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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! 43 He says he puts all his trust in God, so let’s see if it’s true, and see if God really wants to rescue his ‘favorite son’!”[b]

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  1. Matthew 27:41 See Pss. 22:17; 109:25; Lam. 2:15.
  2. Matthew 27:43 As translated from the Aramaic. See also Ps. 22:8.

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