Darkness and Dereliction - Dan Harper
Matthew 27:35–46 (ESV)
Matthew 27:35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.
Matthew 27:36 Then they sat down and kept watch over him there.
Matthew 27:37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
Matthew 27:38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
Matthew 27:39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads
Matthew 27:40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
Matthew 27:41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
Matthew 27:42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
Matthew 27:43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
Matthew 27:44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”