Luke 23:34
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New International Version
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

King James Bible
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And, parting out his garments, they cast lots.

World English Bible
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they have not known what they do;' and parting his garments they cast a lot.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They know not what they do - If ignorance do not excuse a crime, it at least diminishes the atrocity of it. However, these persons well knew that they were crucifying an innocent man; but they did not know that, by this act of theirs, they were bringing down on themselves and on their country the heaviest judgments of God. In the prayer, Father, forgive them! that word of prophecy was fulfilled, He made intercession for the transgressors, Isaiah 53:12.

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Father.

Luke 23:47,48 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man...

Luke 6:27,28 But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

Genesis 50:17 So shall you say to Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the trespass of your brothers, and their sin; for they did to you evil: and now...

Psalm 106:16-23 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD...

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

1 Peter 2:20-23 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called...

they know not.

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will...

John 15:22-24 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin...

John 19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above...

Acts 3:17 And now, brothers, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

And they.

Psalm 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots on my clothing.

Matthew 27:35,36 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet...

Mark 15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots on them, what every man should take.

John 19:23,24 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat...

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A Soul's Tragedy
'Then Herod questioned with Him in many words; but He answered him nothing.'--LUKE xxiii. 9. Four Herods play their parts in the New Testament story. The first of them is the grim old tiger who slew the infants at Bethlehem, and soon after died. This Herod is the second--a cub of the litter, with his father's ferocity and lust, but without his force. The third is the Herod of the earlier part of the Acts of the Apostles, a grandson of the old man, who dipped his hands in the blood of one Apostle,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Jesus and Pilate
'And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14. Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I having examined Him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse Him: 15. No, nor yet Herod; for I sent you to him: and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto Him. 16. I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him. 17. (For of necessity he must release one unto them
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Believing Thief
Remember, beloved friends, that our Lord Jesus, at the time he saved this malefactor, was at his lowest. His glory had been ebbing out in Gethsemane, and before Caiaphas, and Herod, and Pilate; but it had now reached the utmost low-water mark. Stripped of his garments, and nailed to the cross, our Lord was mocked by a ribald crowd, and was dying in agony: then was he "numbered with the transgressors," and made as the offscouring of all things. Yet, while in that condition, he achieved this marvellous
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 35: 1889

Christ's Plea for Ignorant Sinners
"Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."--Luke 23:34. WHAT tenderness we have here; what self-forgetfulness; what almighty love! Jesus did not say to those who crucified him, "Begone!" One such word, and they must have all fled. When they came to take him in the garden, they went backward, and fell to the ground, when he spoke but a short sentence; and now that he is on the cross, a single syllable would have made the whole company fall to the ground, or flee away
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892

Cross References
Psalm 22:18
They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

Matthew 11:26
Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

Luke 22:42
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."

John 17:9
I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.

John 19:23
When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

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