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23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose and led him unto Pilate.
23:2-4 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting
run by their egos hate change).and
forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ
a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And
he answered him and said, You said it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests
and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
23:5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirs up the people,
teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.
23:6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether
the man were a Galilaean.
23:7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction,
he sent him to Herod, who himself
also was at Jerusalem at that time.
23:8 And when Herod saw Emmanuel, he was exceeding glad, for he was
desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things
he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
23:9,10 Then he questioned with him in many words, but he answered
him nothing. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused
23:11 And Herod with his
men of war set him at nought
and mocked him and
him in a gorgeous robe and sent him again to.Pilate.(Roman
governor of Judea who ordered Christ's
23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod
were made friends together, for before they were at enmity
23:13-21 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests
and the rulers and the people, Said unto them, You have brought this man
unto me as one that perverts the people and behold, I, having examined
him before you have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof
you accuse him. No, nor yet Herod, for I sent you to him and, lo,
nothing worthy of death should be done unto him. I will therefore chastise
him and release him. For of necessity he must release one unto them at
was a Jewish custom that the Romans allowed that one criminal be showed
mercy at this time of year). And they
cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man and release unto us Barabbas,
who for a certain sedition made in the city and for murder, was cast into
prison. Pilate therefore, willing to release Emmanuel,
spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.(low
consciousness people act without knowing facts and in this way they are
23:22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil has he done?
I have found no cause of death in him. I will therefore chastise him and
let him go.
23:23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might
be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
23:25 And he released unto them him that for sedition
and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired, but he delivered
Emmanuel to their will.
23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian,
coming out of the country and on him they laid the cross, that he might
bear it after Emmanuel.
23:27,28 And there followed him a great company of people and of women,
which also bewailed and lamented him. But Emmanuel turning unto them said,
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for
23:29 For, behold,
days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren
and the wombs that never bare and the paps which never gave suck..(Matthew
24:19,20; Luke 21;23)
23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us and
to the hills, Cover us.
23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done
in the dry?.(if
this is how they are when times are relatively good for them, what will
they be like when times are not good?)
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,
there they crucified him and the malefactors,
one on the right hand and the other on the left.
represents in Greek letters the Aramaic
word 'Gulgaltha', English 'Golgotha', meaning 'the place of a skull'. It
probably took this name from its shape, being a small hill or low,
rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull, but the
most probable opinion however, is that it was a place of execution and
that the bones remained unburied or unburned. Such worthy of death punishments
were not allowed within the walls of the city. The crucifixion
took place outside the city walls (Hebrews
13:11-13) and near the public thoroughfare.
26:23-26."...this thing was not done in a corner."
23:34 Then said Emmanuel,
for word 'forgive' here is 'leave them be', at this time:.Proverbs
for they know not what they do.(the
and file population don't know the consciousness they have and often
wonder just why are they the way they are and who may be the
wicked and why things seem
worse in the world). And they parted
and cast lots.
23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them
him, saying, He saved others, let him save himself if he be Christ, the
chosen of God.
23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering
23:37 And saying, If you be the king of the Jews, save yourself.
23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of
Greek and Latin and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
23:39 And one of the malefactors
which were hanged, railed
on him, saying, If you be Christ, save yourself and us.
23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Do not you fear
God, seeing you are in the same condemnation?
23:41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds.
But this man has done nothing amiss.
23:42 And he said unto Emmanuel, Lord, remember me when you come into
23:43 And Emmanuel said unto
him, Verily I say unto you, today you.(those
criminals mentioned in verses 39-42
above, who were crucified with Emmanuel).shall
be with me in paradise..(shows
where we go if we die)
Were both these
criminals to be with him in paradise? It appears only one's heart changed.(?).
a 'garden of peace', a place of purity, a
place of only good, an abode
of happy spirits passed and gone back into the intelligent energy we normally
call God; Emmanuel died for
a shorter time than the others who were also
crucified at the same time that He was; see
subject of death to see what happens after death; comprised from Barnes
Notes: paradise is a word of Persian origin and means a garden,
particularly a garden of pleasure, filled with trees, shrubs, fountains
and flowers. In hot climates such gardens were peculiarly
pleasant and hence
they were attached to the mansions of the rich and to the palaces of princes.
The word came thus
to denote any
place of happiness and was used particularly to indicate
the abodes of the blessed in another world. The Romans spoke of their Elysium
and the Greeks of the gardens of Hesperides, where the trees bore golden
fruit. Hence this name in the Scriptures comes to signify
the abodes of the blessed in the invisible world apart from the physical.
23:44,45 And it was about the sixth hour and there was a darkness over
all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened and the veil
of the temple was rent.(torn).in
23:46 And when Emmanuel had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father,
into your hands I commend
my spirit. And having said thus, he gave.(original
'breathed out'; one last breath).up
23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying,
Certainly this was a righteous man.
23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding
the things which were done, smote their breasts and returned.
23:49 And all his acquaintance and the women that followed him from
Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
23:50-52 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor and
he was a good man and a just man. The same had not consented to the counsel
and deed of them. He was of Arimathaea a city of the Jews. He also himself
waited for the kingdom of God. This man went unto Pilate
and begged the body of Emmanuel.
23:53 And he took it down and wrapped it in linen and laid it in a
sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
23:54 And that day was the preparation.(Matthew
the sabbath drew on.
23:55 And the women also which came with him from Galilee, followed
after and beheld the sepulchre
and how his body was laid.
23:56 And they returned and prepared spices and ointments and rested
the sabbath day according to the commandment.