When some of the people standing there heard him say that, they said, "He's calling Elijah."
One of the men ran at once, took a sponge, and soaked it in some vinegar. Then he put it on a stick and offered Jesus a drink.
The others said, "Leave him alone! Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."
Then Jesus loudly cried out once again and gave up his life.
Suddenly, the curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split open.
The tombs were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died came back to life.
They came out of the tombs after he had come back to life, and they went into the holy city where they appeared to many people.
An army officer and those watching Jesus with him saw the earthquake and the other things happening. They were terrified and said, "Certainly, this was the Son of God!"
Many women were there watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee and had always supported him.
Among them were Mary from Magdala, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
In the evening a rich man named Joseph arrived. He was from the city of Arimathea and had become a disciple of Jesus.