Luke 23:45

45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.

Luke 23:45 in Other Translations

KJV
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
ESV
45 while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
NLT
45 The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle.
MSG
45 a total blackout. The Temple curtain split right down the middle.
CSB
45 because the sun's light failed. The curtain of the sanctuary was split down the middle.

Luke 23:45 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 23:45

And the sun was darkened
There was an eclipse of it, which was preternatural, it being now full moon, and lasted three hours, and so total, as to darken the whole earth; and now was the prophecy in ( Amos 8:9 ) literally fulfilled: and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. The Persic version renders it, "the gate of the temple"; and so the Syriac version, "the face of the gate of the temple"; (See Gill on Matthew 27:51).

Luke 23:45 In-Context

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,
45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

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Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 26:31-33; Hebrews 9:3,8
  • 2. Hebrews 10:19,20