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

  • Steve morrow
    mild bill luke23:39 and one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on HIM saying if thou be CHRIST save thyself and us 40 but the other answering rebuked him saying dost not thou fear GOD seeing thou art in the same condemnation PSALM 34:11 COME YE CHILDREN HEARKEN UNTO ME I WILL TEACH YOU THE FEAR OF THE LORD PRO2:5 THEN SHALT THOU UNDESTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
  • Irene123
    V. 56 - " ... and rested the Sabbath day ... "; this was still the dispensation under the law. The New covenant didn't begin until Jesus ascension. Actually there was a space of time when several things happened that signaled the end of O.T. law: Jesus' crucifixion, the vail rent (that vail was 4" thick btw, Jesus appeared after 3 says, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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...

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