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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:46
27:46 About the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice - Our Lord's great agony probably continued these three whole hours, at the conclusion of which be thus cried out, while he suffered from God himself what was unutterable. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? - Our Lord hereby at once expresses his trust in God, and a most distressing sense of his letting loose the powers of darkness upon him, withdrawing the comfortable discoveries of his presence, and filling his soul with a terrible sense of the wrath due to the sins which he was bearing. #Psalm 22:1|.
View People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:46
Mt 27:46 About the ninth hour. Three o'clock, after the Lord had been six hours on the cross. The cry that follows is from Ps 22:1. Why hast thou forsaken me? These words can only express the idea that he was treading the wine-press alone. As he hung on the cross, "made sin for us" (2Co 5:21), he was left to struggle without a sense of his Father's presence. My God, my God!. The cry shows that he still clung to the Father as his own.
Florise's comment on 2013-03-29 17:55:40:
Yes it was Jesus who died on the cross. It was He who cried out, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me". When He was in the garden of Gethsemane praying during his passion, and asked His Father (God) if it were possible, to remove this cup from me--had he stopped his prayer there, there would have been no crucifixion, but then He added: but not as I will - thy will be done - I will drink it up. And so He did. Jesus had the Father's presence with Him at all times; His baptism by John when God himself spoke from heaven on Jesus' behalf, on the mount of transfiguration when God had to tell the disciples that Jesus was his beloved son, don't build temples to other men, just hear Him (Jesus). But now here on the cross, God was affected in such a way that darkness filled the earth to the point that it was reported that you could feel the darkness with the palms of your hands. Jesus was very God, yet he was very man. Jesus became sin for our sake, and every sin committed in past present or future, was borne that day by this man Jesus. SIN cannot tarry in the sight of God, even the sins placed on the Jesus sacrifice. Man had to die for man, but it took a God-man to be able to go this distance, and Jesus was the only one who could do this. It was the man Jesus who cried out, that day, but it was the God Jesus who allowed to keep him up there. It was not the nails that held him - but the love that He had for us. Just as sure as the grave could not hold Him, nor could the cross. When the angels removed the stone away from the tomb; It was not to allow Jesus to get out, but it allowed mankind to be able to get in. What kind of love is this! When we could not get to God, God sent God Jesus to us, and I'm so very glad that He did.
Mehwish's comment on 2013-03-27 13:07:35:
Jesus is God and but he was crucified on the cross, he cried, because he was human that time. If Jesus did not sacrifice himself for us then he would never get the place where he is now. God cannot be dead due to some pain. But he died because he was on human form. When he died, then after he got the seat with Father.
Milton A Curtis's comment on 2011-12-22 02:51:20:
Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachtani. Of corse means, My God My God y hast thou 4 saken me. Now!!! this is a starting of a prayer Jesus would say when he was in the desert.It goes on to say in short. Why art thou so far from helping me and from the words of my roaming? Our fathers trusted in thee; They trusted and thou didist deliver them They cried unto thee and were delivered... But i am a worm, and no man; etc etc. now where is this to be found when these questions are raised. He was no man, he was no Christ, He was no God. Time to get all the books back into the Bible that were left out for what ever reasons the Churchers deemed fit for their own means and end. ??
God\'s Child's comment on 2011-04-21 07:00:17:
First off, thank you lord for dieing for my sins. When he said my my why hath thou forsaken me... since you all seem to know the bible so well you would also know God hates sin and it stinks in his nostrals and that means that he is no part of sin. So that leads us to the reason why he died on the cross for our sins. he was the payment, he bared your sin, your momma sin, you daddy and your grandma, and every person... All the way from Adam and Eve. How would you have felt if everybody sin and burden was on you. Sin is not just a physical thing, its a mental thing. And im sure if this was you, hanging there on a cross will nails in your hand and you had to fulfill the scripture Ps.22, and God would not hav have anything to do with you just because you were the sacrifice so that man would not be lost. God is the true and living GOD and No MAN will put him down with me saying something. If it was not for him you would not even be able to type this message! He forsaked him becasue he carried your sins... NOW you need to open your mouth and THANK GOD!!!!!!
jim jacobsmeyer's comment on 2010-12-28 11:34:54:
eli,eli,lama sabachthani means my god, my god, for this i came. if jesus would have said why hast thou forsaken me, he would have been doubting and to doubt is sin. since, according to the whole rest of the bible, jesus was spotless, he did not say why hast thou forsaken me.
firstname.lastname@example.org's comment on 2010-07-07 07:38:23:
jesus was man and he was god as man he cried out to the father who was tte spirit.he had to reconsile man backto god in the flesh on the cross
as1's comment on 2010-05-26 01:59:32:
I think it proves that Jesus wasn't a God !
If he were a god so why was he shouting My God My God since he was the God ?!! Calling himself !
Zinnia's comment on 2010-02-14 01:46:42:
This verse is contracdictory to MATTHEW 26:53-54, where Jesus have already said that if he urges to God, He will save him by sending angels, and he wouldn't urge to God so that the prophesy about him in previous scriptures was to be fulfilled. Then how it can be supposed that Jesus said "Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?" that he was asking Why God had left/forsaken him???
Beside if we read Matthew 27:11-26, we see that Governor Pilate was not willing to condemn Jesus to death. As he was a governor and holding power and right to give decision, he had every option not to condemn Jesus to death.I believe that JESUS WAS NOT CRUCIFIED, IT WAS ANOTHER PERSON WHO WAS CRUCIFIED INSTEAD OF HIM. And when that person felt severe pain of crucifixion he cried loudly saying "Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?"
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