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40 saying, “We heard you boast that you could destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days! Why don’t you save yourself now? If you’re really God’s Son, come down from the cross!”

41 Even the ruling priests, with the Jewish scholars and religious leaders, joined in the mockery[a] 42 and kept on saying, “He saved others, but he can’t even save himself! Israel’s king, is he? He should pull out the nails and come down from the cross right now; then we’ll believe in him!

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  1. Matthew 27:41 See Pss. 22:17; 109:25; Lam. 2:15.

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