- In the future (1 Chronicles 21:20 NIV; Luke 23:26-31; Mark 15:21; Romans 16:13)
- Now (Luke 23:32-34a; Isaiah 53:12; Psalm 22:16; Luke 23:34b-38; Psalm 22:18; John 19:24; Psalm 22:7-8; Luke 23:39-42; Judges 16:28; 1 Samuel 1:11; Luke 23:43; Genesis 2:8; Genesis 2:9; Genesis 2:10; Genesis 3:8; Revelation 2:7; Luke 15:21-23; John 10:18; Matthew 20:13-15; Revelation 12:11)
1 Chronicles 21:20 (NIV)
20 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret.
26 As they led Jesus away, a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, happened to be coming in from the countryside. The soldiers seized him and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27 A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women. 28 But Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For the days are coming when they will say, ‘Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.’ 30 People will beg the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and plead with the hills, ‘Bury us.’ 31 For if these things are done when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
21 A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the countryside just then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. (Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus.)
13 Greet Rufus, whom the Lord picked out to be his very own; and also his dear mother, who has been a mother to me.
32 Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him. 33 When they came to a place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross. And the criminals were also crucified—one on his right and one on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
12 I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.
16 My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs. An evil gang closes in on me.
34 And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. 35 The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” 36 The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. 37 They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 A sign was fastened above him with these words: “This is the King of the Jews.”
18 They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.
24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did.
7 Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying, 8 “Is this the one who relies on the Lord? Then let the Lord save him! If the Lord loves him so much, let the Lord rescue him!”
39 One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!” 40 But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? 41 We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”
Judges 16:28 (NKJV)
28 Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, “O Lord God, remember me..."
1 Samuel 1:11 (NKJV)
11 Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me..."
Luke 23:43 (two options)
43 And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise."
43 And Jesus replied, “I assure you today, you will be with me in paradise.”
8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed
8 καὶ ἐφύτευσεν κύριος ὁ θεὸς παράδεισον ἐν Εδεμ κατὰ ἀνατολὰς καὶ ἔθετο ἐκεῗ τὸν ἄνθρωπον ὃν ἔπλασεν
9 The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden...(NKJV)
9 καὶ τὸ ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς ἐν μέσῳ τῷ παραδείσῳ (LXX)
10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden
10 ποταμὸς δὲ ἐκπορεύεται ἐξ Εδεμ ποτίζειν τὸν παράδεισον
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden
8 καὶ ἤκουσαν τὴν φωνὴν κυρίου τοῦ θεοῦ περιπατοῦντος ἐν τῷ παραδείσῳ
Revelation 2:7 (Scripture Reading)
7 Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.
21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. ’ 22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’
18 No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.
13 Friend, I haven’t been unfair! Didn’t you agree to work all day for the usual wage? 14 I wanted to pay this last worker the same as you. 15 Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?
11 And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.