Luke 23:39

39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

Luke 23:39 in Other Translations

39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
39 One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”
39 One of the criminals hanging alongside cursed him: "Some Messiah you are! Save yourself! Save us!"
39 Then one of the criminals hanging there began to yell insults at Him: "Aren't You the Messiah? Save Yourself and us!"

Luke 23:39 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 23:39

And one of the malefactors, which were hanged
On the cross, one of the thieves crucified with Christ; the Oriental versions add, "with him"; according to the Evangelists Matthew and Mark, both of them reviled him, and threw the same things in his teeth as the priests, people, and soldiers did; which how it may be reconciled, (See Gill on Matthew 27:44)

railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself, and us;
taking up the words of the rulers, and adding to them, perhaps, with a design to curry favour with them, hoping thereby to get a release; or, however, showing the wickedness and malice of his heart, which his sufferings and punishment, he now endured, could make no alteration in; see ( Revelation 16:9 ) .

Luke 23:39 In-Context

37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
38 There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence?
41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

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