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34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they don’t know what they are doing.”[a]

The soldiers threw lots [C similar to dice] to decide who would get his clothes [Ps. 22:18]. 35 The people stood there watching. And the leaders ·made fun of [sneered at; mocked] Jesus, saying, “He saved others. Let him save himself if he is ·God’s Chosen One, the Christ [or God’s Messiah, the Chosen One].”

36 The soldiers also ·made fun of [mocked] him, coming to Jesus and offering him some ·vinegar [sour wine].

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  1. Luke 23:34 Jesus … doing.” Some Greek copies do not have this first part of verse 34.