(From: MATTHEW #47 - 27:27-56)
G. 27:27-56 MOCKING OF JESUS - SIGNS OF NATURE
1. 27:27-31 SOLDIERS MOCK JESUS IN PRAETORIUM
a. 27:27 JESUS SURRENDERED TO ROMAN SOLDIERS
TOte hoi stra-tiOtai tou he-geMOnos  pa-ra-laBONtes ton IeSOUN eis to praiTOri-on ,
Then the soldiers of the governor took :Jesus into the Praetorium,
suNEga-gon ep' auTON HOlen ten SPEIran .
andgathered unto him the whole band.
b. 27:28 And they stripped him andput on him a scarlet robe.
kai ekDUsan-tes auTON chlaMUda kokKInen pe-riEthe-kan auTO.
c. 27:29 MOCKERY OF JESUS BY SOLDIERS
kai PLExan-tes  STEpha-non  ex a-kanTHON  ePEthe-kan  ePI tes ke-phaLES auTOU,
And they platted a crown of thorns andput it on his :head,
kai KAla-mon  en te de-xiA  auTOU; kai go-nu-peTEsan-tes  EMpros-then auTOU,
and a reed in his :right hand; and they kneeled before him,
eNEpai-xan  auTO, LEgon-tes, CHAIre , ba-siLEU ton IouDAIon!
andmocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
d. 27:30 And they spit upon him, andtook the reed and struck him on the head.
kai empTUsan-tes eis auTON, Ela-bon ton KAla-mon kai Etup-ton eis ten ke-phaLEN auTOU.
e. 27:31 ON TO CRUCIFIXION
kai HOte eNEpai-xan auTO, eXEdu-san auTON ten chlaMUda,
And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe,
kai eNEdu-san auTON ta hiMAti-a auTOU, kai aPEga-gon  auTON eis to stauROsai .
and put on him his :garments, and led him away to :crucify him.
2. 27:32-44 CROSS-CARRIER - GALL - GARMENTS PARTED - RAILING
a. 27:32 SYMON OF CYRENE AND JESUS' CROSS
E-xerCHOme-noi de, HEUron ANthro-pon Ku-reNAIon, oNOma-ti SImo-na:
And coming out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name:
TOUton egGAreu-san , HIna Are  ton stauRON  auTOU.
and they compelled him to go, that he bear his :cross.
b. 27:33-34 JESUS BROUGHT TO GOLGOTHA
kai elTHONtes eis TOpon leGOme-non Gol-goTHA, HO es-tin, KraNIou,
And when they came unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say,
TOpos leGOme-nos, Edo-kan auTO piEIN  OInon meTA choLES  me-migMEnon :
Place of a skull, 34 they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall:
kai geuSAme-nos , ouk eTHEle-sen piEIN.
and having tasted it, he would not drink.
c. 27:35-36 JESUS CRUCIFIED
stauROsan-tes de auTON, di-e-meRIsan-to ta hiMAti-a auTOU,
And having crucified him, they parted his :garments among them,
BALlon-tes KLEron ; kai kaTHEme-noi eTEroun auTON eKEI.
casting a lot; 36and they sat andwatched him there.
d. 27:37 THE ACCUSATION ON THE CROSS
kai ePEthe-kan ePAno tes ke-phaLES auTOU ten aiTIan auTOU ge-gramMEnen,
And they set over his :head his :accusation written,
HOU-TOS es-tin IeSOUS ho ba-siLEUS ton IouDAIon.
THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
e. 27:38 Then are crucified with him two robbers, one on the right and one on theleft.
TOte stauROUNtai sun auTODUo leSTAI , heis ek de-xiON kai heis ex eu-oNUmon.
f. 27:39-40 JEWISH MOCKERY OF JESUS
hoi de pa-ra-po-reuOme-noi  e-blasPHEmoun auTON, kiNOUNtes tas ke-phaLAS auTON,
And who passed by railed on him, shaking their :heads,
kai LEgon-tes, Ho ka-taLUon ton naON ,
40and saying, Youthat destroys the temple,
kai en triSIN heMErais oi-ko-doMON , SOson se-auTON:
and builds itin three days, save yourself:
ei huiOS ei tou TheOU, kaTAbe-thi aPO tou stauROU.
if you are :God's Son, come down from the cross.
g. 27:41-42a MOCKERY BY JEWISH LEADERS
hoMOIos kai, hoi ar-chi-eREIS amPAIzon-tes , meTA ton gram-maTEon kai pres-buTEron,
Likewise also, the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders,
Ele-gon, ALlous Eso-sen; he-auTON ou DUnatai SOsai.
said, 42aHe saved others; himself he cannot save.
h. 27:42b He is King of Israel; let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him.
ba-siLEUS Is-raEL es-tin; ka-taBAtonun aPO tou stauROU, kai piSTEUso-men ep' auTON.
i. 27:43 He trusted on :God; let him deliver himnow, if he desires him: for he said [that] I am God's Son.
PEpoi-then ePI ton TheON; 'ruSAS-thonun, ei THElei auTON: EIpen gar [HOti] TheOU eiMI huiOS.
j. 27:44 And the robbers also that were crucified with him cast upon him the same reproach.
to d' auTO kai ho leSTAI hoi sun-stau-roTHENtes sun auTO oNEIdi-zon auTON.
