L U K E.
This chapter carries on and concludes the history
of Christ's sufferings and death. We have here, I. His arraignment
before Pilate the Roman governor, ver. 1-5. II. His examination before Herod,
who was tetrarch of Galilee, under the Romans likewise, ver. 6-12. III. Pilate's struggle
with the people to release Jesus, his repeated testimonies
concerning his innocency, but his yielding at length to their
importunity and condemning him to be crucified, ver. 13-25. IV. An account of what passed
as they led him to be crucified, and his discourse to the people
that followed, ver.
26-31. V. An account of what passed at the place of
execution, and the indignities done him there, ver. 32-38. VI. The conversion of one of
the thieves, as Christ was hanging on the cross, ver. 39-43. VII. The death of Christ, and
the prodigies that attended it, ver. 44-49. VIII. His burial, ver. 50-56.