Modern Literal Version
[Luke 23]

     23:1 And the whole multitude of them, having stood up, led him in front of Pilate.

     {Mar 15:2-5 & Mat 27:11-14 & Luk 23:2-5 & Joh 18:28b-38 Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     23:2 Now they began to accuse him, saying, We found this one perverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.

     23:3 But Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews?

     Now he answered and said to him, You say correctly.

     23:4 Now Pilate said to the high-priests and the crowds, I am finding no crime in this man.

     23:5 But they were insisting, saying, He is shaking up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea and beginning from Galilee, insofar as here.

     {Luk 23:6-12 Jerusalem early Fri. morning; no parallel.}

     23:6 But when* Pilate heard it, he asked if the man was a Galilean. 23:7 And when he recognized that he is out of Herod's authority, he sent him back to Herod, who himself was also in Jerusalem in these days.

     23:8 Now having seen Jesus, Herod rejoiced exceedingly; for* he was wishing for a considerable time to see him, because he was hoping to see some sign happening by him, hearing many things concerning him. 23:9 Now he was asking him questions with* considerable words, but he answered him nothing.

     23:10 Now the high-priests and the scribes stood, intensely accusing him.

     23:11 Now Herod, together with his soldiers, having scorned and having mocked him, and having dressed him in bright apparel, sent him back to Pilate.

     23:12 Now Pilate and Herod became friends with one another in that same day; for* they were formerly being in hostility toward themselves.

     23:13 Now Pilate called together the high-priests and the rulers and the people, 23:14 and said to them, YouĎ brought this man to me, as one turning away the people to riot, and behold, I have examined him in yourĎ sight, and found no crime in this man of which youĎ accuse against him.23:15 But even Herod found nothing. For* he sent him back to youĎ, and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by him. 23:16 Therefore, after having disciplined him, I will be releasing him.23:17 But, he had to release to them one prisoner at the feast by necessity.

     23:18 But they cried out altogether, saying, Take this one and release Barabbas to us. 23:19He was one who has been cast into prison because of a certain riot, which happened in the city, andfor murder.

     23:20 Therefore Pilate shouted to them again, wishing to release Jesus.

     23:21 But they were shouting out, saying, Crucify him! Crucify him!

     23:22 Now he said to them the third-time, For* what evil has this one done? I have found no crime worthy of death in him; therefore, after having disciplined him, I will be releasing him. 23:23But they were urgently asking with loud voices for him to be crucified. And their voices andthose of the high-priests were prevailing. 23:24 But Pilate decided their request was to happen. 23:25Now he released the one who has been cast into the prison because of riot and murder, whom they were asking for, but he gave up Jesus to their will.

     {Mar 15:20-23 & Mat 27:31-34 & Luk 23:26-33 & Joh 19:17 Road to the Cross, Fri. morning.}

     23:26 And as they led him away, they grabbed someone named Simon from Cyrene, coming from the rural-area, and they laid the cross on him to carry it behind Jesus.

     23:27 Now a large multitude of the people, and of women, were also following him. They were grieving and mourning for him. 23:28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, doĎ not weep over me, however, weepĎ over yourselves and over yourĎ children.23:29Because behold, the days are coming in which they will say, The fortunate ones are: barren and thewombs that did not give-birth and the breasts that did not nurse.23:30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, FallĎ upon us, and to the hills, HideĎ us.23:31Because if they are doing these things in the green tree, what might happen in the dry?

     23:32 Now two others, also criminals, were being led together with him to be assassinated.

     {Mar 15:24-32 & Mat 27:35-44 & Luk 23:33-43 & Joh 19:18-27 9:00 until Noon, Fri.}

     23:33 And when they came upon the place which is called The Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one at the right and the other at the left.

     23:34 Now Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for* they do not know what they are doing.

     'Now they cast a lot, dividing his garments among them.' {Psa 22:18}23:35 And the people stood viewing and the rulers together with them were also ridiculing him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this one is the Christ, the chosen of God.

     23:36 Now the soldiers were also mocking him, coming near to him and offering him vinegar,23:37 and saying, If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself. 23:38 Now an inscription was also over him, having been written in the alphabet of Greek and Latin and Hebrew, This is the King of the Jews.

     23:39 Now one of the criminals who was hung there, was blaspheming him, saying, If you are the Christ save yourself and us!

     23:40 But, the other answered and was rebuking him, saying, Do you not fear even God, because you are in the same condemnation? 23:41 And we indeed suffer righteously; for* we are receiving worthy payment of what we practiced, but this one practiced nothing improper.

     23:42 And he said, Jesus, remember me Lord, whenever you come in your kingdom.

     23:43 And he said to him, Assuredly I am saying to you, You will be with me today in Paradise.

     {Mar 15:34 & Mat 27:45 & Luk 23:44 around Noon.}

     23:44 Now it was approximately the sixth hour and there became darkness upon the whole earth until the ninth hour {i.e. Noon to 3:00 PM; Amos 8:8С9?}.

     {Mar 15:34-41 & Mat 27:46-56 & Luk 23:45-49 & Joh 19:28-30 around 5:00 PM.}

     23:45 And the sun was darkened and the curtain of the temple was split-apart in the middle. 23:46And Jesus having shouted with a loud voice, said, Father, I will consign my spirit into your hands. And having said these things, he expired.

     23:47 Now when* the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, This really was a righteous man. 23:48 And all the crowds who came* together upon this scene, viewing the things which had happened, were returning, beating their chest.

     23:49 Now all his acquaintances and the women who followed from Galilee together with him, stood from afar, seeing these things.

     {Mar 15:42-47 & Mat 27:57-66 & Luk 23:50-56 & Joh 19:31-42 Before The Sabbath.}

     23:50 And behold, a man, Joseph by name, who is* a counselor, a good and righteous man 23:51(he was not in alliance with their plan and practice), a man from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. 23:52 This one, having gone to Pilate, asked for the body of Jesus. 23:53 And having taken it down, he entwined it in a linen cloth and laid it in a hewed out tomb, where no one was yet laid.

     23:54 Now it was the day of the Preparation and the Sabbath was dawning. 23:55 Now having followed after, the women, from Galilee, who were coming together to him, saw the tomb and how his body was laid.

     23:56 Now they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And on the Sabbath they relaxed according to the commandment.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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