‘The Sayings of Jesus on the Cross’ or ‘the Seven Last Words from the Cross’ are seven expressions biblically attributed to Jesus during his crucifixion.
Traditionally, the brief sayings have been called “words”. They are gathered from the four Canonical Gospels.Three of the sayings appear only in the Gospel of Luke and three only in the Gospel of John. The other saying appears both in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark.
In Matthew and Mark, Jesus cries out to God. In Luke, he forgives his killers, reassures the penitent thief, and commends his spirit to the Father. In John, he speaks to his mother, says he thirsts, and declares the end of his earthly life.
Usually, a person’s last words carry a huge significance to what truly mattered to them. These seven sayings, being last words, may provide a way to understand what was ultimately important to our Lord Jesus who was dying on the cross
1.’Father Forgive them for they know not what they do.’ Luke 23:34
2.‘Today you will be with me in paradise’ Luke 23:43
3.‘…He said unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith He to the disciple, Behold thy mother!’ John 19:26,27
4.‘My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?’ Matthew 27:46
5.‘I Thirst’ John 19:28
6.‘It is Finished’ John 19:30
7.‘Father, Into Thy hands I commend My spirit’ Luke 23:46
These seven sayings are called words of: