The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

163. The Criminal on the Cross

        39One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Son of God? Save yourself and us!”
        40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
        43And he said to him, "Verily, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
        26When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loveda standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!”
        And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
        (Lk. 23:39–43; Jn. 19:26–27)

a   “the disciple whom he loved”—John, the writer of this gospel, is here referring to himself. It was John who cared for Jesus' mother, Mary, at this tragic time of her son's crucifixion, and then took her to live at his home.

Lk. 23:39  the Son of God? / the Christ? (RSV)
Lk. 23:42  said, "Lord, remember (KJV) / said, “Jesus, remember (RSV)
Lk. 23:43  him, "Verily, I (KJV) / him, “Truly, I (RSV)   (187:4/2008–10)