The Lord’s Final Words

Q. I am ordering two copies of your your new book. I was wondering what you say the final words of Jesus were. I see varied answers.

A. If you’re referring to His final words from the cross, here’s what the Bible tells us. In Matt. 27:50 and Mark 15:37 we’re only told that Jesus cried out in a loud voice and then breathed His last. Luke 23:46 says what Jesus cried out were the words, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” John 19:30 says just before He gave up His spirit Jesus said, “It is finished”. Since John was an eyewitness who Jesus had previously addressed concerning the care of His mother (John 19:26-27), I believe he was in the best position to hear the Lord’s very last words.

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