A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed1 for him.
Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.229For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'330Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" 'a431For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"532
Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.633
When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals--one on his right, the other on his left.
Jesus said, "Father,7 forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."b8 And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.935
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him.10 They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."1136
The soldiers also came up and mocked him.12 They offered him wine vinegar
and said, "If you are the king of the Jews,13 save yourself."
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"1440
But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."1542
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.c "1643
Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."17
It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,1845
for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple19 was torn in two.2046
Jesus called out with a loud voice,21"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."22 When he had said this, he breathed his last.2347
The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God24 and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts25 and went away.