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34 ‘Father,’ said Jesus, ‘forgive them! They don’t know what they’re doing!’

They divided his clothes, casting lots for them.

35 The people stood around watching. The rulers hurled abuse at him.

‘He rescued others,’ they said, ‘let him try rescuing himself, if he really is the Messiah, God’s chosen one!’

36 The soldiers added their taunts, coming up and offering him cheap wine.

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34 Jesus said, “Father,(A) forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a](B) And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.(C)

35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him.(D) They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”(E)

36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him.(F) They offered him wine vinegar(G)

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  1. Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.

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