Matthew 27:42

“He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He saued others, himselfe he cannot saue: If he be the King of Israel, let him now come downe from the Crosse, and we will beleeue him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is the King of Israel; let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A saviour of others, he has no salvation for himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will have faith in him.
- Basic English Bible

He saved others, himself he cannot save. He is King of Israel: let him descend now from the cross, and we will believe on him.
- Darby Bible

He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he is King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
- Webster's Bible

He saved others, they said, "himself he cannot save! He is the King of Israel! Let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in him.
- Weymouth Bible

He saved others, but he can't save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.
- World English Bible

seiden, He made othere men saaf, he may not make hym silf saaf; if he is kyng of Israel, come he now doun fro the crosse, and we bileuen to hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

`Others he saved; himself he is not able to save! If he be King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:42


Mt 27:42 He saved others. This may be ironical, but if Christ had saved himself he could not have saved others. If he is King of Israel. The language is that of taunt, and refers to the inscription upon the cross.

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