Luka 23 Neno: Bibilia Takatifu (SNT)
23 Wote waliokuwepo katika Baraza wakasimama, wakampeleka Yesu kwa Pilato. 2 Wakafungua mashtaka yao kwa kusema: “Tumem wona huyu mtu akipotosha taifa letu. Yeye anawaambia watu wasi lipe kodi kwa Kaisari na kujiita kuwa yeye ni Kristo, mfalme.” 3 Basi Pilato akamwuliza Yesu, “Wewe ndiye mfalme wa Wayahudi?” Yesu akamjibu, “Ni kama ulivyosema.” 4 Pilato akawaambia maku hani wakuu na watu wote waliokuwapo, “Sioni sababu ya kutosha kumshtaki huyu mtu!” 5 Lakini wao wakakazana kusema, “Anawa chochea watu kwa mafundisho yake katika Yudea yote. Alianzia huko
Yesu Apelekwa Kwa Herode
6 Pilato aliposikia hayo akauliza, ‘Huyu mtu ni Mgalilaya?” 7 Alipofahamu kwamba Yesu alitoka katika mkoa unaotawaliwa na Herode, akampeleka kwa Herode ambaye wakati huo alikuwa Yerus alemu. 8 Herode alifurahi sana kumwona Yesu. Alikuwa amesikia habari zake na kwa muda mrefu akatamani sana kumwona; na pia alitegemea kumwona Yesu akifanya mwujiza. 9 Kwa hiyo akamwuliza Yesu maswali mengi, lakini yeye hakumjibu neno. 10 Wakati huo, makuhani wakuu na walimu wa sheria walikuwepo wakitoa mashtaka yao kwa nguvu sana. 11 Herode na maaskari wake wakamkashifu Yesu na kumzomea. Wakamvika vazi la kifahari, wakamrudisha kwa Pilato. 12 Siku hiyo, Herode na Pilato, ambao kabla ya hapo walikuwa maadui, wakawa marafiki.
Yesu Ahukumiwa Kifo
13 Pilato akawaita makuhani wakuu, viongozi na watu 14 aka waambia, “Mmemleta huyu mtu kwangu mkamshtaki kuwa anataka kuwa potosha watu. Nimemhoji mbele yenu, na sikuona kuwa ana hatia kutokana na mashtaka mliyoleta. 15 Hata Herode hakumwona na kosa lo lote; ndio sababu amemrudisha kwetu. Kama mnavyoona, mtu huyu hakufanya jambo lo lote linalostahili adhabu ya kifo. 16 Kwa hiyo nitaamuru apigwe viboko, kisha nimwachilie.” [ 17 Kwa kawaida, kila sikukuu ya Pasaka ilimlazimu Pilato kuwafungulia mfungwa mmoja].
18 Watu wote wakapiga kelele kwa pamoja, “ Auawe huyo! Tufungulie Baraba!” 19 Baraba alikuwa amefungwa gerezani kwa kuhusika katika fujo na mauaji yaliyotokea mjini. 20 Pilato ali taka sana kumwachilia Yesu kwa hiyo akasema nao tena. 21 Lakini wao wakazidi kupiga kelele, “Msulubishe! Msulubishe!” 22 Kwa mara ya tatu Pilato akasema nao tena, “Amefanya kosa gani huyu mtu? Sioni sababu yo yote ya kutosha kumhukumu adhabu ya kifo. Kwa hiyo nitaamuru apigwe viboko kisha nimwachilie .”
23 Lakini watu wakazidi kupiga kelele kwa nguvu na kusisi tiza kwamba Yesu asulubiwe. Hatimaye, kelele zao zikashinda. 24 Pilato akaamua kutoa hukumu waliyoitaka. 25 Akamwachia huru yule mtu aliyekuwa amefungwa gerezani kwa kuhusika katika fujo na mauaji yaliyotokea mjini; akamkabidhi Yesu mikononi mwao, wamfa nyie watakavyo. Yesu Asulubiwa Msalabani
26 Na walipokuwa wakienda naye, wakamkamata mtu mmoja ait waye Simoni wa Kirene aliyekuwa anatoka mashambani. Wakambebesha msalaba, wakamlazimisha atembee nyuma ya Yesu. 27 Umati mkubwa wa watu wakamfuata Yesu ikiwa ni pamoja na wanawake waliokuwa wakimlilia na kuomboleza. 28 Lakini Yesu akawageukia, akawaam bia, “Enyi akina mama wa Yerusalemu, msinililie mimi bali jilil ieni ninyi wenyewe na watoto wenu. 29 Kwa maana wakati utafika ambapo mtasema, ‘Wamebarikiwa akina mama tasa, ambao hawakuzaa na matiti yao hayakunyonyesha.’ 30 Na watu wataiambia milima, ‘Tuangukieni’ na vilima, ‘Tufunikeni’. 31 Kwa maana kama watu wanafanya mambo haya wakati mti ni mbichi, itakuwaje utakapo kauka?”
