Matthew 27:42
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New International Version
"He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

New Living Translation
"He saved others," they scoffed, "but he can't save himself! So he is the King of Israel, is he? Let him come down from the cross right now, and we will believe in him!

English Standard Version
“He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

Berean Study Bible
"He saved others, but He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

Berean Literal Bible
"He saved others. He is not able to save Himself. He is King of Israel! Let Him descend now from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

New American Standard Bible
"He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

King James Bible
He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saved others, but He cannot save Himself! He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

International Standard Version
"He saved others but can't save himself! He is the king of Israel. Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.

NET Bible
"He saved others, but he cannot save himself! He is the king of Israel! If he comes down now from the cross, we will believe in him!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying, “He saved others, he cannot save himself; if he is The King of Israel, let him descend now from the cross and we will trust in him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"He saved others, but he can't save himself. So he's Israel's king! Let him come down from the cross now, and we'll believe him.

New American Standard 1977
“He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He saved others; he cannot save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross {Gr. stauros – stake}, and we will believe him.

King James 2000 Bible
He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

American King James Version
He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

American Standard Version
He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is the King of Israel; let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

Darby Bible Translation
He saved others, himself he cannot save. He is King of Israel: let him descend now from the cross, and we will believe on him.

English Revised Version
He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is the King of Israel; let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he is King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

Weymouth New Testament
"He saved others," they said, "himself he cannot save! He is the King of Israel! Let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in him.

World English Bible
"He saved others, but he can't save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.

Young's Literal Translation
'Others he saved; himself he is not able to save! If he be King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him;
Study Bible
The Crucifixion
41Likewise, the chief priests, scribes, and elders mocked Him, saying, 42“He saved others, but He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him. 43He trusts in God. Let God deliver Him now if He wants Him. For He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”…
Word Study

To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; "else, " i.e. Different.

He is not able
dynatai (V-PIM/P-3S)
(a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

Himself, herself, itself.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

of Israel!
Israēl (N-GMS)
Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.

Let Him descend
katabatō (V-AMA-3S)
To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

A primary particle of present time; "now"; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

From, away from. A primary particle; "off, " i.e. Away, in various senses.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A cross.

And, even, also, namely.

we will believe
pisteusomen (V-FIA-1P)
From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:35-44 It was usual to put shame upon malefactors, by a writing to notify the crime for which they suffered. So they set up one over Christ's head. This they designed for his reproach, but God so overruled it, that even his accusation was to his honour. There were crucified with him at the same time, two robbers. He was, at his death, numbered among the transgressors, that we, at our death, might be numbered among the saints. The taunts and jeers he received are here recorded. The enemies of Christ labour to make others believe that of religion and of the people of God, which they themselves know to be false. The chief priests and scribes, and the elders, upbraid Jesus with being the King of Israel. Many people could like the King of Israel well enough, if he would but come down from the cross; if they could but have his kingdom without the tribulation through which they must enter into it. But if no cross, then no Christ, no crown. Those that would reign with him, must be willing to suffer with him. Thus our Lord Jesus, having undertaken to satisfy the justice of God, did it, by submitting to the punishment of the worst of men. And in every minute particular recorded about the sufferings of Christ, we find some prediction in the Prophets or the Psalms fulfilled.
Cross References
Matthew 27:37
Above His head they posted the written charge against Him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.

Matthew 27:40
and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross!"

Matthew 27:41
Likewise, the chief priests, scribes, and elders mocked Him, saying,

Mark 15:31
In the same way, the chief priests and scribes mocked Him among themselves, saying, "He who saved others cannot even save Himself!

Mark 15:32
Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" And even those who were crucified with Him berated Him.

Luke 23:35
The people stood watching, and the rulers sneered at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."

Luke 23:37
"If You are the King of the Jews," they said, "save Yourself!"

John 1:49
"Rabbi," Nathanael answered, "You are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!"

John 12:13
They took palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting: "Hosanna!" "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Israel!"
Treasury of Scripture

He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

saved.

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John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for …

Acts 4:14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could …

the King.

Matthew 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE …

Matthew 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen …

Luke 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace …

John 1:49 Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; …

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