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Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #5 Matthew 27:24-26 – “His Blood Come Upon Us!”

Matthew 27:24-26 – “His Blood Come Upon Us!”

|| Mark 15:15; Luke 23:24, 25; John 19:1

MT27:24 Realizing none of this accomplished anything but only aroused the mob more, Pilate took water and washed off his hands opposite the mob, telling them, “I am innocent of this man’s blood.[1] You do as you please.” MT27:25 After Pilate responded, all the people said, “His blood come upon us and upon our own children!” MT27:26 Then Pilate released Barabbas to them but had Jesus whipped[2] and handed over for execution.[3]


[1] I am innocent of this man’s blood: Or, KNX: I have no part in the death of this innocent man; WEY: I am not responsibility for this bloodshed.

[2] Whipped: Or, KJV: scourged; NEB: flogged. Compare 1 Peter 2:24. John 19:3 adds, “Also, they would give him slaps in the face.”

[3] Execution: The Greek is STAUROTHE or ‘put upon a stake (cross).’



Matthew 27 – The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – Bible Students Intro

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hous: Trial, