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The Last Seven Sentences Of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was crucified and He said seven sentences from the cross.

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Apr 2, 2010
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The seven sayings of Jesus on the cross are a traditional collection of seven short phrases that Jesus uttered at his crucifixion immediately before he died, gathered from the four Gospels.

The sayings would have been originally uttered by Jesus in the Aramaic language, but only one of the last seven words of Jesus is preserved for us in the original Aramaic, namely "Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani" or "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me," which is actually a direct quote of the opening verse of Psalm 22.  The rest of the seven last words of Jesus  are found in the gospels after having been translated into Greek by the four Evangelists.

Physicians and scientists who have studied the medical aspects of the crucifixion concluded that the sayings had to be short because crucifixion causes asphyxia. This makes inhaling air to speak difficult and painful, especially as death approaches.

The First Sentence

Luke 23:33-34 -- "Forgive them, Father! They know not what they do."

The Second Sentence

Luke 23:39-43 -- "I tell you this: Today you will be in Paradise with me."

The Third Sentence

John 19:25-27 -- "Woman, here is your son."

The Fourth Sentence

Mark 15: 33-34 – “Eli Eli lama sabachthani?” "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

The Fifth Sentence

John 19:28 -- "I thirst."

The Sixth Sentence

John 19:29-30 -- "It is finished."

The Seventh Sentence

Luke 23:46 -- "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!"

In the gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus is quoted in Aramaic, shouting the fourth phrase only, and cries out wordlessly before dying. In Luke's Gospel, the first, second, and seventh sayings occur. The third, fifth and sixth sayings can only be found in John's Gospel. In other words:

According to Matthew:

Eli Eli lama sabachthani

According to Mark:

Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani

According to Luke:

Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (in response to a mocking crowd)

Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (in response to one of the two thieves crucified next to him)

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (last words)

According to John:

Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (directed at Mary, the mother of Jesus, either as a self reference, or as a reference to thebeloved disciple and an instruction to the disciple himself)

I thirst (just before a wetted sponge, mentioned by all the Canonical Gospels, is offered)

It is finished (last words)


 

Author's note: Ref: The Holy Bible
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