Luke Chapter 23

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Luke 23

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

2 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.

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

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

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

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

7 And 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.

8 And 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.

9 Then he questioned with him in 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 set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

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

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 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:

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 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.)

20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake 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 of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.

23 And 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 him that for sedition and murder was 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, which 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 the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps 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 other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

33 And 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.

34 Then said Jesus, 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 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 be 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 which were hanged railed on 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 in 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 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 glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

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

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

50 And, 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.

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 sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

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

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

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

27 thoughts on “Luke Chapter 23

  1. 50 And, 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.
    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 sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
    54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
    55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
    How far would you follow?? Would you stay with the woman or would you have left with Peter after denying Him 3 times?? Would you be Joseph and go claim His body??? We will never know the only thing we do know is that Christ died for our sins and that His BLOOD is powerful to heal. Claim and believe and JESUS still does miracles today.

  2. 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 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:

    Pilate was positive he found no fault in Jesus! I have examined Jesus with the accusations that you bring to me and find no fault in touching those things you accuse him of.
    The enemy thought that by destroying Jesus he would be victorious, but this is the act that caused Jesus to overcome. People were not listening to what Jesus was saying all along:
    Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up again.

    John 2:19

    19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

    The devil played into the plan of God, by rising up against Jesus and causing the people to question the power of Jesus Christ. Never fail, Jesus will prevail over all the works of the enemy and we should get on his side. Where we can be victorious in the day in which we live.
    VICTORY, VICTORY SHALL BE MINE!!!

  3. 12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

    Many times when we are in the will of God, there will be those that don’t understand what we do, or how we live our lives. There will also be times that those we think are for us, are actually talking against us, and gathering others to talk against us, or what God is doing through us. Sometimes even our enemies and those that are enemies with each other, will join forces to try to guilt us into letting up, or giving up, or doing less for the Kingdom of God. But we must not take it personal. Even Jesus was mocked and ridiculed, yet HE opened not His mouth. We must learn to let what the nay sayers have to say go in one ear and out the other and not take root within our minds. Distractions come by what we see and hear. We must guard our hearts and mind from any negativity and keep our focus on JESUS and His will being accomplished in our life.

  4. Herod serves as an example of the superficial man. He herd about Jesus. He All he really wanted to do was to be entertained. But Jesus was silent he does not reveal himself to the curious. But he is always there for the honest searcher. VS 23-8

  5. Carry the Cross

    46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice said, Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit. And having said this, He breathed out His life.
    (Luke 23:46 Wuest)

    21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “ One thing you lack:Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
    (Mark 10:21 NKJV)

    We have a cross. Our cross is not necessarily a physical cross that we must bear. However it must be born.

    The cross that Jesus carried was not the whole cross, but the arm. This is called the patibulum. This was placed on the shoulders of the victim, and then placed upon what is called the stipes.

    Jesus would have carried the Patibulum up the hill only. This weighed approximately 110 lbs. It was laid on his shoulders, and allowed him to be mobile.

    Our cross is not dragged, but laid upon our shoulders. It is reminiscent of the yoke placed on oxen.

    Jesus said 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
    (Matthew 11:28-30 KJVStrongs)

    Our cross is perpetually strapped to our shoulders, and never leaves us. Though it is light it is still there, and still a burden.

    Jesus said carry the cross, the burden. We must never lay the burden down. We must continually carry the weight and pressure that comes with souls needing saved, a world needing reached, and prayers needing prayed.

    However we should still carry it, and work, and labor, and invest, and live, but never forget the cross-beam placed on our shoulders.

  6. THE WORD WAS SILENT

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

    We learn from this passage that mockery nor intimidation will provoke the LORD to speak, understanding the power of HIS own words JESUS kept silent to allow the WORDS that he had already spoken to come to pass. Knowing that anything further he would speak would affect eternity.

    The revelation I receive today is “when the LORD is silent to me, he is permitting time for the WORD he has already spoken to come to pass”. If we press the LORD to speak in a situation it will have eternal implications. We are wise to WATCH and PRAY. SEEK and FIND. KNOCK and WAIT for the OPENIGNG.

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    iPraise
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  7. 23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

    When the people’s flesh prevails.

    The crowd cried out in unity. Their voice was deafening. Although the crucifixion was the will of God we can see the result of the flesh prevailing. Driven by their flesh they pushed to destroy the cause of their pain. When the spoken word of God came forth from Jesus they were filled with condemnation for their acts instead of being moved by conviction to repentance. The word as a two edged sword cut but they reacted in self righteousness instead of responding in humility. The flesh had no desire to change. The flesh was comfortable. When the flesh prevails over the spirit it pushes away holiness and godly values. We need to be careful when our flesh starts screaming against the spirit of God to respond in humility instead of reacting with pride.

  8. 46 And 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.

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

    When the ceturion realized who it really was it was to late, this is why we need to get the word out to world. We need to tell people about God before it is to late. Lord use me to reach my city!!

