Bible: Matthew 27:45-56

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.) 27:54 Now when the centurion 16  and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and what took place, they were extremely terrified and said, “Truly this one was God’s Son! 27:55 Many 17  women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and given him support 18  were also there, watching from a distance. 27:56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

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