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Jesus is Crucified

Mark 15:23–32; Luke 23:33–43; John 19:18–24

35 eThen they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, 1that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:

f“They divided My garments among them,

And for My clothing they cast lots.”

36 gSitting down, they kept watch over Him there. 37 And they hput up over His head the accusation written against Him:


38 iThen two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.

39 And jthose who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, k“You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! lIf You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the 2scribes and elders, said, 42 “He msaved others; Himself He cannot save. 3If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe 4Him. 43 nHe trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”

44 oEven the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.


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