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Chapter 10

The Sufferings of Christ before Death

Christ Crowned with Thorns

When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail King of the Jews!"  Matthew 27:29

And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head.  Mark 15:17

And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe.  John 19:2
Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!"  - -5


Christ Scourged

Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.  
Matthew 27:26

So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be crucified.  Mark 15:15

So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.  John 19:1


Prophecy of His Blows

The LORD GOD has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away.  Isaiah 50:5
I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.  - -6
Just as many were astonished at you, so His visage was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men.  - 52:14

Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops; He has laid siege against us; they will strike the judge of Israel with a rod on the cheek.  
Micah 5:1


Christ Stricken

And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Do You answer the high priest like that?"  John 18:22
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"  - -23


Spit Upon

Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands.  Matthew 26:67
Saying, "Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?"  - -68
Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.  
- 27:30

Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, "Prophesy!" And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands.  Mark 14:65


Blindfolded

Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him.  Luke 22:63
And having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, "Prophesy! Who is it that struck You?"  - -64
And many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.  - -65


Bitter Sarcasms

And began to salute Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"  Mark 15:18
Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him.  - -19

Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with their hands.  John 19:3
Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"   - - 14


Prophecy of Apparel

Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One who is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength? "I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."  Isaiah 63:1
Why is Your apparel red, and Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?  - -2
I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, and trampled them in My fury; their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I have stained all My robes. - -3
For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come.  - -4
I looked, but there was no one to help, and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me; And My own fury, it sustained Me.  - -5


Ludicrous Apparel

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him.  Matthew 27:27
And they stripped Him and put a scarlet rope on Him.  - -28
Then when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.  - -31

Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison.  Mark 15:16
And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head.  - -17
And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.  - -20

Then Herod, with his men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.  Luke 23:11


Cross Borne

Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross.  
Matthew 27:32

Now they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross.  Mark 15:21
And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.  - -22

Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.  Luke 23:26

And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.
 John 19:17

Reflections

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of GOD.  1 Corinthians 1:18

But GOD forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our LORD Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  Galatians 6:14

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.  Philippians 3:18

Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.  Colossians 2:14


Inference

Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.  
Hebrews 13:12
Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.  - -13


Prophecy of the Two Thieves

Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.  
Isaiah 53:12

"For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me; `And He was numbered with the transgressors.' For the things concerning Me have an end."  
Luke 22:37


Two Thieves

Then the two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.  Matthew 27:38

With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.  Mark 15:27
So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with the transgressors."  - -28

There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death.
Luke 23:32

Where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.  John 19:18


Their Sayings

Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.  Matthew 27:44

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, "If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us."  Luke 23:39
But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, "Do you not even fear GOD, seeing you are under the same condemnation?"  - -40
"And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong."  - -41