Bible: Luke 23:32-56

23:32 Two other criminals 1  were also led away to be executed with him. 23:33 So 2  when they came to the place that is called “The Skull,” 3  they crucified 4  him there, along with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 23:34 [But Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”] 5  Then 6  they threw dice 7  to divide his clothes. 8  23:35 The people also stood there watching, but the rulers ridiculed 9  him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save 10  himself if 11  he is the Christ 12  of God, his chosen one! 23:36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, 13  23:37 and saying, “If 14  you are the king of the Jews, save yourself! 23:38 There was also an inscription 15  over him, “This is the king of the Jews.”

23:39 One of the criminals who was hanging there railed at him, saying, “Aren’t 16  you the Christ? 17  Save yourself and us! 23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, 18 Don’t 19  you fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 20  23:41 And we rightly so, for we are getting what we deserve for what we did, but this man has done nothing 21  wrong.” 23:42 Then 22  he said, “Jesus, remember me 23  when you come in 24  your kingdom.” 23:43 And Jesus 25  said to him, “I tell you the truth, 26  today 27  you will be with me in paradise.” 28 

23:44 It was now 29  about noon, 30  and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 31  23:45 because the sun’s light failed. 32  The temple curtain 33  was torn in two. 23:46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit! 34  And after he said this he breathed his last.

23:47 Now when the centurion 35  saw what had happened, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent! 36  23:48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. 37  23:49 And all those who knew Jesus 38  stood at a distance, and the women who had followed him from Galilee saw 39  these things.

Jesus’ Burial

23:50 Now 40  there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, 41  a good and righteous man. 23:51 (He 42  had not consented 43  to their plan and action.) He 44  was from the Judean town 45  of Arimathea, and was looking forward to 46  the kingdom of God. 47  23:52 He went to Pilate and asked for the body 48  of Jesus. 23:53 Then 49  he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, 50  and placed it 51  in a tomb cut out of the rock, 52  where no one had yet been buried. 53  23:54 It was the day of preparation 54  and the Sabbath was beginning. 55  23:55 The 56  women who had accompanied Jesus 57  from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 23:56 Then 58  they returned and prepared aromatic spices 59  and perfumes. 60 

On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. 61 

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