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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CommentaryClarke'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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'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, …
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They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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.
Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."
I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
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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