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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

23:34 forgive them. This is the first “word” from the cross. In previous times Jesus Himself had directly forgiven sins (e.g., Matthew 9:6), but on the cross He was limited to only His human resources, especially the resource of prayer.

23:34 know not. Jesus did not pray for forgiveness of willful sin (Hebrews 10:26).

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