My research says that Matthew mistranslated “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?”


I am sorry I am going to have to agree with the guy who questioned you on "Could Jesus have said "My God, my God, for this I was kept?".

Yeshua, the Son of God, AKA Jesus Christos, Jesus Christ spoke Aramaic and while Matthew was a Greek scholar, he merely recorded the words of Yeshua and 43 years of research tells me that My God, My God for this I was kept isn't too bad, its better than the demonic words used, God never forsake Christ (hello! Christ could have come down off that cross at any time, he didn't need God's help or permission).

A more accurate translation of the Aramaic in question would be:

My God My God, for this purpose was I spared  OR

My God My God, for this reason did I come.


Personal opinions don't constitute proof. Since you lack hard evidence, there really isn't anything to talk about.


I have hard evidence, The word of God as written in Aramaic before it was ever translated to Greek.

More hard evidence is easy if you know Aramaic and know how to translate it into English.

I don't have any personal opinions about the word of God just what it says.  I form opinions about folks who act as if they worship the one true God but inside worship Satan in secret.

I do know that God hates Idolatry as he clearly states over and over.  And I do know that those who commit Idolatry are in trouble!  And those who worship Jesus Christ as God committed idolatry.

If you think Jesus Christ is God you are not redeemed and still in your sins.

A clue for the ignorant:  Yeshua is the Son of God and those who worship him as God commit Idolatry


Wrong on both counts.

Please cite the Aramaic source text that existed prior to the Greek text. (It doesn't exist.) What people have done is guess what the Aramaic text might have been if the Aramaic existed before the Greek. However, we know that the New Testament was originally written in Greek, in part because the Aramaic is translated into Greek. See: Was Matthew originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic? for details.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).  See: Jesus Is God for numerous other proofs.

It is too bad that you don't believe in the inspiration of the New Testament, but I can't help a man who sets himself up against God and thinks he knows more than the Holy Spirit.

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