The Death of Jesus

45 From noon until three in the afternoon[a] darkness came over the whole land.[b](A) 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Elí, Elí, lemá[c] sabachtháni?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”[d](B)

47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling for Elijah.”

48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and offered him a drink.(C) 49 But the rest said, “Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

50 But Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up his spirit.(D) 51 Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary(E) was torn in two from top to bottom, the earth quaked, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs were also opened(F) and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 53 And they came out of the tombs after his resurrection, entered the holy city, and appeared to many.

54 When the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” (G)

55 Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and looked after him were there, watching from a distance.(H) 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. 27:45 Lit From the sixth hour to the ninth hour
  2. 27:45 Or whole earth
  3. 27:46 Some mss read lama; other mss read lima
  4. 27:46 Ps 22:1

The Death of Jesus

33 When(A) it was noon,[a] darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.[b](B) 34 And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”[c](C)

35 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “See, he’s calling for Elijah.”

36 Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, fixed it on a stick, offered him a drink,(D) and said, “Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down.”

37 Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed his last. 38 Then the curtain(E) of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 When the centurion, who was standing opposite him, saw the way he[d] breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” [e](F)

40 There(G) were also women watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene,(H) Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. 41 In Galilee(I) these women followed him and took care of him. Many other women had come up with him to Jerusalem.(J)

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Footnotes

  1. 15:33 Lit the sixth hour
  2. 15:33 Lit the ninth hour, also in v. 34
  3. 15:34 Ps 22:1
  4. 15:39 Other mss read saw that he cried out like this and
  5. 15:39 Or a son of God

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