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'It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things. '
The "Sting" of Friday
'When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. '
'Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. '
The "silence" of Saturday
'And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. '
The "surprise" of Sunday
'but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.