commend my spirit
23:46 commend my spirit. This is Christ’s seventh, and last, word from the cross (for the others, see Luke 23:34; John 19:26; Luke 23:43; Matthew 27:46; John 19:28,30). After the three hours of darkness (Luke 23:44) when the Father had forsaken Him, and Christ could only call Him “My God” (Matthew 27:46), the work was finished (John 19:30) and Christ could again call Him “Father.” Furthermore, no mere human being could, simply of his own volition, dismiss His spirit from His own body. But Christ again was fully God as well as man, so could and did do exactly that.