The Thief that knew Jesus Matthew 27:38-44; Mark 15:27-32; Luke 23:39-43; John 19:18 Jesus was crucified between two robbers (Matt.27:38) and they both insulted Him (Matt. 27:44; Mk.15:32) just as the crowd did (v.44). When Jesus was crucified between two thieves scripture was being fulfilled which said “He was numbered with transgressors” (Mk. 15:28; Isa. 53:12). However in Luke’s account of the Gospel he states that as one thief insults Jesus the other defend the Lord (Luke 23:39). The one thief seems to have a change of heart (v.40), Why? It is clear that this thief came to faith or had a belief in Christ, either way he repented and confessed, which is not salvation by faith alone. You see that even the thief's faith was being perfected by works: Repentance and confession.