Luke 23:26-56 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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26 As they led Jesus away, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country just then, was forced to follow Jesus and carry his cross. 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 Great crowds trailed along behind, including many grief-stricken women. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
28 But Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, don't weep for me, but weep 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 For the days are coming when they will say, 'Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.' 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 People will beg the mountains to fall on them and the hills to bury them. 30 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '
31 For if these things are done when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry? " 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32 Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
33 Finally, they came to a place called The Skull. All three were crucified there -- Jesus on the center cross, and the two criminals on either side. 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 these people, because they don't know what they are doing." And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. 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 crowd watched, and the leaders laughed and scoffed. "He saved others," they said, "let him save himself if he is really God's Chosen One, the Messiah." 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 mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
37 They called out to him, "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 signboard was nailed to the cross above him with these words: "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 beside him scoffed, "So you're the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself -- and us, too, while you're at it!" 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 protested, "Don't you fear God even when you are dying? 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
41 We deserve to die for our evil deeds, 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 And Jesus replied, "I assure you, 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 By this time it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land 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 light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the thick veil hanging in the Temple was torn apart. 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46 Then Jesus shouted, "Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!" And with those words he breathed his last. 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 When the captain of the Roman soldiers handling the executions saw what had happened, he praised God and said, "Surely this man was innocent. " 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
48 And when the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw all that had happened, they went home in deep sorrow. 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 Jesus' friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council, 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
51 but he had not agreed with the decision and actions of the other religious leaders. He was from the town of Arimathea in Judea, and he had been waiting for the Kingdom of God to come. 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 He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
53 Then he took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock. 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 This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation for the Sabbath. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where they placed his body. 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 and prepared spices and ointments to embalm him. But by the time they were finished it was the Sabbath, so they rested all that day as required by the law. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.