New International Version
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!"
King James Bible
And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
Darby Bible Translation
Now one of the malefactors who had been hanged spoke insultingly to him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us.
World English Bible
One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!"
Young's Literal Translation
And one of the evil-doers who were hanged, was speaking evil of him, saying, 'If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One of the malefactors which were hanged - It is likely that the two robbers were not nailed to their crosses, but only tied to them by cords, and thus they are represented in ancient paintings. If not nailed, they could not have suffered much, and therefore they were found still alive when the soldiers came to give the coup de grace, which put a speedy end to their lives. John 19:31-33.
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In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is God's Messiah, the Chosen One."
and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
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