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Luke 23

BBE 1 And they all went and took him before Pilate. NIV 1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. BBE 2 And they made statements against him, saying, This man has to our knowledge been teaching our nation to do wrong, and not to make payment of taxes to Caesar, even saying that he himself is Christ, a king. NIV 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." BBE 3 And Pilate said to him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he said in answer, You say so. NIV 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. BBE 4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the people, In my opinion this man has done no wrong NIV 4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man." BBE 5 But they became more violent than before, saying, He has made trouble among the people, teaching through all Judaea from Galilee to this place. NIV 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." BBE 6 But at these words Pilate said, Is the man a Galilaean? NIV 6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean. BBE 7 And when he saw that he was under the authority of Herod, he sent him to Herod, who was in Jerusalem himself at that time. NIV 7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time. BBE 8 Now when Herod saw Jesus he was very glad, having for a long time had a desire to see him, for he had had accounts of him, and was hoping to see some wonders done by him. NIV 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. BBE 9 And he put a great number of questions to him, but he said nothing. NIV 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer. BBE 10 And the chief priests and the scribes were there, making statements against him violently. NIV 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him. BBE 11 And Herod, with the men of his army, put shame on him and made sport of him, and dressing him in shining robes, he sent him back to Pilate. NIV 11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate. BBE 12 And that day Herod and Pilate became friends with one another, for before they had been against one another. NIV 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies. BBE 13 And Pilate sent for the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, NIV 13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, BBE 14 You say that this man has been teaching the people evil things: now I, after going into the question before you, see nothing wrong in this man in connection with the things which you have said against him NIV 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. BBE 15 And Herod is of the same opinion, for he has sent him back to us; for, you see, he has done nothing for which I might put him to death. NIV 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. BBE 16 And so I will give him punishment and let him go. NIV 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. " BBE 17 [] BBE 18 But with loud voices they said all together, Put this man to death, and make Barabbas free. NIV 18 With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!" BBE 19 Now this man was in prison because of an attack against the government in the town, in which there had been loss of life NIV 19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder. BBE 20 And Pilate again said to them that it was his desire to let Jesus go free. NIV 20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. BBE 21 But crying out they said, To the cross with him NIV 21 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him! BBE 22 And he said to them a third time, Why, what evil has he done? I see no reason for putting him to death: I will give him punishment and let him go. NIV 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." BBE 23 But they went on crying out loudly, Let him be put to death on the cross. And they had their way. NIV 23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. BBE 24 And Pilate gave his decision for their desire to be put into effect. NIV 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand. BBE 25 And in answer to their request, he let that man go free who had been in prison for acting against the government and causing death, and Jesus he gave up to their pleasure. NIV 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. BBE 26 And while they were taking him away, they put their hands on Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and made him take the cross after Jesus. NIV 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. BBE 27 And a great band of people went after him, and of women making signs of grief and weeping for him. NIV 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. BBE 28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, let not your weeping be for me, but for yourselves and for your children. NIV 28 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. BBE 29 For the days are coming in which they will say, Happy are those who have had no children, whose bodies have never given birth, whose breasts have never given milk. NIV 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!' BBE 30 And they will say to the mountains, Come down on us, and to the hills, Be a cover over us. NIV 30 Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" ' BBE 31 For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will they do when it is dry? NIV 31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" BBE 32 And two others, evil-doers, were taken with him to be put to death. NIV 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. BBE 33 And when they came to the place which is named Golgotha, they put him on the cross, and the evil-doers, one on the right side, and the other on the left. NIV 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. BBE 34 And Jesus said, Father, let them have forgiveness, for they have no knowledge of what they are doing. And they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance. NIV 34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. BBE 35 And the people were looking on. And the rulers made sport of him, saying, He was a saviour of others; let him do something for himself, if he is the Christ, the man of God's selection. NIV 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." BBE 36 And the men of the army made sport of him, coming to him and giving him bitter wine NIV 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar BBE 37 And saying, If you are the King of the Jews, get yourself free. NIV 37 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself." BBE 38 And these words were put in writing over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS NIV 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews. BBE 39 And one of the evil-doers on the cross, with bitter feeling, said to him, Are you not the Christ? Get yourself and us out of this. NIV 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" BBE 40 But the other, protesting, said, Have you no fear of God? for you have a part in the same punishment, NIV 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? BBE 41 And with reason; for we have the right reward of our acts, but this man has done nothing wrong. NIV 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." BBE 42 And he said, Jesus, keep me in mind when you come in your kingdom. NIV 42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. " BBE 43 And he said to him, Truly I say to you, Today you will be with me in Paradise. NIV 43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." BBE 44 And it was now about the sixth hour; and all the land was dark till the ninth hour; NIV 44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, BBE 45 The light of the sun went out, and the curtain in the Temple was parted in two. NIV 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. BBE 46 And Jesus gave a loud cry and said, Father, into your hands I give my spirit: and when he had said this, he gave up his spirit. NIV 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. BBE 47 And when the captain saw what was done, he gave praise to God, saying, Without doubt this was an upright man. NIV 47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man." BBE 48 And all the people who had come together to see it, when they saw the things which were done, went back again making signs of grief. NIV 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. BBE 49 And all his friends and the women who came with him from Galilee, were waiting at a distance, watching these things. NIV 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things. BBE 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a man of authority and a good and upright man NIV 50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, BBE 51 (He had not given his approval to their decision or their acts), of Arimathaea, a town of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God: NIV 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. BBE 52 This man went to Pilate and made a request for the body of Jesus. NIV 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body. BBE 53 And he took it down, and folding it in a linen cloth, he put it in a place cut in the rock for a dead body; and no one had ever been put in it. NIV 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. BBE 54 Now it was the day of making ready and the Sabbath was coming on. NIV 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. BBE 55 And the women who had come with him from Galilee went after him and saw the place and how his body had been put to rest; NIV 55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. BBE 56 And they went back and got ready spices and perfumes; and on the Sabbath they took their rest, in agreement with the law. NIV 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.