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41 Likewise the chief priests with the scribes and elders mocked him and said, 42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. So he is the king of Israel![a] Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. 43 [b](A)He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he wants him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 27:42 King of Israel: in their mocking of Jesus the members of the Sanhedrin call themselves and their people not “the Jews” but Israel.
  2. 27:43 Peculiar to Matthew. He trusted in God…wants him: cf. Ps 22:9. He said…of God: probably an allusion to Wis 2:12–20 where the theme of the suffering Just One appears.

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