Matthew 27:45-56

The Death of Jesus

45 From noon until three in the afternoona darkness came over the whole land.b
46 At about three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, " Elí, Elí, lemá sabachtháni ?" that is, " My God, My God, why have You forsaken c Me? " d
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.
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.
51 Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuarye was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split.
52 The tombs also were opened and many bodies of the saints who had gone to their restf were raised.
53 And they came out of the tombs after His resurrection, entered the holy city, and appeared to many.
54 When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, "This man really was God's Son!"g
55 Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and ministered to Him were there, looking on from a distance.
56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
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