Luke 23:39

“And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And one of þe malefactors, which were hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, saue thy selfe and vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

One of the criminals who were hanged {there} was hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And one of the evil-doers on the cross, with bitter feeling, said to him, Are you not the Christ? Get yourself and us out of this.
- Basic English Bible

Now one of the malefactors who had been hanged spoke insultingly to him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us.
- Darby Bible

And one of the malefactors, who were hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou art Christ, save thyself and us.
- Webster's Bible

Now one of the criminals who had been crucified insulted Him, saying, "Are not you the Christ? Save yourself and us."
- Weymouth Bible

One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!"
- World English Bible

And oon of these theues that hangiden, blasfemyde hym, and seide, If thou art Crist, make thi silf saaf and vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And one of the evil-doers who were hanged, was speaking evil of him, saying, `If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 23:39


23:39 And one of the malefactors reviled him - St. Matthew says, the robbers: St. Mark, they that were crucified with him, reviled him. Either therefore St. Matthew and Mark put the plural for the singular (as the best authors sometimes do) or both reviled him at the first, till one of them felt the overwhelming power of saving grace.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 23:39


Lu 23:39 One of the malefactors. Matthew and Mark represent the malefactors as mocking him (Mt 27:44 Mr 15:32). It may be that only one spoke, apparently for both, or that both spoke at first, and then one was silent. If thou be the Christ. "Art not thou the Christ"? (Revised Version). That Jesus did not save himself and his companions in suffering seemed to this malefactor to prove that this was not the Christ.

Discussion for Luke 23

  • Gail Green
    Jesus Christ gave up his life for us when he died on the cross for us sinners
    We now as Christians have to carry our cross in Jesus name.
  • Philip Mutia
    Luke 23:33
    There ( In the Holy City) They ( the church of that day ) Crucified ( The Son Of God Jesus Christ) Him ( Jehovah Himself, the man who was the Word made Flesh John 1.
    Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
    John 3:1-2 Nicodemus plainly said they knew, whom He was, but their comfort would not allow them, likewise today people want the meal ticket at the pulpit
  • Diriba Bulgu
    Luk 23:54 The piriparation day is Firiday
  • Markie
    Um Michael what are you talking about? The angles didn 't just simply retrieve Jesus 's dead lifeless body. Christ spirit left his body when he died on the cross then that spirit went back into his body 3 days later. That is a resurrection... a once dead body brought back to life. He was seen walking and preaching and even eating in that body after he resurrected then I think 40 days layer he ascended into heaven. How is that like a parent getting their child 's dead body to bury at home? And btw Christ is king.
  • Bozki
    How Great is our Lord Jesus Christ.....Let us not put into nothing What Jesus Did on the Cross to Cleanse us from all our Sins.Love our neighbours just like ourselves, Share to others the Salvation we have in Christ Jesus...God Bless...
  • Domnic Dsouza for verse 31
    specially these last 25 30 years i see and feel the dryness in everything, there was a time when people were concerned and cared for others, But now i see the third floor partying while ground floor someone has expired. there was a time when the wife would mourn a husbands death for a year and more, but now you see her in someone else s arms within a month or two. there was a time when parents were cared till the last breath, but now they are sent to the old age home on the first sign of sickness is this is not the dry wood situation that Christ was talking about.

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