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At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole earth
until the ninth hour as the sun was eclipsed.

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" which is translated,
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Some of those standing by there hearing
said, "He is calling Elijah."

After this Jesus aware
that everything was already completed,
so that the scripture might be completed,
he said, "I thirst."

A jar full of vinegar was there,
and someone running having filled a sponge with vinegar
putting it around a hyssop reed gave it to him to drink.

But the rest said, "Let go;
let us see if Elijah comes to save him."

When Jesus had taken the vinegar
he said, "It is completed,"
and shouting in a loud voice he said,
"Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit."

Saying this and bowing his head he expired.
The curtain of the temple
was split in two from top to bottom;
the earth was shaken, and rocks were split;
tombs were opened,
and many bodies of sleeping saints were raised;
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection
they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

The centurion and those with him keeping watch on Jesus,
seeing the earthquake and the things happening,
were greatly afraid and said,
"Truly this person was the son of God."

All the crowds who were gathered at this sight
watching what was happening
turned back beating their chests.
There were also women there watching from a distance,
who followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him,
among whom were Mary Magdalene,
Mary, the mother of James the younger and Joses,
Salome and the mother of the sons of Zebedee,
and many others who had come up with him to Jerusalem.

So the Jews, since it was preparation day,
that the bodies might not stay on the cross on the Sabbath,
for that Sabbath was a high day,
asked Pilate that their legs be broken
and they be taken down.

Therefore the soldiers came
and broke the legs of the first
and of the other crucified with him;
but coming upon Jesus, as they saw he had already died,
they did not break his legs;
but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear,
and immediately blood and water came out.
The one who saw it has testified,
and his testimony is true;
that one knows that he says the truth,
so that you may also believe.
For these things happened
so that the scripture might be fulfilled:

No bone of his will be shattered.

Again different scripture says,

They will look on him whom they pierced.

94. Death of Jesus Harmony 94 * Interpretation 94
95. The Body Is Laid in a Tomb Harmony 95 * Synthesis 95 * Interpretation 95

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