It was already about noon. The sun’s light went out and darkness settled over the land until three o’clock. The big curtain in the sanctuary was split in two. And calling out with a loud cry, Jesus said, “O Father, I’m placing my spirit in your hands.” He said this and he died.
Now the police captain, when he saw how it had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a good man!” The whole crowd, who had come along for the sight, when they saw how it all turned out, went home heaving great sobs. And the people who had known him, with the women who had followed him all the way from Alabama, stood off in the distance to see what was going on.
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