Luke 23:34 (KJV)
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

These are the first of several sentences spoken by Christ on the cross as he was dying in agony. Christ interceded for the sinners hoping for their repentance. The crucifiers were acting in ignorance, blinded by sin. Christ came to remove sin so instead of condemnation His plea was for forgiveness.

I heard a person say if the constitution of the United States is the standard for our government then as you move far to the left you become a radical liberal; however if you move far to the right you become an extreme conservative. There is currently an effort in place to make a translation of the Bible that promotes some extreme conservative views. God�s Scriptures are our standard and if we are not careful we can move too far to the right or left in our thought on how the bible should be translated to conform to our thoughts. Quoting from the web page says, �The Conservative Bible Project is a project to render God's word into modern English while removing liberal distortions.� The page then goes on to say, �First Example - Liberal-Promoted Falsehood - The earliest, most authentic manuscripts of the Gospel According to Luke lack this verse fragment set forth at the start of Luke 23:34:Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Is this a corruption of the original, perhaps promoted by liberals without regard to its authenticity? This does not appear in any other Gospel, and the simple fact is that some of the persecutors of Jesus did know what they were doing. This quotation is a favorite of liberals, although it does not appear in the earliest and best manuscripts of the Gospel of Luke. It should not appear in a conservative Bible, because in point of fact Jesus might never had said it at all.�

Didn�t Jesus die for all sinners? Didn�t Jesus preach forgiveness? Why would someone think Jesus asking the Father for the forgiveness of those in sin was a theological liberal view? In fact Jesus now stands before the Father according to the scriptures making intercession on our behalf. We are warned in the Bible there will be those who will distort the truth. Pray God will always reveal the truth to you and others.