  9. Thank you for Jesus for dying for us on the cross, to wash away our sins and to heal us of our diseases. You knew what we needed and you cared so deeply for us that you paid the ultimate price so that we can be saved and that we may see you in heaven.

  10. 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

    So many mocked and this man merely questioned, “If You are who You say why not save Yourself and even more save us..?” Little did they all know that He was doing just that! He saved us all from a life of sin and torment; He died so we all may be saved and spend a glorious eternity with Him!

  11. iLove to eat the Word

    50 And, 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.

    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 sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

    The Holy Ghost really moved on people to give sacrificially. Jesus didn’t own anything yet had all things and created all things. There was always someone hearing the voice of God who would provide the need.

  12. The famous one

    8 And 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.

    The world knows who Jesus is now. At least who they have heard he is. People are known by what they do. Jesus to many was a great prophet that healed many and performed many miracles. It is awesome to see miracles and signs and wonders, but are we wanting those things or are we wanting HIM?? To the unbeliever he is famous but to us HE is God. The only way they will know him the way we do is through relationship.
    I am awestruck every time I pray or come in contact with Him because of his works in me.

    Why is Jesus famous?

  13. Accusations will come against true Christians. That’s not the time for us to be fearful. It’s the time for us to stand tall and walk in our Holy Ghost boldness. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

  14. “And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.” One must continually seek God (Jesus) and pray, and heed the man of God. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  15. 12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

    Even on the worst day, Jesus still brought people together. I found it interesting to see that Harod also found no guilt in Jesus. So even in our worst day we must because light for Jesus to those around us. We must be the examples of what and how we should live.

  16. v4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man .

    No one came to HIS defense. Truth is the total absence of fault , and needs no defense .

  17. Accepting your sins

    Luke 23:40-43
    ” But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.””

    The difference between the two theirs. One mocks jesus to save himself. The other accepts that his punishment is just and asks jesus to remember him. The text implies that this thief gets saved. Some evangelicals make a doctrine out of this but their isn’t enough information in this scenario to do so. Just because this their wasn’t baptized doesn’t mean we can disregard mark 16:16 and acts 2:38. We don’t know if he was baptized by John or not or if he participated in the sacrifices. This information isn’t told. The importance is to see that he recognized his fault and asked jesus to remember him. We must do the same today. Thank you God for grace and mercy.

  18. One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!” But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (‭Luke‬ ‭23‬:‭39-43‬ NLT)

    By this illustration it shows how a humble heart can take the worst of situations and bring forth a blessing. A person who had done wrong accepted his wrong doings and admitted them, by owning up to his sins and confessing them to God, the man had prepared himself to be blessed. We need to stop thinking our way is the best way or that we are never wrong. Humble yourself, open your heart to God and you will be rewarded.

  19. 32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

    33 And 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.

    39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on 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 in 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.

    What did he have to lose? Even if Jesus hadn’t been able to take him to paradise, there was no one else that was going to save him, so why not try? We also have nothing to lose; we are born into sin and there is no one else that can save us, so why not trust in Jesus?

  20. Verses 6-7 MSG “When Pilate heard that, he asked, “So, he’s a Galilean?” Realizing that he properly came under Herod’s jurisdiction, he passed the buck to Herod, who just happened to be in Jerusalem for a few days.” Passing the buck seems to be so popular these days. It is always someone else’s fault or someone else’s problem. We have to just take responsibility for our own actions and say “Forgive me Lord”. You can’t blame everybody else for what you have done or what you are doing. Unlike PIlate, stand your ground and make things right!

  21. 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on 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 in 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.

    A repentive heart will produce honesty. Repentance requires of us to be true to ourselves and recognize our state of what punishment we deserve. “For the wage of sin is death”. Out of that honesty, crushing our pride and overcoming our fear, we approach Him with conviction and ask The Lord to “remember” us or better said forgive us Lord know that I am a sinner in need of your cleansing blood. Wash away our iniquity and rebellion. Humbling ourselves before the one before the one who can cast your souls into hell or forgive and allow you into His presence in heaven
    I am humbled by our Lord which loves us so much and offers us such great second chances. All we have to do is humble ourselves and repent and ask us to wash us clean like David said and to create in us a clean heart. A heart because our of it flow the issues of life.
    To God be all the honor and glory

  22. Found no fault !!!! 6. When Pi’-late heard 0f Gal’- I-lee, he asked whether the man were a Gal-I-lae’-an. 7. And as soon as he knew that he Je-ru’-sa-lem at that time. 8. And when Her’-od saw Je’-sus, 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. Matt. 14 : 1 9. Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. 11. And Her’-od with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pi’-late. 12. And the same day Pi’-late and Her’-od were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. 13. And Pi’-late, 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 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: THANK YOU JESUS FOR ARISING !!!!

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  23. Thank You Jesus for dying at the cross for me! God has so merciful with us that we don’t realize it sometimes. He gives us so many chances because He loves us and like Evangelist Mahaney said in his preaching God is a God of second chances. He sees us as the person we’re going to become. All the great things were gonna do for His kingdom! Let’s keep being the salt of this world 🙂

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