New International Version
He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
King James Bible
He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
Darby Bible Translation
He trusted upon God; let him save him now if he will [have] him. For he said, I am Son of God.
World English Bible
He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
Young's Literal Translation
he hath trusted on God, let Him now deliver him, if He wish him, because he said -- Son of God I am;'
Matthew 27:43 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If he will have him - Or, if he delight in him - ει θελει αυτον. The verbs θελω and εθελω, are used by the Septuagint in more than forty places for the Hebrew חפץ chaphets, which signifies, earnestly to desire, or delight in. Now as this is a quotation from Psalm 22:8, He trusted in the Lord, that he would deliver him; let him deliver him, (כי חפץ בו ki chaphets bo), for he Hath Delighted In Him: - ὁτι θελει αυτον, Sept. This will sufficiently vindicate the above translation; as the evangelist quotes the words from that version, with the simple change of ει, if, for ὁτι, because.
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LibraryThe Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
"He trusts in the LORD," they say, "let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him."
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is God's Messiah, the Chosen One."
and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
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