Luke 23

Chapter 23

23:7  And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.


See margin ref., (See Scofield "Matthew 14:1") . Also Luke 23:8 Luke 23:11 Luke 23:12 ; Luke 23:15 ; 3:1

23:33  And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

And when

For order of events at the crucifixion, (See Scofield "Matthew 26:20") See Scofield " Matthew 27:33 "

The first note refers to the events of the night preceding; the second, the day of the event.

23:35  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.


Jesus crucified is the true touchstone revealing what the world is: "The people stood beholding" in stolid indifference; the rulers, who wanted religion, but without a divine Christ crucified for their sins, "reviled"; the brutal amongst them mocked or railed; the conscious sinner prayed; the covetous sat down before the cross and played their sordid game. The cross is the judgment of this world. John 12:31

23:42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.


(See Scofield "Matthew 3:2") .

23:43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.


As to "paradise," cf. Luke 16:23 (See Scofield "Luke 16:23") . One thief was saved, that none need despair; but only one, that none should presume.

23:46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

gave up

(See Scofield "Matthew 27:50") .

23:47  Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.


(See Scofield "Romans 10:10") .