John 19:30 states he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Here are my questions: 1. What paid the penalty of sin - his blood or his death. 2. Is there a difference between dying and giving up the ghost anotherwods did Jesus actually "die?" 3. What was the reason that John and the other disciples used the term "gave up the Ghost" instead of "died". ***** Matt 27:50 yielded up the ghost Mark 15:37 and gave up the ghost Luke 23:22 Father into thy hand I commend my spirit, and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.