“Then two bandits
One on his right
And one on his left.”
Τότε σταυροῦνται σὺν αὐτῷ δύο λῃσταί, εἷς ἐκ δεξιῶν καὶ εἷς ἐξ εὐωνύμων.
This is almost word for word in Mark, chapter 15:27. Luke, chapter 23:39-42, has a dialogue between Jesus and the two bandits or criminals on either side of Jesus, while on the cross. However, in John, chapter 19:18, there was only a simple mention of two other criminals crucified with him on either side of Jesus. Matthew said that there were two bandits or robbers crucified with Jesus (Τότε σταυροῦνται σὺν αὐτῷ δύο λῃσταί), one on his right side (εἷς ἐκ δεξιῶν), and the other on his left side (καὶ εἷς ἐξ εὐωνύμων). Matthew never mentioned any interaction of Jesus with either one of these two criminal bandits.