The Crucifixion

33 (A)And when they came to a place called (B)Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull, 34 (C)they gave Him (D)wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.

35 And when they had crucified Him, (E)they divided up His garments among themselves by casting [a]lots. 36 And sitting down, they began to (F)keep watch over Him there. 37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him [b]which read, “(G)THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

38 At that time two robbers *were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 And those passing by were [c]hurling abuse at Him, (H)wagging their heads 40 and saying, “(I)You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! (J)If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying, 42 (K)He saved others; [d]He cannot save Himself. (L)He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him. 43 (M)He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now, if He [e]delights in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 (N)The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.

45 (O)Now from the [f]sixth hour darkness [g]fell upon all the land until the [h]ninth hour. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, (P)Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48 (Q)Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. 49 But the rest of them said, “[i]Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him[j].”

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  1. Matthew 27:35 Lit a lot
  2. Matthew 27:37 Lit written
  3. Matthew 27:39 Or blaspheming
  4. Matthew 27:42 Or can He not save Himself?
  5. Matthew 27:43 Or takes pleasure in; or cares for him
  6. Matthew 27:45 I.e. 12 noon
  7. Matthew 27:45 Or occurred
  8. Matthew 27:45 I.e. 3 p.m.
  9. Matthew 27:49 Lit Permit that we see
  10. Matthew 27:49 Some early mss read And another took a spear and pierced His side, and there came out water and blood (cf John 19:34)

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