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Thursday, May 14, 2009

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SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #576
THE SEVEN LAST WORDS ON THE CROSS

I. The First Word

And Jesus said: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)


UNBELIEF: Now, would the chief priests and scribes have believed if Jesus had come down alive from the Cross? No! They saw the wonders which accompanied His death, and were convinced of the truth of the most wonderful of all miracles, namely His Resurrection from the dead, but in spite of all, they hardened their hearts and would not believe.



  [From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)



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