Bible: Matthew 27:45-53

Jesus’ Death

27:45 Now from noon until three, 1  darkness came over all the land. 2  27:46 At 3  about three o’clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, 4 Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 5  27:47 When 6  some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 27:48 Immediately 7  one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, 8  put it on a stick, 9  and gave it to him to drink. 27:49 But the rest said, “Leave him alone! Let’s see if Elijah will come to save him.” 10  27:50 Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up his spirit. 27:51 Just then 11  the temple curtain 12  was torn in two, from top to bottom. The 13  earth shook and the rocks were split apart. 27:52 And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had died 14  were raised. 27:53 (They 15  came out of the tombs after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.)

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