32 Wahalifu wengine wawili pia walipelekwa wakasulubiwe pamoja na Yesu. 33 Walipofika mahali paitwapo “Fuvu la kichwa,” wakamsulubisha Yesu hapo pamoja na hao wahalifu; mmoja upande wa kulia na mwingine upande wa kushoto.
34 Yesu akasema, “Baba, uwasamehe, kwa maana hawajui wali tendalo!” Wakagawana nguo zake kwa kupiga kura. 35 Watu wakasi mama pale wakimwangalia. Viongozi wa Wayahudi wakamdhihaki wakisema, “Si aliokoa wengine! Ajiokoe mwenyewe basi, kama kweli yeye ndiye Kristo wa Mungu, Mteule wake.” 36 Askari nao wakam wendea, wakamdhihaki. Wakamletea siki anywe, 37 wakamwambia, “Kama wewe ni mfalme wa Wayahudi, jiokoe tuone.”
38 Na maandishi haya yaliwekwa kwenye msalaba juu ya kichwa chake: “HUYU NDIYE MFALME WA WAYAHUDI.” 39 Mmoja kati ya wale wahalifu waliosulubiwa naye akamtu kana, akasema: “Wewe si ndiye Kristo? Jiokoe na utuokoe na sisi.”
40 Yule mhalifu mwingine akamkemea mwenzake, akisema, “Wewe humwogopi hata Mungu! Wote tumehukumiwa adhabu sawa. 41 Adhabu yetu ni ya haki kwa sababu tunaadhibiwa kwa makosa tuliyofanya. Lakini huyu hakufanya kosa lo lote.” 42 Kisha akasema, “Bwana Yesu unikumbuke utakapoingia katika ufalme wako.” 43 Yesu akam jibu, “Nakuambia kweli, leo hii utakuwa pamoja nami peponi.”
Yesu Afa Msalabani
44 Ilikuwa kama saa sita mchana. Kukawa na giza nchi nzima mpaka saa tisa, 45 kwa maana jua liliacha kutoa nuru. Pazia la Hekalu likapasuka katikati kukawa na vipande viwili. 46 Yesu akapaza sauti akasema, “Baba, mikononi mwako ninaikabidhi roho yangu.” Baada ya kusema haya, akakata roho.
47 Mkuu wa maaskari alipoona yaliyotokea, akamsifu Mungu akasema, “Hakika, mtu huyu alikuwa mwenye haki.” 48 Na watu wote waliokuwa wamekusanyika hapo kushuhudia tukio hilo walipoy aona hayo, walirudi makwao wakijipiga vifua kwa huzuni.
49 Lakini wale wote waliomfahamu, pamoja na wanawake wal iokuwa wamemfuata kutoka Galilaya, walisimama kwa mbali wakiyata zama mambo haya. Yesu Azikwa Kaburini
50 Kulikuwa na mtu mmoja jina lake Yusufu mwenyeji wa mji wa Arimathaya, ambaye alikuwa anautazamia Ufalme wa Mungu. Yeye ali kuwa mjumbe wa Baraza na pia alikuwa mtu mwema na mwenye kuheshi mika. 51 Lakini yeye hakukubaliana na wajumbe wenzake katika uamuzi wao na kitendo cha kumsulubisha Yesu. 52 Basi, Yusufu alikwenda kwa Pilato akaomba apewe mwili wa Yesu. 53 Akaushusha kutoka msalabani, akauzungushia sanda, akauhifadhi katika kaburi lililochongwa kwenye mwamba. Kaburi hilo lilikuwa halijatumika bado. 54 Siku hiyo ilikuwa Ijumaa, Siku ya Maandalizi, na sabato ilikuwa karibu ianze. 55 Wale wanawake waliokuwa wamefuatana na Yesu kutoka Galilaya wakamfuata Yusufu, wakaliona kaburi na jinsi mwili wa Yesu ulivyolazwa humo. 56 Kisha wakarudi nyumbani wakaandaa marashi na manukato ya kuupaka huo mwili. Lakini waka pumzika siku ya sabato kama ilivyoamriwa.
Luke 23 New International Version (NIV)
23 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.”
3 So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
“You have said so,” Jesus replied.
4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.”
5 But they insisted, “He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here.”
6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean. 7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer. 10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him. 11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate. 12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends—before this they had been enemies.
13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. 16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.”  [a]
18 But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!” 19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)
20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. 21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
22 For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.”
23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. 24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
The Crucifixion of Jesus
26 As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then
“‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”
31 For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[c] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[d]”
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
The Death of Jesus
44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[e] When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
The Burial of Jesus
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.