The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ – A Harmony of Events

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1. Jesus arrived at Golgotha (Matt. 27:33; Mark 15:22; Luke 23:33; John 19:17).

2. He refused the offer of wine mixed with myrrh (Matt. 27:34; Mark 15:23).

3. He was nailed to the cross between the two thieves (Matt. 27:35–38; Mark 15:24–28; Luke 23:33–38; John 19:18).

4. He gave His first cry from the cross: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).

5. The soldiers took Jesus’ garments, leaving Him naked on the cross (Matt. 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23).

6. The Jews mocked Jesus (Matt. 27:39–43; Mark 15:29–32; Luke 23:35–37).

7. He conversed with the two thieves (Luke 23:39–43).

8. He gave His second cry from the cross, “I tell you the truth; today you will be with Me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).

9. He spoke the third time, “Woman, here is your son” (John 19:26–27).

10. Darkness came from noon to 3 P.M. (Matt. 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44).

11. He gave His fourth cry, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matt. 27:46–47; Mark 15:34–36).

12. His fifth cry was, “I am thirsty” (John 19:28).

13. He drank “wine vinegar” (John 19:29).

14. His sixth cry was, “It is finished” (John 19:30).

15. He drank wine vinegar from a sponge (Matt. 27:48; Mark 15:36).

16. He cried a seventh time, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit” (Luke 23:46).

17. He dismissed His spirit by an act of His own will (Matt. 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46; John 19:30).

18. The temple curtain was torn in two (Matt. 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45).

19. Roman soldiers admitted, “Surely He was the Son of God” (Matt. 27:54; Mark 15:39).

 

Louis A. Barbieri Jr., “Matthew,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 88.