What were the last 7 words of Jesus before he died on the cross?

Today we commemorate the death of Jesus on the cross.

His last words lift the veil on his path of suffering, his humanity, but also on the full conviction that he had to accomplish his Father's will. He knew that his death was not a defeat, but a victory over sin and death, for the salvation of more.

“Father, forgive them because they do not know what they are doing. "

Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. They divided his clothes, tossing lots.
Luke 23: 34

“I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise. "

Jesus answered him, Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.
Luke 23: 43

"Woman, here is your son". Then he said to the disciple: “Here is your mother”.

Jesus, seeing his mother, and the disciple whom he loved near her, said to his mother, Woman, here is your son. Then he said to the disciple, Here is your mother. And from that moment the disciple took her to his home.
Jean 19: 26-27

"My God, my God why did you abandon me? "

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice: Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Matthew 27: 46

" I am thirsty "

After that, Jesus, who knew that all was already consummated, said, that the scripture might be fulfilled: I am thirsty.
Jean 19: 28

“Everything is done. "

 When Jesus had taken the vinegar, he said: It is finished. And, bowing his head, he gave up the spirit.
Jean 19: 30

“Father, I commit my spirit to your hands. "

Jesus cried out with a loud voice: Father, I commit my spirit into your hands. And, saying these words, he expired.
Luke 23: 46

Article originally published in March 2018


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