Luke 23:39-43

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.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[a]
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Luke 23:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
ESV
39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
NLT
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!”
MSG
39 One of the criminals hanging alongside cursed him: "Some Messiah you are! Save yourself! Save us!"
CSB
39 Then one of the criminals hanging there began to yell insults at Him: "Aren't You the Messiah? Save Yourself and us!"

Luke 23:39-43 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.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ”
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.

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Cross References 4

  • 1. ver 35,37
  • 2. S ver 4
  • 3. S Matthew 16:27
  • 4. 2 Corinthians 12:3,4; Revelation 2:7

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "come with your kingly power"
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