The last words of Jesus Christ
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Question: What were the LAST WORDS spoken by Jesus while dying on the cross?
Answer: Jesus' death as the perfect lamb of God made possible the New Covenant or agreement between God and man. By willingly offering himself as the atoning sacrifice to take away the sins of the world, he made possible an eternal life of joy and happiness to ALL those who repent and obey God.
The following seven final or last 'words' of Jesus were spoken while he hung dying on a cross. If we consider what John recorded in chapter 19 and verses 26 to 27 as a single statement, we have seven unique phrases.
The first two of Jesus' statements made from the cross come from the 23rd chapter of the book of Luke.
'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.' (verse 34, Holy Bible in Its Original Order - A Faithful Version)
'Truly, I tell you today, you shall be with Me in paradise.' (verse 43)
The third (or fourth, depending how you count) of his last statements comes when Christ notices the apostle John standing with his mother Mary. He says the following to her.
"Woman, behold your son." 27. Then He (Jesus) said to the disciple (John), "Behold your mother." (John 19:26 - 27)
In regard to Bible prophecy, Luke 23:48 - 49 and Matthew 27:55 - 56 show that King David's statement that Jesus' family and friends would see his suffering from a distance (Psalm 38:10 - 11) was fulfilled. His fourth of seven last words is his cry, found in the book of Mark chapter 15 and verse 34, to God the Father asking why he was forsaken. He said the following, loudly, at 3pm.
'ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?' (verse 34)