27:50 a loud voice. The “loud voice” was undoubtedly the great victory cry: “It is finished!” (John 19:30). He had not only suffered the terrible physical pain, but also the essence of hell itself. Thus, He could now merely commit His Spirit into the hands of His Father (Luke 23:46).
27:50 the ghost. The death of Christ was uniquely volitional. No other man or woman can simply decide to die and then yield up the ghost, but He did. “No man taketh it from me,” He said, “but I lay it down of myself” (John 10:18).