“Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds (πράσσω); but this man has done nothing wrong.” Luke 23:40-41 (ESV)
Can one interpret the penitent thief's confession to be not just the specific act that led him to the cross but rather an evaluation of his life in hindsight such that it reveals sin in a wider scope?
Two arguments for this:
- Strong's defines πράσσω as "to 'practise', i.e. perform repeatedly or habitually".
- Thayer's Greek Lexicon categorizes πράσσω as the committing of "nameless iniquities".
Sidenote: Strong contrasts πράσσω with ποιέω, where the former has a repeated/habitual nature but the latter is a single act. The latter is most famously used, and nearest in context, by Jesus in his famous statement on the cross:
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (ποιέω).” Luke 23:34 (ESV)