Luke 23:41
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New International Version
We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."

King James Bible
And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

Darby Bible Translation
and *we* indeed justly, for we receive the just recompense of what we have done; but this [man] has done nothing amiss.

World English Bible
And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."

Young's Literal Translation
and we indeed righteously, for things worthy of what we did we receive back, but this one did nothing out of place;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Dost not thou fear God - The sufferings of this person had been sanctified to him, so that his heart was open to receive help from the hand of the Lord: he is a genuine penitent, and gives the fullest proof he can give of it, viz. the acknowledgment of the justice of his sentence. He had sinned, and he acknowledges his sin; his heart believes unto righteousness, and with his tongue he makes confession unto salvation. While he condemns himself he bears testimony that Jesus was innocent. Bishop Pearce supposes that these were not robbers in the common sense of the word, but Jews who took up arms on the principle that the Romans were not to be submitted to, and that their levies of tribute money were oppressive; and therefore they made no scruple to rob all the Romans they met with. These Jews Josephus calls λῃσται, robbers, the same term used by the evangelists. This opinion gains some strength from the penitent thief's confession: We receive the reward of our deeds - we rose up against the government, and committed depredations in the country; but this man hath done nothing amiss - ατοπον, out of place, disorderly, - nothing calculated to raise sedition or insurrection; nor inconsistent with his declarations of peace and good will towards all men, nor with the nature of that spiritual kingdom which he came to establish among men; though he is now crucified under the pretense of disaffection to the Roman government.

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we indeed.

Luke 15:18,19 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you...

Leviticus 26:40,41 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me...

Joshua 7:19,20 And Joshua said to Achan, My son, give, I pray you, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession to him...

2 Chronicles 33:12 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

Ezra 9:13 And after all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass...

Nehemiah 9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day...

Daniel 9:4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God...

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 John 1:8,9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

but.

Luke 23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man has done nothing amiss.

Luke 22:69,70 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God...

Matthew 27:4,19,24,54 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that...

1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

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A Soul's Tragedy
'Then Herod questioned with Him in many words; but He answered him nothing.'--LUKE xxiii. 9. Four Herods play their parts in the New Testament story. The first of them is the grim old tiger who slew the infants at Bethlehem, and soon after died. This Herod is the second--a cub of the litter, with his father's ferocity and lust, but without his force. The third is the Herod of the earlier part of the Acts of the Apostles, a grandson of the old man, who dipped his hands in the blood of one Apostle,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Jesus and Pilate
'And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14. Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I having examined Him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse Him: 15. No, nor yet Herod; for I sent you to him: and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto Him. 16. I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him. 17. (For of necessity he must release one unto them
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Believing Thief
Remember, beloved friends, that our Lord Jesus, at the time he saved this malefactor, was at his lowest. His glory had been ebbing out in Gethsemane, and before Caiaphas, and Herod, and Pilate; but it had now reached the utmost low-water mark. Stripped of his garments, and nailed to the cross, our Lord was mocked by a ribald crowd, and was dying in agony: then was he "numbered with the transgressors," and made as the offscouring of all things. Yet, while in that condition, he achieved this marvellous
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 35: 1889

Christ's Plea for Ignorant Sinners
"Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."--Luke 23:34. WHAT tenderness we have here; what self-forgetfulness; what almighty love! Jesus did not say to those who crucified him, "Begone!" One such word, and they must have all fled. When they came to take him in the garden, they went backward, and fell to the ground, when he spoke but a short sentence; and now that he is on the cross, a single syllable would have made the whole company fall to the ground, or flee away
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892

Cross References
Luke 23:40
But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?

Luke 23:42
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

1 Thessalonians 2:10
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed.

1 Peter 2:23
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

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