34 Jesus said, “Father,(A) forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a](B) And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.(C)

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  1. Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.

24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots(A) to see what each would get.

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35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.(A)

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23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”

This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled(A) that said,

“They divided my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.”[a](B)

So this is what the soldiers did.

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  1. John 19:24 Psalm 22:18