23:19. Who, for a certain sedition made in the city and for a murder, was cast into prison.
23:20. And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus.
23:21. But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him.
23:22. And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will chastise him therefore and let him go.
23:23. But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
23:24. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
23:25. And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition had been cast into prison, whom they had desired. But Jesus he delivered up to their will.
23:26. And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country; and they laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus.
23:27. And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women, who bewailed and lamented him.
23:28. But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves and for your children.
23:29. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have not given suck.
23:30. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us. And to the hills: Cover us.
23:31. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?
23:32. And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death.
23:33. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there: and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
23:34. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.
23:35. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers with them derided him, saying: He saved others: let him save himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God.
23:36. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar,
23:37. And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
23:38. And there was also a superscription written over him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
23:39. And one of those robbers who were hanged blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
23:40. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing; thou art under the same condemnation?
23:41. And we indeed justly: for we receive the due reward of our deeds.
But this man hath done no evil.
23:42. And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom.
23:43. And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise.
In paradise... That is, in the happy state of rest, joy, and peace everlasting. Christ was pleased, by a special privilege, to reward the faith and confession of the penitent thief, with a full discharge of all his sins, both as to the guilt and punishment; and to introduce him immediately after death into the happy society of the saints, whose limbo, that is, the place of their confinement, was now made a paradise by our Lord's going thither.
23:44. And it was almost the sixth hour: and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
23:45. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
23:46. And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.
23:47. Now, the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying: Indeed this was a just man.
23:48. And all the multitude of them that were come together to that sight and saw the things that were done returned, striking their breasts.
23:49. And all his acquaintance and the women that had followed him from Galilee stood afar off, beholding these things.
23:50. And behold there was a man named Joseph who was a counsellor, a good and a just man,
23:51. (The same had not consented to their counsel and doings) of Arimathea, a city of Judea: who also himself looked for the kingdom of God.
23:52. This man went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.
23:53. And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen and laid him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had been laid.
23:54. And it was the day of the Parasceve: and the sabbath drew on.
Parasceve... That is, the eve, or day of preparation for the sabbath.
23:55. And the women that were come with him from Galilee, following after, saw the sepulchre and how his body was laid.
23:56. And returning, they prepared spices and ointments: and on the sabbath day they rested, according to the commandment.
Luke Chapter 24
Christ's resurrection and manifestation of himself to his disciples.
24:1. And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared.
24:2. And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre.
24:3. And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
24:4. And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel.
24:5. And as they were afraid and bowed down their countenance towards the ground, they said unto them: Why seek you the living with the dead?
24:6. He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you, when he was yet in Galilee,
24:7. Saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and the third day rise again.
24:8. And they remembered his words.