23:1 And the whole number of them rose and led him to Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying: We found this man turning our nation away, and forbidding to pay tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king.
3 And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered and said to him: Thou sayest.
4 But Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes: I find no fault in this man.
5 But they were vehement, saying: He excites the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea, even beginning from Galilee, to this place.
6 But Pilate, hearing, inquired if the man were a Galilean;
7 and learning that he was from Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him up to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem in those days.
8 And Herod, when he saw Jesus, was exceeding glad; for he had for a long time desired to see him, because he had heard of him, and hoped to see some sign done by him.
9 And he questioned him with many words; but he answered him nothing.
10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.
11 But Herod also, with his men of war having set him at naught and mocked him, put on him a splendid robe and sent him back to Pilate.
12 And on the same day Herod and Pilate became friends to each other; for before they had been at enmity between themselves.
13 But Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
14 said to them: You have brought to me this man as turning the people away; and behold, I, having examined him in your presence, have found in this man no fault as to the things which you charge against him.
15 No, nor even Herod; for he has sent him back to us; and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by him.
16 I will therefore chastise and release him.
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18 But they cried out all at once, saying: Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas:
19 who for a certain insurrection made in the city and for murder had been cast into prison.
20 Again, however, Pilate called to them, wishing to release Jesus.
21 But they cried against it, saying: Crucify, crucify him.
22 But the third time spoke he to them: Why, what evil has he done? No cause of death have I found in him: I will therefore chastise and release him.
23 But they were urgent with loud cries, demanding that he should be crucified; and their cries prevailed.
24 And Pilate gave sentence that their demand should go into effect.
25 And he released him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they chose; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
26 And as they led him away, laying hold on Simon a certain Cyrenian, as he came from the country, they laid on him the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.
27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women that bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Jesus turned to them and said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me; but weep for yourselves and for your children;
29 for behold, there are coming days in which they shall say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that did not give suck.
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall on us, and to the hills: Cover us;
31 for if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
32 And there were led others also, two evildoers, to be crucified with him.
33 And when they came to the place that is called Skull, there they crucified him and the evildoers, one on the right and the other on the left.
34 But Jesus said: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And dividing his clothing among them, they cast lots.
35 And the people stood looking on; but the rulers scoffed, saying: Others he saved, let him save himself, if he is the Christ, the chosen of God.
36 And the soldiers also derided him, coming to him, offering him vinegar,
37 and saying: If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself.
38 And there was also a superscription over him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 And one of the evildoers that were hanged reviled him: Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us.
40 But the other, answering, rebuked him and said: Dost not even thou fear God, seeing that thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of what we have done; but this man has done nothing amiss.
42 And he said: Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom.
43 And he said to him: Verily I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.
44 And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land till the ninth hour,
45 the sun having failed; and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said: Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired.
47 And the centurion, seeing what had taken place, glorified God, saying: Certainly this man was righteous.
48 And all the multitudes that had come together to that scene, having looked upon the things that were done, returned, smiting their breasts.
49 And all his acquaintance, and women that had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, looking upon these things.
50 And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a counselor, also a good and righteous man,
51 he had not consented to their counsel and deed of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who looked for the kingdom of God:
52 this man came to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus;
53 and having taken it down, he wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher hewed in rock, where no one had yet lain.
54 And it was the day of the preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.
55 And women that had come up with him out of Galilee followed and observed the sepulcher, and how his body was laid;
56 and having returned, they prepared spices and ointments; and they rested indeed on the sabbath, according to the commandment.