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32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.(A) 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus[a] there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”]][b] And they cast lots to divide his clothing.(B) 35 And the people stood by watching, but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah[c] of God, his chosen one!”(C) 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine(D) 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him,[d] “This is the King of the Jews.”

39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding[e] him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah?[f] Save yourself and us!”(E) 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.”(F) 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in[g] your kingdom.” 43 He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”(G)

The Death of Jesus

44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land[h] until three in the afternoon, 45 while the sun’s light failed,[i] and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.(H) 46 Then Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last.(I) 47 When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent.”[j](J) 48 And when all the crowds who had gathered there for this spectacle saw what had taken place, they returned home, beating their breasts. 49 But all his acquaintances, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching these things.(K)

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  1. 23.33 Gk him
  2. 23.34 Other ancient authorities lack the sentence Then Jesus . . . what they are doing
  3. 23.35 Or the Christ
  4. 23.38 Other ancient authorities add written in Greek and Latin and Hebrew (that is, Aramaic)
  5. 23.39 Or blaspheming
  6. 23.39 Or the Christ
  7. 23.42 Other ancient authorities read into
  8. 23.44 Or earth
  9. 23.45 Or the sun was eclipsed. Other ancient authorities read the sun was darkened
  10. 23.47 Or righteous