Matthew 27:41

ESV So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
NIV In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him.
NASB In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying,
CSB In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him and said,
NLT The leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders also mocked Jesus.
KJV Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

What does Matthew 27:41 mean?

Matthew pictures a parade of mockers walking past the cross and hurling insults at Jesus (Matthew 27:35–40). Some might have been random travelers coming and going from the city (John 19:20). Others could have been those who recognized Jesus and had never liked His message (John 7:43; 9:16; 10:19). As shown here, some of this abuse was likely encouraged or even inspired by the religious leaders who had conspired to have Jesus executed (John 11:48–53).

Among the local leaders participating in this hate are chief priests, scribes, and elders. All three groups are represented on the Sanhedrin: the Jewish ruling body which condemned Jesus to death (Matthew 26:63–66) and coerced the Roman governor to carry out the execution (Matthew 27:24). Their words are hurtful, echoing the very same approach used by Satan. He had taunted Jesus to prove Himself as the Son of God by using His power contrary to God's will (Matthew 4:1–11).

Their mockery of Jesus takes the form of talking to each other, not directly to Him. They believe they have won, and Jesus has lost. They have come to viciously celebrate the results of their conspiracy (John 11:48–53).
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