From noon until three in the afternoon the whole earth was dark.
At about three Jesus cried out with a loud shout, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani," which means, "My God, my God, why have you left me?"a47
After hearing him, some standing there said, "He's calling Elijah."
One of them ran over, took a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a pole. He offered it to Jesus to drink.
But the rest of them said, "Let's see if Elijah will come and save him."
Again Jesus cried out with a loud shout. Then he died.
Look, the curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split,
and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised.
After Jesus' resurrection they came out of their graves and went into the holy city where they appeared to many people.
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what had just happened, they were filled with awe and said, "This was certainly God's Son."
Many women were watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to serve him.
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.