The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the most important event in human history. It was on the cross that he died for our sins, and it was there that he rose again to conquer death forever.
But what did Jesus say? What were his final words? We don’t know exactly what he said, but we can infer from scripture what may have been said during this momentous event. Here are some of the key scriptures:
What Did Jesus Say On The Cross
1. “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23: 34)
Jesus said this to God when he was dying on the cross. He was forgiving those who were killing him and asking God to forgive them because they didn’t know what they were doing.
This is an example of Jesus’ compassion and forgiveness being even greater than ours. I think that if we were in danger of being killed, we would ask God to forgive those who are going to kill us because they don’t know what they’re doing. But Jesus went even further than this. He asked God to forgive them with no thought at all about how kind or unkind these people had been towards him or anyone else in his life (or our lives).
2. “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23: 43)
Jesus told the thief that he would be with him in paradise and that this would happen that very day.
The Lord told the thief exactly what he was going to do: “To day shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23: 43). And then Luke tells us that Jesus did exactly what He promised, “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou is with me in paradise.” This is a promise from God—it’s not something you’ll understand until after death.
3. “Woman, behold thy son! Behold thy mother!” (John 19: 26-27)
Jesus was aware of his mother’s presence and that she needed comfort. He was aware of his mother’s pain and sorrow, and he gave her peace. Jesus knew that Mary loved him very much and he also knew that she felt a deep sense of loss because he had died on the cross for our sins. Jesus desired to comfort her in any way possible, which is why he asked John to take care of His mother after His death on the cross.
Jesus also showed us how we should act towards those who have lost someone they love by asking John to take care of His mother after He died on the cross so that she would not be alone or feel as though no one cared about her anymore.
4. “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27: 46 and Mark 15: 34)
Jesus said, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
What did Jesus mean by this? Well, he wasn’t talking about a literal abandonment by God. In fact, Jesus was saying the opposite: that he was experiencing a feeling of abandonment. He was not saying that God had abandoned him or wasn’t with him at all; rather, he was experiencing a feeling of being alone in his suffering.
5. “I thirst” (John 19: 28)
“I thirst” (John 19: 28)
When Jesus said “I thirst,” he was asking for something to drink because he was thirsty. This means that he needed water to cool his throat and mouth, as we all need when we’re very thirsty. It also shows that Jesus was in pain since any human being would be if they had been on a cross for nine hours without food or water.
This phrase is important because it teaches us not only that Jesus wanted something, but also how much he wanted it—his thirsty words are a cry of desperation and anguish! We should remember this whenever we think about what kind of sacrifice He made for us; His thirst was so great that He couldn’t even stand up straight on the cross anymore!
6. “It is finished” (John 19: 30)
The Bible does not use the word “fail” or “failure.” The word “fail” means ‘to come to nothing’. It literally means that something is finished, it is over and done with. Jesus did not say “It has failed me” but instead said, “It is finished!” He did not say “It’s all my fault” but rather, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” What did he mean by this?
Jesus was perfect in every way; he had no flaws, no faults, and no failures in his life. His death on the cross was a total success because he fulfilled God’s plan for our redemption perfectly!
7. “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23: 46).
- “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23: 46).
- “Truly this was the Son of God” (Mark 15:39).
- “He is the King of Israel; let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him,” they said. They kept shouting at him, “Come down from the cross! Come down!” But he didn’t answer a word like that to them, but he prayed to God out loud like this: “Father, forgive them for what they’ve done against me. They don’t know what they’re doing.” Then he said something else too: “Forgive them all their sins…They are guilty of murder–but Jesus did not commit any crime!” Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and said:(John 19:30-33 NIV)
8. Jesus said some important things as he died on the cross
Did you know that Jesus was actually a real person? He lived in Palestine during the first century. There are plenty of books and documents from this time period that tell us about his life.
Jesus died on the cross. This is not just one opinion; it’s backed up by archaeological evidence, as well as other historical sources such as the Bible.
Jesus said some important things as he died on the cross: “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” and “My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?”
As you can see from the above quotes, Jesus said some very powerful, inspirational, and moving things as he died on the cross. He was a revolutionary figure in human history who taught that everyone is equal in God’s eyes and deserving of love. He also helped people understand how important it is to forgive others despite their mistakes or grudges against us because there are no exceptions when it comes down to our own faults being forgiven by God himself!