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

  • A disciple
    "And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King." It has ever been the devil and his seed who have lied and accused and made war against the Lord Jesus Christ and always persecute the children of God. (Genesis 3:15)
  • A disciple
    "For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?" When Jesus warned His enemies that their hatred and hostility that they were spreading among the people was blasphemy of the Spirit that would never be forgiven; or when they stirred up the crowds to violence and demanding Jesus' crucifixion; did any of them feel sorry or change their wicked minds in the centuries since?
  • Bruce
    Don: that Sabbath Day was an high day,: John 19:31
  • Don
    There is a verse missing. (FOR THAT WAS A HIGH DAY!) There were two Sabaths the week Our Lord Jesus died on the Cross.
  • BSP
    Verse 7: Pilate did not want to pass judgment on Jesus because he found no fault in him. He sent him back to Herod so that he didn't have to deal with the situation.
  • Irene123
    Lk. 23:53 - 4-16-'17; Forensic scientists found no DNA in the empty tomb. He's ALIVE and never corrupted. Jesus is all He's ever been; nothing is lost." Ps. 16:10

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