Jesus Crucifixion

Luke 21, 22, 23

Luke 21 & Luke 22 & Luke 23

    The Widow’s Offering

    21 1  And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2  and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. 3  So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4  for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”
    The Destruction of the Temple and Signs before the End

    5  Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, 6  “These things which you see–the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.” 7  So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?” 8  And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. 9  But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.” 10  Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11  And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12  But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. 13  But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14  Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; 15  for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. 16  You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17  And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. 18  But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19  By your patience possess your souls.

    20  “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21  Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22  For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23  But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 24  And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
    The Coming of the Son of Man

    25  “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26  men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27  Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28  Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

    29  Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30  When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31  So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32  Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33  Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. 34  “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35  For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36  Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” 37  And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. 38  Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.

The Plot against Jesus

22 1  Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover. 2  And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people. 3  Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. 4  So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them. 5  And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6  So he promised and sought opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the multitude.

Jesus Eats the Passover with His Disciples

7  Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. 8  And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.” 9  So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?” 10  And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11  Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ‘ 12  Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.” 13  So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. 14  When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. 15  Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16

The Plot against Jesus

22 1  Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover. 2  And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people. 3  Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. 4  So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them. 5  And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6  So he promised and sought opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the multitude.

Jesus Eats the Passover with His Disciples

7  Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. 8  And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.” 9  So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?” 10  And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11  Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ‘ 12  Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.” 13  So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. 14  When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. 15  Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16  for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17  Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18  for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19  And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 20  Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
21  But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table. 22  And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” 23  Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.

The Dispute about Greatness

24  Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25  And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 26  But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 27  For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves. 28  But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials. 29  And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30  that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

Peter’s Denial Foretold

31  And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32  But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” 33  But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.” 34  Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

Purse, Scrip, and Sword

35  And He said to them, “When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?” So they said, “Nothing.” 36  Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37  For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” 38  So they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”

Jesus Prays in the Garden

39  Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. 40  When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41  And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42  saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43  Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. 44  And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45  When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. 46  Then He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.”

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47  And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. 48  But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49  When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50  And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51  But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him. 52  Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53  When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Jesus

54  Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house. But Peter followed at a distance. 55  Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56  And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with Him.” 57  But he denied Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.” 58  And after a little while another saw him and said, “You also are of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!” 59  Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean.” 60  But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61  And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” 62  So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

Jesus Mocked and Beaten

63  Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him. 64  And having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?” 65  And many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.

Jesus before the Council

66  As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying, 67  “If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no means believe. 68  And if I also ask you, you will by no means answer Me or let Me go. 69  Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.” 70  Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?” So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.” 71  And they said, “What further testimony do we need? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”

Luke 23

Jesus before Pilate

23 1  Then the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to Pilate. 2  And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ, a King.” 3  Then Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” He answered him and said, “It is as you say.” 4  So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no fault in this Man. 5  But they were the more fierce, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place.”

Jesus before Herod

6  When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked if the Man were a Galilean. 7  And as soon as he knew that He belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time. 8  Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him. 9  Then he questioned Him with many words, but He answered him nothing. 10  And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. 11  Then Herod, with his men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. 12  That very day Pilate and Herod became friends with each other, for previously they had been at enmity with each other.

Jesus Sentenced to Die

13  Then Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, 14  said to them, “You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, having examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him 15  no, neither did Herod, for I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him. 16  I will therefore chastise Him and release Him” 17  (for it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast). 18  And they all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas”– 19  who had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made in the city, and for murder 20  Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them. 21  But they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him! 22  Then he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go.” 23  But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men and of the chief priests prevailed. 24  So Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested. 25  And he released to them the one they requested, who for rebellion and murder had been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

The Crucifixion

26  Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus. 27  And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. 28  But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29  For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!’ 30  Then they will begin ‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ‘ 31  For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?”
32  There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. 33  And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34  Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots. 35  And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.” 36  The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him sour wine 37  and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.” 38  And an inscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS 39  Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” 40  But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41  And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” 42  Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” 43  And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
44  Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45  Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46  And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last. 47  So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!” 48  And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. 49  But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

The Burial of Jesus

50  Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man. 51  He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. 52  This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53  Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before. 54  That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near. 55  And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. 56  Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

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What is ‘Savant Syndrome’?

Savant syndrome is a rare, but extraordinary, condition in which persons with serious mental disabilities, including autistic disorder, have some ‘island of genius’ which stands in marked, incongruous contrast to overall handicap.

As many as one in 10 persons with autistic disorder have such remarkable abilities in varying degrees, although savant syndrome occurs in other developmental disabilities or in other types of central nervous system injury or disease as well. Whatever the particular savant skill, it is always linked to massive memory.

Without doubt, the best-known autistic savant is a fictional one, Raymond Babbitt, as portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the 1988 movie Rain Man. However, the original inspiration for the savant portrayed in Rain Man was Kim Peek, who had memorized over 6,000 books and had encyclopedic knowledge of geography, music, literature, history, sports and nine other areas of expertise.

Peek could name all the US area codes and major city zip codes. He also memorized the maps in the front of telephone books and could tell you precisely how to get from one US city to another, and then how to get around in that city street by street. He also had calendar-calculating abilities and rather advanced musical talent. Of unique interest was his ability to read extremely rapidly, simultaneously scanning one page with the left eye and the other page with the right eye. Despite his feats of memory and other abilities, such as performing impressive calculations in his head, Peek never learned to carry out many everyday tasks, such as dressing himself.

Males outnumber females by an approximate 6 : 1 ratio in savant syndrome compared with an approximate 4 : 1 ratio in autistic disorder. The condition can be congenital (genetic or inborn), or can be acquired later in childhood, or even in adults. The savant skills co-exist with, or are superimposed upon, various developmental disabilities including autistic disorder, or other conditions such as mental retardation or brain injury or disease that occurs before (prenatal) during (perinatal) or after birth (postnatal), or even later in childhood or adult life (acquired savant).

The term prodigious savant is reserved for those very rare persons in this already uncommon condition where the special skill or ability is so outstanding that it would be spectacular even if it were to occur in a non-handicapped person. In such a non-handicapped person the term “genius” would be applied.

There are probably fewer than 100 prodigious savants living worldwide at the present time who would meet this high threshold of special skill.

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Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.