Matthew 27:43

43 "1HE TRUSTS IN GOD; LET GOD RESCUE Him now, IF HE DELIGHTS IN HIM; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "

Matthew 27:43 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 27:43

He trusted in God
That is, he pretended to claim an interest in him, to be high in his favour and esteem, and to have great faith and confidence in him:

let him deliver him now;
directly, from the cross, and the death of it:

if he will have him;
or if he is well pleased with him as his own Son, or delights in him as such, and will show him any favour and good will; see ( Psalms 22:8 ) , where are these very words, and which are predicted should be said by these men to Christ; and are a wonderful confirmation of the truth of that Psalm and prophecy belonging to him:

for he said, I am the Son of God;
not only in his ministry, but he had said so in their grand council, before them all.

Matthew 27:43 In-Context

41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying,
42 "He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
43 "HE TRUSTS IN GOD; LET GOD RESCUE Him now, IF HE DELIGHTS IN HIM; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
44 The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.
45 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.

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  • [a]. Or "takes pleasure in;" or "cares for him"