followed Jesus. Some were women whose hearts were filled with sorrow. They cried loudly because of him. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
28 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not cry for me. Cry for yourselves and for your children. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
29 The time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the women who can't have children! Blessed are those who never gave birth or nursed babies!' 29 For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
30 It is written, " 'The people will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" They'll say to the hills, "Cover us!" ' #1(Hosea 10:8)#2 30 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
31 People do these things when trees are green. So what will happen when trees are dry?" 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32 Two other men were also led out with Jesus to be killed. Both of them had broken the law. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
33 The soldiers brought them to the place called The Skull. There they nailed Jesus to the cross. He hung between the two criminals. One was on his right and one was on his left. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals--one on his right, the other on his left.
34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them. They don't know what they are doing." The soldiers divided up his clothes by casting lots. 34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 The people stood there watching. The rulers even made fun of Jesus. They said, "He saved others. Let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One." 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."
36 The soldiers also came up and poked fun at him. They offered him wine vinegar 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
37 They said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself." 37 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
38 A written sign had been placed above him. It read, this is the king of the jews 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals hanging there made fun of Jesus. He said, "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself! Save us!" 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40 But the other criminal scolded him. "Don't you have any respect for God?" he said. "Remember, you are under the same sentence of death. 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
41 We are being punished fairly. We are getting just what our actions call for. But this man hasn't done anything wrong." 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
43 Jesus answered him, "What I'm about to tell you is true. Today you will be with me in paradise." 43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
44 It was now about noon. The whole land was covered with darkness until three o'clock. 44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 The sun had stopped shining. The temple curtain was torn in two. 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46 Jesus called out in a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my very life." After he said this, he took his last breath. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 The Roman commander saw what had happened. He praised God and said, "Jesus was surely a man who did what was right." 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
48 The people had gathered to watch that sight. When they saw what happened, they beat their chests and went away. 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.
49 But all those who knew Jesus stood not very far away, watching those things. They included the women who had followed him from Galilee. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 A man named Joseph was a member of the Jewish Council. He was a good and honest man. 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
51 He had not agreed with what the leaders had decided and done. He was from Arimathea, a town in Judea. He was waiting for God's kingdom. 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.
52 Joseph went to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
53 He took it down and wrapped it in linen cloth. Then he put it in a tomb cut in the rock. No one had ever been buried there. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
54 It was Preparation Day. The Sabbath was about to begin. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph. They saw the tomb and how Jesus' body was placed in it. 55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
56 Then they went home. There they prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath day in order to obey the Law. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.