3. 27:45-56 DARKNESS - LAST CRY - CENTURIAN'S CONFESSION
a. 27:45 Now from thesixth hour darkness was over all the earth until theninth hour.
A-PO de HEKtes HOras SKOtos eGEne-to ePI PAsan ten gen HEos HOras eNAtes.
b. 27:46 THE FORSAKEN CRY OF JESUS FROM THE CROSS
peRI de ten eNAten HOran eBOe-sen ho IeSOUS phoNEmeGAle , LEgon,
And about the ninth hour :Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
E-loI , e-loI, leMA sa-bach-thaNEI ? tout' EStin,
Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthanei? that is,
TheE mou, TheE mou, HIna TI me eg-kaTEli-pes ?
My God, my God, why did you forsake me?
c. 27:47 And some of them that stood there, when they heard it, said [that], This mancalls Elijah.
tiNES de ton eKEI he-steKOton, aKOUsan-tes, Ele-gon [HOti], E-LEIan phoNEI HOUtos.
d. 27:48 JESUS OFFERED DRINK
kai euTHEos draMON  heis ex auTON, kai laBON SPOGgon ,
And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge,
PLEsas  ti Oxous , kai pe-riTHEIS kaLAmo ePOti-zen  auTON.,
and filled itwith vinegar, and put it on a reed, andgave him to drink.
e. 27:49 And the rest said, Let be; let us see whether Elijah comes to save him.
hoi de loiPOI EIpan, Aphes; Ido-men ei ERche-tai E-LEIas SOson auTON.
f. 27:50 And :Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his:spirit.
ho de IeSOUS PAlin KRAxas phoNEmeGAle, aPHEken to PNEUma.
g. 27:51-53 SIGNS ATTENDANT ON OUR LORD'S DEATH
kai iDOU, to ka-taPEtas-ma  tou naOU eSCHISthe  ap' Ano-then  HEos KAto  eis DUo;
And lo, the veil of the temple was rent in two from top to bottom;
kai he ge eSEISthe ; kai hai PEtrai esCHISthe-san ; kai ta mneMEIa a-neOCHthe-san ;
and the earth shook; and the rocks were rent; 52and the tombs were opened;
kai polLA SOma-ta ton ke-koi-meMEnon  haGIon  eGERthe-san ;
and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised;
kai e-xelTHONtes  ek ton mneMEIon meTA ten Eger-sin  auTOU
53and coming forth from the tombs after his resurrection
eiSELthon eis ten haGIan POlin kai e-ne-phaNISthe-san  polLOIS.
entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.
h. 27:54 THE CENTURION'S STRONG RESPONSE
ho de e-kaTONtar-chos , kai hoi met' auTOU teROUNtes  ton IeSOUN,
Now the centurion, and they that werewith him watching :Jesus,
iDONtes ton seisMON , kai ta giNOme-na ,
when they saw the earthquake, and the thingsdone,
e-phoBEthe-san  SPHOdra , LEgon-tes, A-leTHOS  TheOU huiOS en HOUtos.
feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was aSon of God.
i. 27:55-56 THE WOMEN ACCOMPANYING JESUS AFAR OFF
Esan de eKEI guNAIkes polLAI aPO maKROthen the-oROUsai,
And many women were there beholding from afar,
HAIti-nes e-koLOUthe-san to IeSOU aPO tes Ga-liLAIas, di-a-koNOUsai  auTO:
who had followed :Jesus from :Galilee, ministering to him:
en hais en MaRIa he Mag-da-leNE, kai MaRIa he tou IaKObou
56among whom was Mariam :Magdalene, and Mary the mother of :James
kai IoSEPH MEter, kai he MEter ton huiON Ze-beDAIou.
and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
NOTE: 27:27-31 - It is so incredible that Jesus suffered and endured such contempt on behalf of the complete human race. Who knows how many of these soldiers had God's election upon them - had their eyes opened to whom Jesus truly was, and became members of His spiritual body? We will look with wonder and eternal gratitude upon our crucified, risen and glorified Lord, and for what He did for us. Hecame to be our Ransom, and was absolutely faithful unto death. Humanity will never be able to fully comprehend the love of God behind the price He paid!
- 27:32-44 - We do know that one of the two thieves had his mind supernaturally illumined as to who Jesus reallywas. “Remember me, when You come into Your Kingdom” - were his dying words. And He heard Jesus' words, “Truly I say unto you, this dayyou shall be with me in Paradise!” O - What grace! O - what eternal love! And was the dying thief worthy of such grace? Of course not! and neither is any one of us! Only the love of God - so rich and pure - can explain what started flowing out of Calvary to the dying thief, and has continued to flow forth to you and me! And as we share this “Good News” with our fellow man - we never know whose heart will be open to hear and receive this glad message!
27:45-56 - God signaled to earth such signs to ratify His approval for His Son and what He had just done - that not just the Centurion, but also the soldiers watching Jesus to His end, knewthat He was indeed a Son of God! Note too, that the spirit and life of Jesus was nottaken from Him - He yielded up and dismissedHis spirit back to God again. He was and is the Son of :man through human birth to a Jewish mother. But before Incarnation, He was the Eternal Son of God, a member of the Triune God. Can one understand and explain this? I can't. But like Billy Graham, I take the entire Bible by faith, and what I do not understand now, I will receive understanding in eternity! J.A.W.