I beat you to it.
I love theology and thank Seapeople for the challenge.
When people cry contradiction in the bible they seem to always quote verses from a bible version that is hundreds of years old, the King James. While
generally it is a good translation and its certainly done its job over the years, the English language inevitably will changes over a period of a
couple hundred of years.
Let’s look at the same Old Testament verses you quoted in a modern translation more appropriate for our era, the New King James. The New King James is
basically a revised version to accommodate the changes in modern English, all the thees and thous have been replaced amongst other things.
14 I, the LORD, have spoken it; it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not hold back, nor will I spare, nor will I relent; according to your
ways and according to your deeds they will judge you," says the Lord GOD.' "
14 So the LORD relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.
6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
There is no contradiction here due to the fact that the verse in Ezekial and Exodus are two different situations separated by many years. In the
Ezekial verse God is speaking specifically about the situation at that time and place, and the same goes for the exodus verse.
You can’t just pull two verses out of their context place them next to each other and cry contradiction because at first glance they seem to
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You
47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, "This Man is calling for Elijah!"
48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
49 The rest said, "Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him."
50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.'" Having said this, He breathed His
I have looked at these three verses carefully and in my opinion this was the order of Jesus’ last words:
My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. (Matthew 27:48)
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!
" (John 19:30)
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice ("Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.
'" Having said this, He breathed His last.[Luke
23:46]),and yielded up His spirit.(Matthew 27:50)
If you can follow what I have just presented here I think it clears up that problem.
Jesus said a few things in His last moments on the cross, perhaps the gospel writers recorded which words impacted them most, or something.