Pastor Ron Roddey
"At The Foot Of The Cross"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, February 16, 2014
Luke Chapter 23
23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow
perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying
that he himself is Christ a King.
23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he
answered him and said, Thou sayest it.
23:4 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 stirreth 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
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 Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was
desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things
of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
23:9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him
23:10 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 arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for
before they were at enmity between themselves.
23:13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the
rulers and the people,
23:14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that
perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you,
have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse
23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy
of death is done unto him.
23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
23:18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and
release unto us Barabbas:
23:19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was
cast into prison.)
23:20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
23:22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath 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 Jesus to their
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 Jesus.
23:27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women,
which also bewailed and lamented him.
23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not
for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
23:29 For, behold, the 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.
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
23:32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put
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.
23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they
do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them
derided 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 him
23:37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
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 thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear
God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds:
but this man hath done nothing amiss.
23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into
23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou
be with me in paradise.
23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a 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
23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into
thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the
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 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he
was a good man, and a just:
23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he
was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the
kingdom of God.
23:52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
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, and 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.