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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
¶ Then said Iesus, Father, forgiue them, for they know not what they doe: And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing. And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And parting his garments among them, they cast lots.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And Jesus said, Father, let them have forgiveness, for they have no knowledge of what they are doing. And they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance.
- Basic English Bible
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And, parting out his garments, they cast lots.
- Darby Bible
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
- Webster's Bible
Jesus prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing." And they divided His garments among them, drawing lots for them;
- Weymouth Bible
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots.
- World English Bible
But Jhesus seide, Fadir, foryyue hem, for thei witen not what thei doon.
- Wycliffe Bible
And Jesus said, `Father, forgive them, for they have not known what they do;' and parting his garments they cast a lot.
- Youngs Literal Bible
23:34 Then said Jesus - Our Lord passed most of the time on the cross in silence: yet seven sentences which he spoke thereon are recorded by the four evangelists, though no one evangelist has recorded them all. Hence it appears that the four Gospels are, as it were, four parts, which, joined together, make one symphony. Sometimes one of these only, sometimes two or three, sometimes all sound together. Father - So he speaks both in the beginning and at the end of his sufferings on the cross: Forgive them - How striking is this passage! While they are actually nailing him to the cross, he seems to feel the injury they did to their own souls more than the wounds they gave him; and as it were to forget his own anguish out of a concern for their own salvation. And how eminently was his prayer heard! It procured forgiveness for all that were penitent, and a suspension of vengeance even for the impenitent.
Lu 23:34 Father, forgive them. This prayer for his murderers is reported only by Luke. It was evidently uttered just after he was nailed to the cross. What divine love in a prayer springing right out of the depth of his physical suffering! They know not what they do. Know not that they reject and slay their own Messiah; know not that, in this act, they doom their city and nation to destruction. "He made intercession for transgressors" (Isa 53:12). They parted his raiment. The executioners cast lots for it. See Joh 18:23.
K J Sharpe's comment on 2013-12-19 08:58:58:
When Jesus said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." he wasn't talking about the religious community who had asked for his death. He was talking about those who were tasked with torturing him, beating him, nailing him to the cross. Those who knew little to nothing about the significance of what they were doing. Those who didn't understand any of the Jewish traditions, including scripture. Those who didn't even know who Jesus was or what he had done but were simply fulfilling their job descriptions or doing what came naturally to them. These people were "innocent" because of their ignorance.
Joseph Vitug's comment on 2013-10-30 18:43:17:
Redemption from sin inherited from the fall, end on the cross and Salvation begins John 3:16. We are commissioned to respect (love) one another.
Allen Gruszka's comment on 2013-06-27 08:28:50:
GOD forgive and protect us all from a perverted and fornicating nation of people who have turned away from there creator.
Wilsom Mungai's comment on 2012-04-09 03:46:25:
Easter is time of salvation,when jesus save sinners he said forgive them father they do know what they re doing.
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