Friday, September 21, 2007

Father Forgive Them

32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with Him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him, along with the criminals — one on His right, the other on His left. 34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." [a] And they divided up His clothes by casting lots.

35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at Him. They said, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."

36 The soldiers also came up and mocked Him. They offered Him wine vinegar 37 and said, "If You are the king of the Jews, save Yourself."

38 There was a written notice above Him, which read: "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

-Luke 23:32-38