4. Tested in God's Sovereignty by Death
17 And abearing the cross for Himself, He went out to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,
18 Where they crucified Him, and with Him atwo others, on this side and that, and Jesus in the middle.
19 And Pilate wrote a notice also and put it on the cross; and it was written, Jesus The aNazarene, The bKing Of The JEWS.
20 This notice therefore many of the Jews read, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in 1Hebrew, in 1Latin, and in 1Greek.
21 The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate, Do not write, The King of the Jews, but that He said, I am the King of the Jews.
22 Pilate answered, 1What I have written, I have written.
23 The soldiers then, when they had crucified Jesus, 1atook His garments and made four parts, a part for each soldier, and they took the 2tunic as well. But the 2tunic was seamless, woven from the top throughout.
24 They said therefore to one another, Let us not tear it, but let us cast lots for it to see whose it shall be, that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says, a"They divided My garments among themselves, and for My clothing they cast lots.'' So then the soldiers 1did these things.
25 And there were standing by the cross of Jesus His mother and His mother's 1sister and Mary the wife of Clopas and aMary the Magdalene.
26 Then Jesus, seeing His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing by, said to His mother, aWoman, 1behold, your son.
27 Then He said to the disciple, 1Behold, your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had now been finished and so that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, aI 1bthirst.
29 There was lying there a vessel full of vinegar; therefore, they put a sponge full of vinegar on hyssop and brought it to His mouth.
30 Then when Jesus had taken the 1vinegar, He said, It is 2finished! And He bowed His head and delivered up His spirit.