Luke 23:47

47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

Read Luke 23:47 Using Other Translations

Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
When the Roman officer overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent. ”

What does Luke 23:47 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 23:47

Now when the centurion saw what was done
The eclipse of the sun, the darkness upon the land, the earthquake, the rocks rent, and Jesus expire in so uncommon a manner:

he glorified God;
by confessing that Christ was the Son of God, and declaring him an innocent person:

saying, certainly, this was a righteous man;
clear of the charges exhibited against him, and has suffered wrongfully; and this he concluded from those unusual appearances, and which he considered as tokens of divine resentment.

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