And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” It is the only saying that appears in more than one Gospel, and is a quote from Psalm 22:2.
This saying is taken by some as an abandonment of the Son by the Father.
What does Eloi Eloi lama Sabachthani mean?
And at the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, for what have you forsaken me?” This phrase, among the Sayings of Jesus on the cross, is given in these two versions.
How do you say my God my God why have you forsaken me in Hebrew?
In Mark’s gospel, the crucified Jesus quotes the opening words of Psalm 22:1: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark gives it in Aramaic:”Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Matthew changes the Aramaic “Eloi” to the Hebrew “Eli”: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” Luke doesn’t view crucifixion that way.
What does it mean to forsake God?
But it is often a mean word, suggesting leaving something or someone behind when they need you to stay. One way to remember the meaning of this verb — to abandon or desert — is to remember this little sentence: “For heaven’s sake, don’t leave me, or heaven is lost!” Lose the heaven, and you have forsake.
What do you do when you feel abandoned by God?
You’ve heard the speak. The saints who say, “Trust in God’s promises.” They felt abandoned by God, but hung on.
When we do our part God fulfills His promises so we can shine in the darkness and thrive in the light of God’s power.
- Stop Pointing Your Finger.
- Confess Your Sins to God.
- Focus on the Good.
- Remember Your Purpose.