Luke Chapter 23

Luke 23

1And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.

2And 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.

3And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

4Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.

5And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.

6When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

7And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

8And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

9Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.

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

11And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

12And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

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

14Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:

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

16I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

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

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

19(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

20Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.

21But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.

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

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

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

25And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

26And 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.

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

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

29For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

31For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

32And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

33And when they were 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.

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

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

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

37And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

38And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

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

41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

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

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

46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

47Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

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

49And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

50And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:

51(The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

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

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

54And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

55And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

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

16 thoughts on “Luke Chapter 23

  1. V39 NIV “One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” v40 “But the other criminal rebuked him. “Dont you fear God,” He said “since you are under the same sentence? 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. 43″Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”
    Attitude matters!
    One was saved and the other was lost. All because of attitude.
    I don’t want my attitude to keep me from the right position with Jesus.
    I want to be saved!

  2. I am so thankful that Jesus died for me. Everyday I thank Him for that,and what He has done for me. If He didn’t do anything else for me;He’s already done so much. I love Him!

  3. UNLIMITED ACCESS

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

    The death of Jesus on the Cross made s much available to man. We recognize most often and rightly so the fact of the atonement of sin on the Cross; because of his precious blood we have forgiveness of sin. Without this promise we are all doomed to judgement for our sinful thoughts, words and actions. This in itself is enough to thank GOD forever.

    Verse 45 presents to us as believers the opportunity to personally approach GOD in a way that was not possible prior to his death. The veil in the Temple was set in place for the High Priest to approach in the Holy Place to come before GOD. Now that veil is rent or torn open by the death of JESUS means that you and I can approach GOD at any moment for as long as we desire to remeain in HIS presence.

    BE Church
    BE with the KING

  4. 39And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

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

    41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

    42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

    43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

    One of the men wanted Jesus to only rescue them in the physical but the other man saw who Jesus was. He understood he must pay for his sins and all he asked Jesus to do was to remember him when he went to heaven; Jesus told him he would see paradise that day.

  5. FATHER FORGIVE THEM
    This prayer for his murderers is reported only by Luke. it was said after he was nalied to the cross.what love in a prayer right out of the depth of his physical suffering.
    THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
    Know not that they reject and slay their own Messiah they doom their city and nation to desteuction. He made intercession for transgressors.

  6. Guilty of nothing, no fault could be found,
    Yet, without a word He was led like a Lamb
    To the slaughter and opened not His mouth.
    Lord, help me, to keep my tongue in check, and
    my attitude right when falsely accused, or I am
    just being ridiculed for my Doctrine/Foundational
    stand for holiness and righteousness.
    Help me to say, Father forgive them, for they
    know not what they do!

  7. Jesus said”Weep not for me but for yourselves and your children., in verse28.In verse 31 he also says “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry”.Are we preparing ourseleves for the dry season when only our faith will survive? Can we do without eating out in restaurants. I-pads and laptops may be Satans newsest attempt to corrupt.Have you stopped watching tv? You do good. But a computer could be just as evil{actually even more} God was blessing the Jewish people in green times.But they were not preparing there spiritual house for dry times. Many Christians will fall when they lose cellphones ,laptops 65% of there food supply.and tv.And when the Government fails{not if but when!] No more free lunches at the school No more buses to ride.We need to prepare ourselves for dry times. I am talking to myself but am just sharing. Should I go on? Ye shall be Holy unto me as I the Lord am Holy! Leviticus20:26

  8. 25And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

    It stood out that the Word of God says “he delivered Jesus to their will.” It was a reminder how important it is to pray the “will” of God. The will of the flesh will crucify Christ. Christ was without fault; blameless yet mans actions crucify him daily. So, today will my actions crucify Him or show this world that He lives through me? I will BE Church and let Christ live!

  9. One of the malefactors said to Jesus if you are the Christ get us down from here, while the other asked for mercy.

    Position causes the one man to have paradise while the other doom.

  10. Proverbs 29:23-24 “23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. 24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.”

    Before their sin was pride, and in their fall the two thieves hung in shame upon the cross. Yet one turned in humility and his heart rejected partnership with the other thief, finding a place of repentance as evidenced by his disapproving answer to the other’s mocking words. He gave up the hatred and reached for Love, Who in turn received him in such a beautiful display of mercy and grace. Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom before we turn to Jesus, yet there He is waiting for us, ready to extend mercy and grace if we would just turn to Him with repentant hearts in humility.

  11. 45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

    46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

    We don’t have to count on high priests to take our prayers, and petitions to God for answers. In the O.T. there had to be a veil between the most holy place and the high priest, it is ripped here and now we can come to Jesus by ourselves! History has shown that kings, priests and leaders had lead Jesus’ people astray, now he is fulfilling the scriptures by vs. 45 by becomming our shepard.

    We can come to him about any situation! …but are we praying for the will of God? or our will? Careful what we ask for cause we just might get it. The Isrealites wanted a king and they got it, but God wanted to be their shepard and kings. They got what they wanted but it wasn’t what they needed. Thank you Jesus for dying in order to forgive our sins, we have all sinned and fallen short to the glory of God. Solomon though noble, asked for wisdom but was it wise to have married so many women that lead him astray from the Lord? Either way God knows, tests, and examines our heart.

    Thank you Jesus for your gift of the Holy Ghost. Let is live in your will and allow us to see what your Spirit desires.
    Romans 8:5 but those who live in accordance of the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

  12. This chapter illustrates betrayal and obedience. Jesus was betrayed by supposed good people, leaders, etc. he was chosen to be crucified over a murderer, why? Because he (God/Jesus) was obedient to his own Word, how much more should not we be then. We all have faults, shortcomings and sin therefore we all need Jesus, we must Be-Church to all including each other, we must pray, encourage and help each other and all that will allow, Pastor cannot do it himself. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  13. 42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

    43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

    Does God remember who you are?…we shouldn’t be a stranger to him

  14. In the beginning part of the chapter it show’s you how much God can forgive and cares. He gave his Life for us, even when some mocked and we’re rude beyond what what we can imagine. But through all of the pain and probably heart break from us He still forgave us. That is True Love. So think before you critisize or judge……forgiving is better than dealing with so much hatred or drama or if it gets to far to ware your spirit suffers.

  15. Pilate and Herod “passed the Buck” on the sentencing of Jesus. Do we also “pass the buck” about our duties in the Kingdom, saying I’ll let someone else do it. we should be bold and take our stand. If we do not stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.

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