Matthew 27:43
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New International Version
He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"

King James Bible
He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

Darby Bible Translation
He trusted upon God; let him save him now if he will [have] him. For he said, I am Son of God.

World English Bible
He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"

Young's Literal Translation
he hath trusted on God, let Him now deliver him, if He wish him, because he said -- Son of God I am;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If he will have him - Or, if he delight in him - ει θελει αυτον. The verbs θελω and εθελω, are used by the Septuagint in more than forty places for the Hebrew חפץ chaphets, which signifies, earnestly to desire, or delight in. Now as this is a quotation from Psalm 22:8, He trusted in the Lord, that he would deliver him; let him deliver him, (כי חפץ בו ki chaphets bo), for he Hath Delighted In Him: - ὁτι θελει αυτον, Sept. This will sufficiently vindicate the above translation; as the evangelist quotes the words from that version, with the simple change of ει, if, for ὁτι, because.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 14:6 You have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

Psalm 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Psalm 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me; while they say daily to me, Where is your God?

Psalm 71:11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Isaiah 36:15,18 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us...

Isaiah 37:10 Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your God, in whom you trust, deceive you, saying...

I am.

Matthew 27:40 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

John 3:16,17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

John 5:17-25 But Jesus answered them, My Father works till now, and I work...

John 10:30,36 I and my Father are one...

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

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
Psalm 22:8
"He trusts in the LORD," they say, "let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him."

Matthew 27:54
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"

Luke 23:35
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."

Luke 23:37
and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."

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