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Jesus is Crucified

Matt. 27:35–56; Luke 23:33–49; John 19:18, 23–30

24 And when they crucified Him, sthey divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.

25 Now tit was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26 And uthe inscription of His 4accusation was written above:


27 vWith Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. 28 5So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, w“And He was numbered with the transgressors.”

29 And xthose who passed by blasphemed Him, ywagging their heads and saying, “Aha! zYou who destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”

31 Likewise the chief priests also, amocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved bothers; Himself He cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and 6believe.”

Even cthose who were crucified with Him reviled Him.

33 Now dwhen the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, eMy God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!” 36 Then fsomeone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and goffered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”

37 hAnd Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.

38 Then ithe veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 So jwhen the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that 7He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”

40 kThere were also women looking on lfrom afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome, 41 who also mfollowed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.


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