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Luke 23:1Luke 23:25


2. By the Roman Rulers

1 And the entire multitude of them rose up and aled Him before 1Pilate.

2 And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this man 1perverting our nation and forbidding people to apay taxes to bCaesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a cKing.

3 And Pilate aasked Him, saying, Are You the bKing of the Jews? And answering him, He said, 1It is as you csay.

4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, I find ano fault in this man.

5 But they were vehement, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea, beginning from 1aGalilee even to 1this place.

6 And when Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a aGalilean.

7 And when he realized that He was of aHerod's jurisdiction, he sent Him up to Herod, who also himself was in Jerusalem in those days.

8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he rejoiced greatly, for he had wanted to asee Him for a considerable time, because he had bheard about Him, and was hoping to see some csign done by Him.

9 And he questioned Him with 1many words, but He answered him 2nothing.

10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing Him.

11 And Herod with his soldiers, having adespised Him and bmocked Him, cthrew around Him splendid clothing and sent Him back to Pilate.

12 And both aHerod and Pilate became friends with one another on that very day, for they had previously been at enmity toward each other.

13 And Pilate, calling together the chief priests and the arulers and the people,

14 Said to them, You have brought this man to me as one who 1aturns the people away, and behold, I have examined Him before you and found bno fault in this man regarding the accusations you bring against Him.

15 No, neither has Herod, for he sent Him back to us, and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by Him.

16 I will therefore adiscipline Him and brelease Him.

17 1aNow he was obliged to release to them one prisoner at the feast.

18 But they cried out all together, saying, Take this man aaway and brelease to us Barabbas.

19 He was one who, for a certain ainsurrection that occurred in the city and for murder, had been thrown into the prison.

20 But Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again;

21 But they continued to shout, saying, Crucify, crucify Him!

22 But he said to them a third time, Why, what evil has this man adone? I have found bno cause of death in Him; I will therefore cdiscipline Him and release Him.

23 But they pressed him with loud voices, asking that He be 1acrucified, and their voices prevailed.

24 And Pilate 1gave sentence that their request be carried out,

25 And he released him who had been thrown into prison for ainsurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he bdelivered up to their will.