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seven Words from the Cross


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The seven sentences which the Gospels record as spoken by Christ on the Cross. They are: (1) ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Lk. 23: 34); (2) ‘Today shalt thou be with me in paradise’ (Lk. 23: 43); (3) ‘Woman, behold they son! … Behold thy mother!’ ( Jn. 19: 26 f.); (4) ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ (Mt. 27: 46); (5) ‘I thirst’ (Jn. 19: 28); (6) ‘It is finished’ (Jn. 19: 30); (7) ‘Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit’ (Lk. 23: 46).

(1) ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Lk. 23: 34); (2) ‘Today shalt thou be with me in paradise’ (Lk. 23: 43); (3) ‘Woman, behold they son! … Behold thy mother!’ ( Jn. 19: 26 f.); (4) ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ (Mt. 27: 46); (5) ‘I thirst’ (Jn. 19: 28); (6) ‘It is finished’ (Jn. 19: 30); (7) ‘Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit’ (Lk. 23: 46).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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