Matthew 27:40-50 NIV

40 and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,1 save yourself !2 Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!"3

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41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself ! He's the King of Israel!4 Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe5 in him.

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43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him6 now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' "

References for Matthew 27:43

44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

The Death of Jesus

27:45-56pp -- Mk 15:33-41; Lk 23:44-49; Jn 19:29-30

45 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness7 came over all the land.

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46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ""Eloi, Eloi,"a "lama" "sabachthani?""--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"b8

References for Matthew 27:46

    • c 27:46 - Some manuscripts "Eli, Eli"
    • d 27:46 - Psalm 22:1
      47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
      48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar,9 put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.

      References for Matthew 27:48

      49 The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
      50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.10

      References for Matthew 27:50