The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
See margin reference, (See Scofield) - (Mat 14:1).
Also (Luk 23:8); (Luk 23:11); (Luk 23:12); (Luk 23:15); (Luk 3:1).
For order of events at the crucifixion, see
(See Scofield) - (Mat 26:20).
(See Scofield) - (Mat 27:33).
The first note refers to the events of the night preceding; the second, the day of the event.
Jesus crucified is the true touchstone revealing what the world is: "The people stood beholding" in stolid indifference; the rulers, who wanted religion, but without a divine Christ crucified for their sins, "reviled"; the brutal amongst them mocked or railed; the conscious sinner prayed; the covetous sat down before the cross and played their sordid game. The cross is the judgment of this world. (Joh 12:31).
(See Scofield) - (Mat 3:2).
As to "paradise".
Compare (Luk 16:23).
(See Scofield) - (Luk 16:23).
One thief was saved, that none need despair; but only one, that none should presume.
(See Scofield) - (Mat 27:50).
(See Scofield) - (Rom 10:10).