When they came to the place called
the Skull, they crucified him and
the criminals there, one on his
right, the other on his left.
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive
them, they know not what they do.”
They divided his garments by casting
The people stood by and watched;
the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at
him and said,s “He saved others,
let him save himself if he is the
chosen one, the Messiah of God.”
Even the soldiers jeered at him.
As they approached to offer him wine
they called out, “If you are King of
the Jews, save yourself.”
Above him there was an inscription
that read, “This is the King of the Jews.”
Now one of the criminals hanging there
reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not
the Messiah? Save yourself and us.”
The other, however, rebuking him,
said in reply, “Have you no fear of
God, for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds
to our crimes, but this man has done
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when
you come into your kingdom.”
He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.”
The Death of Jesus
It was now about noon and darkness
came over the whole land until
three in the afternoon
because of an eclipse of the sun.
Then the veil of the temple was
torn down the middle.
Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
“Father, into your hands I commend
my spirit”; and when he had said
this he breathed his last.
The centurion who witnessed what
had happened glorified God and said,
“This man was innocent beyond doubt.”
When all the people who had gathered
for this spectacle saw what had
happened, they returned home beating
but all his acquaintances stood at a
distance, including the women
who had followed him from Galilee
and saw these events.