Matthew 27:49

“The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 27:49

The rest said, Let bee, let vs see whether Elias will come to saue him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the rest {of them} said, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the rest said, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to save him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the rest said, Let him be; let us see if Elijah will come to his help.
- Basic English Bible

But the rest said, Let be; let us see if Elias comes to save him.
- Darby Bible

The rest said, Forbear, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.
- Webster's Bible

while the rest said, "Let us see whether Elijah is coming to deliver him."
- Weymouth Bible

The rest said, "Let him be. Let's see whether Elijah comes to save him."
- World English Bible

But othir seiden, Suffre thou; se we whether Helie come to deliuer hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

but the rest said, `Let alone, let us see if Elijah doth come -- about to save him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 27:49

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:49

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|.

27:50 After he had cried with a loud voice - To show that his life was still whole in him. He dismissed his spirit - So the original expression may be literally translated: an expression admirably suited to our Lord's words, #John 10:18:| No man taketh my life from me, but I lay it down of myself. He died by a voluntary act of his own, and in a way peculiar to himself. He alone of all men that ever were, could have continued alive even in the greatest tortures, as long as he pleased, or have retired from the body whenever he had thought fit. And how does it illustrate that love which he manifested in his death? Insomuch as he did not use his power to quit his body, as soon as it was fastened to the cross, leaving only an insensible corpse, to the cruelty of his murderers: but continued his abode in it, with a steady resolution, as long as it was proper. He then retired from it, with a majesty and dignity never known or to be known in any other death: dying, if one may so express it, like the Prince of life.

27:51 Immediately upon his death, while the sun was still darkened, the veil of the temple, which separated the holy of holies from the court of the priests, though made of the richest and strongest tapestry, was rent in two from the top to the bottom: so that while the priest was ministering at the golden altar (it being the time of the sacrifice) the sacred oracle, by an invisible power was laid open to full view: God thereby signifying the speedy removal of the veil of the Jewish ceremonies the casting down the partition wall, so that the Jews and Gentiles were now admitted to equal privileges, and the opening a way through the veil of his flesh for all believers into the most holy place. And the earth was shaken - There was a general earthquake through the whole globe, though chiefly near Jerusalem: God testifying thereby his wrath against the Jewish nation, for the horrid impiety they were committing.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:49

Mt 27:49 Let be, let us see, etc. This was spoken in the way of interruption of him who was furnishing the draught of vinegar. According to Mark, he replied, and asked to be let alone (Mr 15:36).

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