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40 And they said, You Who would tear down the [a]sanctuary of the temple and rebuild it in three days, rescue Yourself [b]from death. If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,

42 He rescued others [c]from death; Himself He cannot rescue [d]from death. He is the King of Israel? Let Him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in and [e]acknowledge and cleave to Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:40 Richard Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament.
  2. Matthew 27:40 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
  3. Matthew 27:42 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
  4. Matthew 27:42 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
  5. Matthew 27:42 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.

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