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Luke 23-24 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

23 And the whole multitude of them arose and led Him unto Pilate.

And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow perverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king.”

And Pilate asked Him, saying, “Art thou the king of the Jews?” And He answered him and said, “Thou sayest it.”

Then said Pilate to the chief priests and the people, “I find no fault in this man.”

And they became the more fierce, saying, “He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place.”

When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the Man were a Galilean.

And as soon as he learned that He belonged unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

And when Herod saw Jesus he was exceedingly glad, for he had been desirous to see Him for a long time, because 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 nothing.

10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him.

11 And Herod, with his men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him again to Pilate.

12 And on the same day, Pilate and Herod were made friends together, for before that there was enmity between them.

13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

14 said unto them, “Ye have brought this man unto me as one who perverteth the people. And behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man concerning those things whereof ye accuse him.

15 No, nor yet Herod; for I sent you to him, and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.

16 I will therefore chastise him and release him.”

17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the Feast.)

18 And they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas”

19 (who had been cast into prison for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder).

20 Pilate therefore, desiring to release Jesus, spoke again to them.

21 But they cried, saying, “Crucify him, crucify him!”

22 And he said unto them the third time, “Why? What evil hath he done? I have found no cause for death in him. I will therefore chastise him and let him go.”

23 But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that He might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

25 And he released unto them the one who for sedition and murder had been cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

26 And as they led Him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

27 And there followed Him a great company of people, and of women who also bewailed and lamented Him.

28 But Jesus, turning unto them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

29 For behold, the days are coming in which they shall say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore and the breasts which never gave 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 a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”

32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death.

33 And when they had come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left.

34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they parted His raiment and cast lots.

35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers who were also with them derided Him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he be Christ, the chosen of God.”

36 And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him and offering Him vinegar

37 and saying, “If thou art the king of the Jews, save thyself.”

38 And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew: This Is The King Of The Jews.

39 And one of the malefactors who was hanged railed against Him, saying, “If thou be Christ, save thyself and us!”

40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, “Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art under the same condemnation?

41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds. But this Man hath done nothing amiss.”

42 And he said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.”

43 And Jesus said unto him, “Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise.”

44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.” And having said thus, He gave up the ghost.

47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorifed God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous man!”

48 And all the people who came together to that sight, beholding the things which had been done, smote their breasts and returned.

49 And all His acquaintances and the women who had followed Him from Galilee stood afar off, beholding these things.

50 And behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, and he was a good man and a just.

51 (The same had not consented to their counsel and deed.) He was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself also waited for the Kingdom of God.

52 This man went unto Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.

53 And he took it down and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

54 And that day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.

55 And the women also, who came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher and how His body was laid.

56 And they returned and prepared spices and ointments, and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.

24 Now upon the first day of the week very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared; and certain others were with them.

And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.

And they entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.

And as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, “Why seek ye the living among the dead?

He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke unto you when He was yet in Galilee,

saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”

And they remembered His words,

and returned from the sepulcher and told all these things unto the eleven and to all the rest.

10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and other women who were with them, who told these things unto the apostles.

11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

12 Then arose Peter and ran unto the sepulcher; and stooping down, he beheld the linen cloths laid by themselves. And he departed, wondering to himself at that which had come to pass.

13 And behold, two of them were going that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about seven miles.

14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

15 And it came to pass that while they communed and reasoned together, Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.

16 But their eyes were held, that they should not know Him.

17 And He said unto them, “What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk and are sad?”

18 And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto Him, “Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which have come to pass there in these days?”

19 And He said unto them, “What things?” And they said unto Him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people;

20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death and have crucified Him.

21 But we trusted that it had been He who should have redeemed Israel. And besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done.

22 Yea, and certain women also of our company, who were early at the sepulcher, made us astonished.

23 And when they found not His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive.

24 And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulcher and found it even so as the women had said, but Him they saw not.”

25 Then He said unto them, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?”

27 And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

28 And they drew nigh unto the village whither they were going, and He made as though He would have gone further.

29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent.” And He went in to tarry with them.

30 And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, He took bread and blessed it, and broke and gave it to them.

31 And their eyes were opened and they knew Him. And He vanished out of their sight.

32 And they said to one another, “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the way and while He opened to us the Scriptures?”

33 And they rose up that same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,

34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed and hath appeared to Simon!”

35 And they told what things were done on the way, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.

36 And as they thus spoke, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them and said unto them, “Peace be unto you.”

37 But they were terrified and afraid, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

38 And He said unto them, “Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me to have.”

40 And when He had thus spoken, He showed them His hands and His feet.

41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, He said unto them, “Have ye here any meat?”

42 And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb.

43 And He took it and ate before them.

44 And He said unto them, “These are the words which I spoke unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and in the Prophets and in the Psalms concerning Me.”

45 Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures,

46 and said unto them, “Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,

47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

49 And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high.”

50 And He led them out as far as to Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.

51 And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them and carried up into Heaven.

52 And they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

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