Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate(A)

23 Then (B)the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to (C)Pilate. And they began to (D)accuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow (E)perverting [a]the nation, and (F)forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying (G)that He Himself is Christ, a King.”

(H)Then Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

He answered him and said, It is as you say.”

So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, (I)“I find no fault in this Man.”

But they were the more fierce, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from (J)Galilee to this place.”

Jesus Faces Herod

When Pilate heard [b]of Galilee, he asked if the Man were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that He belonged to (K)Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time. Now when Herod saw Jesus, (L)he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because (M)he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him. Then he questioned Him with many words, but He answered him (N)nothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. 11 (O)Then Herod, with his [c]men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. 12 That very day (P)Pilate and Herod became friends with each other, for previously they had been at enmity with each other.

Taking the Place of Barabbas(Q)

13 (R)Then Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, 14 said to them, (S)“You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, (T)having examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him; 15 no, neither did Herod, for [d]I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him. 16 (U)I will therefore chastise Him and release Him 17 (V)(for[e] it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).

18 And (W)they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 who had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made in the city, and for murder.

20 Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them. 21 But they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”

22 Then he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go.”

23 But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men [f]and of the chief priests prevailed. 24 So (X)Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested. 25 (Y)And he released [g]to them the one they requested, who for rebellion and murder had been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

The King on a Cross(Z)

26 (AA)Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.

27 And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. 28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 (AB)For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!’ 30 Then they will begin (AC)‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’ 31 (AD)For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?”

32 (AE)There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. 33 And (AF)when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34 [h]Then Jesus said, “Father, (AG)forgive them, for (AH)they do not know what they do.”

And (AI)they divided His garments and cast lots. 35 And (AJ)the people stood looking on. But even the (AK)rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”

36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him (AL)sour wine, 37 and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.”

38 (AM)And an inscription also was [i]written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew:


39 (AN)Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, [j]“If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”

40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done (AO)nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said [k]to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in (AP)Paradise.”

Jesus Dies on the Cross(AQ)

44 (AR)Now it [l]was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was [m]darkened, and (AS)the veil of the temple was torn in [n]two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, (AT)‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ (AU)Having said this, He breathed His last.

47 (AV)So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”

48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. 49 (AW)But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb(AX)

50 (AY)Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man. 51 He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, (AZ)who[o] himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 (BA)Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before. 54 That day was (BB)the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.

55 And the women (BC)who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and (BD)they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. 56 Then they returned and (BE)prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath (BF)according to the commandment.

He Is Risen(BG)

24 Now (BH)on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, [p]and certain other women with them, came to the tomb (BI)bringing the spices which they had prepared. (BJ)But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. (BK)Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were [q]greatly perplexed about this, that (BL)behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! (BM)Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be (BN)delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’

And (BO)they remembered His words. (BP)Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, (BQ)Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11 (BR)And their words seemed to them like [r]idle tales, and they did not believe them. 12 (BS)But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths [s]lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

The Road to Emmaus(BT)

13 (BU)Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was [t]seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that (BV)Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. 16 But (BW)their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.

17 And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you [u]walk and are sad?”

18 Then the one (BX)whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?”

19 And He said to them, “What things?”

So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, (BY)who was a Prophet (BZ)mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 (CA)and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping (CB)that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. 22 Yes, and (CC)certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. 23 When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. 24 And (CD)certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”

25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 (CE)Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His (CF)glory?” 27 And beginning at (CG)Moses and (CH)all the Prophets, He [v]expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

The Disciples’ Eyes Opened

28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and (CI)He [w]indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But (CJ)they constrained Him, saying, (CK)“Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.

30 Now it came to pass, as (CL)He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.

32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and (CM)has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was [x]known to them in the breaking of bread.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples(CN)

36 (CO)Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen (CP)a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. (CQ)Handle Me and see, for a (CR)spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”

40 [y]When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But while they still did not believe (CS)for joy, and marveled, He said to them, (CT)“Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish [z]and some honeycomb. 43 (CU)And He took it and ate in their presence.

The Scriptures Opened

44 Then He said to them, (CV)“These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 And (CW)He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.

46 Then He said to them, (CX)“Thus it is written, [aa]and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and (CY)remission of sins should be preached in His name (CZ)to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And (DA)you are witnesses of these things. 49 (DB)Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city [ab]of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

The Ascension(DC)

50 And He led them out (DD)as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 (DE)Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 (DF)And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually (DG)in the temple [ac]praising and blessing God. [ad]Amen.


  1. Luke 23:2 NU our
  2. Luke 23:6 NU omits of Galilee
  3. Luke 23:11 troops
  4. Luke 23:15 NU he sent Him back to us
  5. Luke 23:17 NU omits v. 17.
  6. Luke 23:23 NU omits and of the chief priests
  7. Luke 23:25 NU, M omit to them
  8. Luke 23:34 NU brackets the first sentence as a later addition.
  9. Luke 23:38 NU omits written and in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew
  10. Luke 23:39 NU Are You not the Christ? Save
  11. Luke 23:42 NU “Jesus, remember me
  12. Luke 23:44 NU adds already
  13. Luke 23:45 NU obscured
  14. Luke 23:45 the middle
  15. Luke 23:51 NU who was waiting
  16. Luke 24:1 NU omits and certain other women with them
  17. Luke 24:4 NU omits greatly
  18. Luke 24:11 nonsense
  19. Luke 24:12 NU omits lying
  20. Luke 24:13 Lit. 60 stadia
  21. Luke 24:17 NU walk? And they stood still, looking sad.
  22. Luke 24:27 explained
  23. Luke 24:28 acted as if
  24. Luke 24:35 recognized
  25. Luke 24:40 Some printed New Testaments omit v. 40. It is found in nearly all Gr. mss.
  26. Luke 24:42 NU omits and some honeycomb
  27. Luke 24:46 NU that the Christ should suffer and rise
  28. Luke 24:49 NU omits of Jerusalem
  29. Luke 24:53 NU omits praising and
  30. Luke 24:53 NU omits Amen.

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