Matthew 27:47

“Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 27:47

Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, {began} saying, "This man is calling for Elijah."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And some of them stood there, when they heard it, said, This man calleth Elijah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And some of those who were near by, hearing it, said, This man is crying to Elijah.
- Basic English Bible

And some of those who stood there, when they heard [it], said, This [man] calls for Elias.
- Darby Bible

Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elijah.
- Webster's Bible

The man is calling for Elijah, said some of the bystanders.
- Weymouth Bible

Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, "This man is calling Elijah."
- World English Bible

And summen that stoden there, and herynge, seiden, This clepith Helye.
- Wycliffe Bible

And certain of those standing there having heard, said -- `Elijah he doth call;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 27:47

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:47


27:45 From the sixth hour, there was darkness over all the earth unto the ninth hour - Insomuch, that even a heathen philosopher seeing it, and knowing it could not be a natural eclipse, because it was at the time of the full moon, and continued three hours together, cried out, Either the God of nature suffers, or the frame of the world is dissolved. By this darkness God testified his abhorrence of the wickedness which was then committing. It likewise intimated Christ's sore conflicts with the Divine justice, and with all the powers of darkness.

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|.

27:48 One taking a sponge, filled it with vinegar - Vinegar and water was the usual drink of the Roman soldiers. It does not appear, that this was given him in derision, but rather with a friendly design, that he might not die before Elijah came. #John 19:28|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:47


Mt 27:47 This [man] calleth for Elijah. The resemblance between the word "Eli" and the name Elijah is very close in the original. There is an allusion to the belief that Elijah would come before the Messiah.

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