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Dec 5 14.4 The soldiers took Jesus garments and divided them four ways, a part for each soldier. They decided to cast lots for his one-piece seamless coat to fulfill the scripture, “They shared my garments and cast lots for my clothing.”

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they dont know what they are doing.”

Passersby mocked nodding, “He who destroys1 the temple and rebuilds it in three days, save yourself, as Gods Son, come down from the cross.” The rulers sneered. “He saved others, let him save himself2 as Gods Christ, the Chosen One.” The soldiers also mocked, offering him vinegar saying, “If you are the  king of the Jews, save yourself!”

One of the criminals next to him taunted: “Arent you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” The other retorted,  “Dont you fear God because youre in the same punishment?    Were getting our just reward, but he is innocent.3 He added, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.4