Jesus made Seven Statements on the Cross

For over six agonizing hours Christ Jesus spoke seven times while He was nailed to and hung by those spikes on the cross. The following verses will establish the time of day on that Friday before the Passover Feast and will put His spoken words into chronological order:

Mark 15:25   Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.

In relation to our time-keeping, the Jewish day began at 6:00 a.m. Therefore the third hour would have been 9:00 a.m. From that nine o’clock hour until noon Jesus made His first three declarations.

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