23:1 Then the whole company of them arose, and brought him before Pilate.
23:1 Then the assembly rose as a body and brought Jesus before Pilate.

23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king."
23:2 They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the emperor, and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king."

23:3 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."
23:3 Then Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He answered, "You say so."

23:4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, "I find no crime in this man."
23:4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no basis for an accusation against this man."

23:5 But they were urgent, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place."
23:5 But they were insistent and said, "He stirs up the people by teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where he began even to this place."

23:6 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
23:6 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

23:7 And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.
23:7 And when he learned that he was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him off to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.

23:8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him.
23:8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had been wanting to see him for a long time, because he had heard about him and was hoping to see him perform some sign.

23:9 So he questioned him at some length; but he made no answer.
23:9 He questioned him at some length, but Jesus gave him no answer.

23:10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him.
23:10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him.

23:11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then, arraying him in gorgeous apparel, he sent him back to Pilate.
23:11 Even Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then he put an elegant robe on him, and sent him back to Pilate.

23:12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.
23:12 That same day Herod and Pilate became friends with each other; before this they had been enemies.

23:13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
23:13 Pilate then called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people,

23:14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him;
23:14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and here I have examined him in your presence and have not found this man guilty of any of your charges against him.

23:15 neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Behold, nothing deserving death has been done by him;
23:15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us. Indeed, he has done nothing to deserve death.

23:16 I will therefore chastise him and release him."
23:16 I will therefore have him flogged and release him."

23:17 (Now he was obliged to release one man to them at the festival.)
23:17

23:18 But they all cried out together, "Away with this man, and release to us Barab'bas" --
23:18 Then they all shouted out together, "Away with this fellow! Release Barabbas for us!"

23:19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder.
23:19 (This was a man who had been put in prison for an insurrection that had taken place in the city, and for murder.)

23:20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus;
23:20 Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again;

23:21 but they shouted out, "Crucify, crucify him!"
23:21 but they kept shouting, "Crucify, crucify him!"

23:22 A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise him and release him."
23:22 A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no ground for the sentence of death; I will therefore have him flogged and then release him."

23:23 But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
23:23 But they kept urgently demanding with loud shouts that he should be crucified; and their voices prevailed.

23:24 So Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be granted.
23:24 So Pilate gave his verdict that their demand should be granted.

23:25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
23:25 He released the man they asked for, the one who had been put in prison for insurrection and murder, and he handed Jesus over as they wished.

23:26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyre'ne, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.
23:26 As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.

23:27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him.
23:27 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him.

23:28 But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
23:28 But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

23:29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, `Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!'
23:29 For the days are surely coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'

23:30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, `Fall on us'; and to the hills, `Cover us.'
23:30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us'; and to the hills, 'Cover us.'

23:31 For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
23:31 For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

23:32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.
23:32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.

23:33 And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.
23:33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.

23:34 And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments.
23:34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots to divide his clothing.

23:35 And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!"
23:35 And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!"

23:36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him vinegar,
23:36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine,

23:37 and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
23:37 and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"

23:38 There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."
23:38 There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."

23:39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
23:39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!"

23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

23:41 And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
23:41 And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."

23:42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
23:42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

23:43 And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
23:43 He replied, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

23:44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
23:44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,

23:45 while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
23:45 while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.

23:46 Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.
23:46 Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Having said this, he breathed his last.

23:47 Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, and said, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
23:47 When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, "Certainly this man was innocent."

23:48 And all the multitudes who assembled to see the sight, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.
23:48 And when all the crowds who had gathered there for this spectacle saw what had taken place, they returned home, beating their breasts.

23:49 And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance and saw these things.
23:49 But all his acquaintances, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

23:50 Now there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathe'a. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man,
23:50 Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council,

23:51 who had not consented to their purpose and deed, and he was looking for the kingdom of God.
23:51 had not agreed to their plan and action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God.

23:52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
23:52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

23:53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud, and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb, where no one had ever yet been laid.
23:53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid.

23:54 It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.
23:54 It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.

23:55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid;
23:55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid.

23:56 then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
23:56 Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.