Luke 23:44-46

The Death of Jesus

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.”[a] When he had said this, he breathed his last.

Luke 23:44 in Other Translations

KJV
44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
ESV
44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
NLT
44 By this time it was about noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock.
MSG
44 By now it was noon. The whole earth became dark, the darkness lasting three hours -
CSB
44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three,

Luke 23:44-46 In-Context

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.
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.”
48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.

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Cross References 6

  • 1. Amos 8:9
  • 2. Exodus 26:31-33; Hebrews 9:3,8
  • 3. Hebrews 10:19,20
  • 4. Matthew 27:50
  • 5. Psalms 31:5; 1 Peter 2:23
  • 6. John 19:30

Footnotes 1

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