Luke 23:34

“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 23:34

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

Bible Commentary for Luke 23:34

Wesley's Notes for Luke 23:34

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.

People's Bible Notes for Luke 23:34

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.

Discussion for Luke 23:34

  • Michael Sleeman on Luke 23:34
    We are One

    When one is hurt, All are harmed.

    When one is helped, All are Healed,

    Therefore, in the name of who "I AM",

    and I am One with All; Always In All Ways

    I ask in Service to SourceINfinite CreatorThe Great Spirit Lord JesusAdonia Jeohshua that which is the Highest Good of All Concerned happen Here And Now and through all time and Space.

    I give thanks that this is done.

    So Be It And So It IS

    John 17:20-23

    20 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who [j]will believe in Me through their word;

    21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

    22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

    23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
  • Fheb on Luke 23:34
    Elva's comment:

    Dont you understand Jesus was the son of God and God was the Father.

    Thankyou Lord for redeeming us. For paying the highiest price for us. We love you Lord our God.
  • Tapiwa Mabhaudhi on Luke 23:34
    In earthly courts ignorance is no defence, but we see a high Priest slain his blood is defying all odds. In all the ignorance of the crucifiers the Lord is interceeding for them even if they did this through ignorance. There is no sin too strong for this special blood of the Lamb. Just receive him today stay blessed
  • Elva on Luke 23:34
    If Jesus is God, Who is he praying to on the Cross?
  • Nina - in Reply on Luke 23:34
    Jesus is God, but he is praying to God the Father, his Father in heaven, to help him in his agonies
  • Joseph Vitug on Luke 23:34
    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 on Luke 23:34
    GOD forgive and protect us all from a perverted and fornicating nation of people who have turned away from there creator.
  • Wilsom mungai on Luke 23:34
    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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