Jesus Last Words

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Jesus Last Words – A Cry to His Father
Jesus last words include seven saying that He spoke from the cross. The first two sayings were prayers to His Father.

  1. “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).

    Jesus said this as He was feeling weight of the sins of the entire world. This fulfills the prophecy of Psalm 22:1, which says, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?”

  2. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).

    Jesus prayed this statement for the people who were crucifying Him. What a statement of Jesus’ compassion for those harming Him.

Jesus Last Words – Destination of Souls
Jesus’ last words also included a conversation with a criminal, a prayer to His Father, and a message to His disciple.

  1. “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43).

    The criminal being crucified next to Jesus expressed faith in Him. Jesus assured the criminal that He would see him in Paradise.

  2. “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

    With this statement, Jesus is giving His soul to His Father. He was indicating that death was close. He was offering Himself to God.

  3. “Dear Woman, here is your son!” and “Here is your mother!” (John 19:26-27).

    Jesus saw His mother watching and committed her into John’s care. From that time, John took Mary into his home.

Jesus Last Words – The End of Suffering
Before His death, Jesus’ last words indicated Him giving up His spirit.

  1. “I am thirsty” (John 19:28).

    In this passage, Jesus was prompting the guards to give Him vinegar and fulfill the prophecy of Psalm 69:21, “They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.”

  2. “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

    This statement was Jesus’ last while on the cross. He indicated that His suffering was over and He had completed the work He was sent to do. The debt of sin was paid.
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Jesus Last Words: Key References to Explore

  1. Matthew 27:46
  2. Luke 23:34
  3. Luke 23:43
  4. Luke 23:46
  5. John 19:26-27
  6. John 19:28
  7. John 19:30

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