Jesus’ Last Words – Notes

Matthew 27:46-50 (KJV)

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI? that is to say, MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 Jesus, when he had CRIED AGAIN WITH A LOUD VOICE, yielded up the ghost.

What we are told here:

~~~> We are told that Jesus cries out loudly, two times. Once in v.46 and then again in v.50. So Matthew gives us two loud cries of which he does not specify the contents of the second cry.


Mark 15:33-37 (KJV)

33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI? which is, being interpreted, MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
37 And Jesus CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, and gave up the ghost.

Mark repeats what Matthew said.


Luke 23:44-46 (King James Version)

44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And when Jesus had CRIED OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE, he said, FATHER, INTO THY HANDS I COMMEND MY SPIRIT: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

What we are told here:

~~~> We are told in v.46 that Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Father, into thy hands I commend my Spirit.”

This likely corresponds to the second loud cry mentioned by Matthew.


John 19:25-30 (KJV)

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, WOMAN, BEHOLD THY SON!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, BEHOLD THY MOTHER! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I THIRST.
29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, IT IS FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

John unlike the other three evangelists, records what takes place near the cross.  At the cross, Jesus speaks to those nearby and here there is no need for loud cries. The three however record what is seen and heard from a distance. They would not have heard his conversation with Mary, John and his statement “It is finished.”


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