23:1 And the whole multitude of them rising up, led him to Pilate.
23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he is Christ the king.
23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, said: Thou sayest it.
23:4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the multitudes: I find no cause in this man.
23:5 But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place.
23:6 But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee?
23:7 And when he understood that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was also himself at Jerusalem, in those days.
23:8 And Herod, seeing Jesus, was very glad; for he was desirous of a long time to see him, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to see some sign wrought by him.
23:9 And he questioned him in many words. But he answered him nothing.
23:10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly accusing him.
23:11 And Herod with his army set him at nought, and mocked him, putting on him a white garment, and sent him back to Pilate.
23:12 And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same day; for before they were enemies one to another.
23:13 And Pilate, calling together the chief priests, and the magistrates, and the people,
23:14 Said to them: You have presented unto me this man, as one that perverteth the people; and behold I, having examined him before you, find no cause in this man, in those things wherein you accuse him.
23:15 No, nor Herod neither. For I sent you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done to him.
23:16 I will chastise him therefore, and release him.
23:17 Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast day.
23:18 But the whole multitude together cried out, saying: Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
23:19 Who, for a certain sedition made in the city, and for a murder, was cast into prison.
23:20 And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus.
23:21 But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, crucify him.
23:22 And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will chastise him therefore, and let him go.
23:23 But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified; and their voices prevailed.
23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
23:25 And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition, had been cast into prison, whom they had desired; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country; and they laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus.
23:27 And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented him.
23:28 But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
23:29 For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck.
23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us; and to the hills: Cover us.
23:31 For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?
23:32 And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death.
23:33 And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
23:34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.
23:35 And the people stood beholding, and the rulers with them derided him, saying: He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God.
23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
23:37 And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
23:38 And there was also a superscription written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
23:39 And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
23:40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation?
23:41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done no evil.
23:42 And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom.
23:43 And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.
23:44 And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
23:46 And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.
23:47 Now the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying: Indeed this was a just man.
23:48 And all the multitude of them that were come together to that sight, and saw the things that were done, returned striking their breasts.
23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that had followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
23:50 And behold there was a man named Joseph, who was a counsellor, a good and just man,
23:51 (The same had not consented to their counsel and doings;) of Arimathea, a city of Judea; who also himself looked for the kingdom of God.
23:52 This man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
23:53 And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had been laid.
23:54 And it was the day of the Parasceve, and the sabbath drew on.
23:55 And the women that were come with him from Galilee, following after, saw the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
23:56 And returning, they prepared spices and ointments; and on the sabbath day they rested, according to the commandment.
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