Matthew 27:39-44

39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”
41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

Matthew 27:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
ESV
39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads
NLT
39 The people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery.
MSG
39 People passing along the road jeered, shaking their heads in mock lament:
CSB
39 Those who passed by were yelling insults at Him, shaking their heads

Matthew 27:39-44 In-Context

37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”
41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.
46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

Cross References 7

  • 1. Psalms 22:7; Psalms 109:25; Lamentations 2:15
  • 2. Matthew 26:61; S John 2:19
  • 3. ver 42
  • 4. Matthew 4:3,6
  • 5. John 1:49; John 12:13
  • 6. S John 3:15
  • 7. Psalms 22:8
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