New International Version
Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
King James Bible
Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
Darby Bible Translation
Then are crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left.
World English Bible
Then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left.
Young's Literal Translation
Then crucified with him are two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Two thieves - ΛῃϚαι, robbers, or cutthroats: men who had committed robbery and murder; for it does not appear that persons were crucified for robbery only. Thus was our Lord numbered (his name enrolled, placed as it were in the death warrant) with transgressors, according to the prophetic declaration, Isaiah 53:12; and the Jews placed him between these two, perhaps to intimate that he was the worst felon of the three.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
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