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Passage Lookup: Luke 23:1-25

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Luke 23:1
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Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.(a)
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Luke 23:2
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And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man subverting our nation.(b) He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar(c) and claims to be Messiah, a king."(d)
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Luke 23:3
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So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "You have said so," Jesus replied.
Luke 23:4
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Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."(e)
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Luke 23:5
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But they insisted, "He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee(f) and has come all the way here."
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Luke 23:6
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On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.(g)
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Luke 23:7
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When he learned that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod,(h) who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
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Luke 23:8
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When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him.(i) From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort.
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Luke 23:9
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He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.(j)
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Luke 23:10
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The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
Luke 23:11
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Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe,(k) they sent him back to Pilate.
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Luke 23:12
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That day Herod and Pilate became friends(l)—before this they had been enemies.
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Luke 23:13
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Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
Luke 23:14
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and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.(m)
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Luke 23:15
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Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
Luke 23:16
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Therefore, I will punish him(n) and then release him."
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Luke 23:17
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Luke 23:18
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But the whole crowd shouted, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"(o)
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Luke 23:19
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(Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)
Luke 23:20
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Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
Luke 23:21
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But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!"
Luke 23:22
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For the third time he spoke to them: "Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him."(p)
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Luke 23:23
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But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
Luke 23:24
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So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
Luke 23:25
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He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
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