Matthew 27:39
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New International Version
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads

King James Bible
And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

Darby Bible Translation
But the passers-by reviled him, shaking their heads

World English Bible
Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,

Young's Literal Translation
and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging their heads,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wagging their heads - In token of contempt.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

reviled.

Psalm 22:6,7,17 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people...

Psalm 31:11-13 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance...

Psalm 35:15-21 But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yes, the attackers gathered themselves together against me...

Psalm 69:7-12,20 Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face...

Psalm 109:2,25 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue...

Lamentations 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow, which is done to me...

Lamentations 2:15-17 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying...

Mark 15:29,30 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days...

Luke 23:35-39 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

1 Peter 2:22-24 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth...

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The 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

The Crucifixion
'And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34. They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. 35. And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. 36. And sitting down they watched Him there; 37. And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Eloi.
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"--ST MATTHEW xxvii. 46. I do not know that I should dare to approach this, of all utterances into which human breath has ever been moulded, most awful in import, did I not feel that, containing both germ and blossom of the final devotion, it contains therefore the deepest practical lesson the human heart has to learn. The Lord, the Revealer, hides nothing that can be revealed, and will not warn away the foot that treads in naked humility even upon the
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
(Jerusalem. Friday After Dawn.) ^A Matt. XXVII. 1, 2; ^B Mark XV. 1; ^C Luke XXII. 66-23:1; ^D John XVIII. 28. ^a 1 Now when morning was come, ^c 66 And as soon as it was day, ^b straightway ^c the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away into their council, ^a all the chief priests and { ^b with} the elders ^a of the people ^b and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and ^a took counsel against Jesus to put
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
2 Kings 19:21
This is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: "'Virgin Daughter Zion despises you and mocks you. Daughter Jerusalem tosses her head as you flee.

Job 16:4
I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head at you.

Psalm 22:7
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

Psalm 109:25
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.

Lamentations 2:15
All who pass your way clap their hands at you; they scoff and shake their heads at Daughter Jerusalem: "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?"

Matthew 27:38
Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

Mark 15:29
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,

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