The Death of Jesus

45 From noon until three in the afternoon[a] darkness came over the whole land.[b](A) 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, Elí, Elí, lemá[c] sabachtháni? that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken[d] Me?(B)[e]

47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling for Elijah!”

48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, fixed it on a reed, and offered Him a drink.(C) 49 But the rest said, “Let’s see if Elijah comes to save Him!”

50 Jesus shouted again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit.(D) 51 Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary[f](E) was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs were also opened(F) and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 53 And they came out of the tombs after His resurrection, entered the holy city, and appeared to many.

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  1. Matthew 27:45 Lit From the sixth hour to the ninth hour
  2. Matthew 27:45 Or whole earth
  3. Matthew 27:46 Some mss read lama; other mss read lima
  4. Matthew 27:46 Or abandoned
  5. Matthew 27:46 Ps 22:1
  6. Matthew 27:51 A heavy curtain separated the inner room of the temple from the outer.