Luka 23 – לוקא כג


1Then the whole company of them rose up and brought Him to Pilatos; 2and they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man misleading our people and forbidding to pay the head tax to Caesar; and He says concerning Himself that He is Melekh HaMashi’akh.”  3Pilatos asked Him, saying, “Are you Melekh of the Yehudim?” He said to him, “That is what you say.”  4Then Pilatos said to the chief Kohanim and the people, “I cannot find any fault against this man.”  5But they shouted and said, “He has stirred up our people, teaching throughout Y’hudah, and beginning from the Galil even to this place.”  6When Pilatos heard the name ‘the Galil,’ he asked if the man was a Gelili.  7And when he knew that He was under the jurisdiction of Herodus, he sent Him to Herodus, because he was in Yerushalayim at that time.  8When Herodus saw Yeshua, he was exceedingly glad, for he had wanted to see Him for a long time because he had heard many things concerning Him, and he hoped to see some miracle by Him.  9And he asked Him many questions; but Yeshua gave him no answer.  10Then the chief Kohanim and the Sofrim stood and accused Him bitterly.  11And Herodus and his soldiers insulted Him and mocked Him, and dressed Him in garments of scarlet and sent Him to Pilatos.  12And that day Pilatos and Herodus became friends with each other; for there had been a long-standing enmity between them.

13Then Pilatos called the chief Kohanim and the leaders of the people, 14and he said to them, “You brought me this man as if He were misleading your people; and behold, I have examined Him before your own eyes, and I have found no fault in Him concerning all that you accuse Him.  15Nor even has Herodus; for I sent Him to him; and behold, He has done nothing worthy of death.  16I will therefore chastise Him and release Him.”  17For there was a custom to release to them one at the Khag.  18But the whole crowd cried out saying, “Get rid of Him and release to us Bar Abba,” 19who, because of sedition and murder which had happened in the city, was cast into prison.  20Again Pilatos spoke to them, desiring to release Yeshua.  21But they cried out, saying, “Execute Him, execute Him!”  22And he said to them the third time, “What evil has He done? I have found nothing in Him worthy of death; I will therefore chastise Him and release Him.  23But they persisted with loud voices, and asked to execute Him. And their voices and that of the chief Kohanim prevailed.  24Then Pilatos commanded to have their request granted.  25So he released to them the one who because of sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they asked for; and he delivered Yeshua to their will.

26And while they took Him away, they laid hold of Shimon, a Kurini, who was coming in from the field, and they placed the end of the execution stake on him, to carry it behind Yeshua.  27And many people followed Him, and the women who were mourning and wailing over Him.  28But Yeshua turned to them and said, “O daughters of Yerushalayim, do not weep over me; but weep over yourselves and over your own children.  29For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never gave birth, and the breasts that never nursed.’  30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us;’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’  31For if they do these things with the green tree, what will be done with the dry?”  32And there were coming  with  Him two others, malefactors, to be put to death.

33And when they came to a place which is called ‘Gulgolet,’ they executed Him there, and the malefactors, one on His right and one on His left.  34And Yeshua said, “O Abba, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.” And they divided His garments and cast lots over them.  35The people stood looking on. And even the leaders of the Beit K’nesset mocked Him, and said, “He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is the Mashi’akh, the chosen one of Elohim.”  36And the soldiers ridiculed Him, as they came near Him and offered Him vinegar, 37saying to Him, “If you are Melekh HaY’hudim, save yourself.”  38There was also an inscription which was written over Him, in Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, 

“This is the King of the Yehudim”

39Now one of the malefactors who were executed with Him blasphemed against Him, saying, “If you are the Mashi’akh, deliver yourself, and deliver us also.”  40But the other rebuked him and said to him, “Do you not fear even Elohim, for you are also in the same judgment?  41And ours is just, for we are paid as we deserve and as we have done; but He has done nothing wrong.”  42And he said to Yeshua, “Remember me, My Adon, when you come into your kingdom.”  43Yeshua said to him, “Truly I say to you that today you will be with me in Gan Eden.”

44Now it was about the sixth hour, and darkness fell upon the whole earth, and lasted until the ninth hour.  45And the sun was darkened, and the veil at the door of the Heikhal was torn in the center.  46Then Yeshua cried with a loud voice, saying, “O Avi, into Your hands I commit my spirit.” He said this, and it was finished.  47When the centurion saw what had happened, he praised Elohim and said, “Truly this great man, He is a Tzadik.”  48And all the people who were gathered together to see this sight, when they saw what had happened, returned, beating their breasts.  49And all the acquaintances of Yeshua stood afar off, and the women who had come with Him from the Galil, and they were beholding these things.

50There was a man named Yosef the counselor of Ramatayim, a city of Y’hudah, a good man and a Tzadik.  51He did not agree with their wishes and their actions; and he waited for Malkhut HaElohim.  52He went to Pilatos and asked for the body of Yeshua.  53And he took it down and wrapped it in fine linen, and laid it in a hewn tomb in which no one was ever laid.  54And the day was passing, and the start of Sabbath was approaching.  55The women who had come with Him from the Galil were near, and they saw the tomb and how His body was laid.  56And they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And on Shabbat they rested, as commanded.

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