39 And (A)those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, (B)“You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! (C)If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the [a]scribes and elders, said, 42 “He (D)saved others; Himself He cannot save. [b]If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe [c]Him. 43 (E)He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”

44 (F)Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.

Jesus Dies on the Cross(G)

45 (H)Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 And about the ninth hour (I)Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, (J)“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” 48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, (K)filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.

49 The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”

50 And Jesus (L)cried out again with a loud voice, and (M)yielded up His spirit.

51 Then, behold, (N)the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

54 (O)So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, (P)“Truly this was the Son of God!”

55 And many women (Q)who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, 56 (R)among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and [d]Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

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  1. Matthew 27:41 M scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders
  2. Matthew 27:42 NU omits If
  3. Matthew 27:42 NU, M in Him
  4. Matthew 27:56 NU Joseph

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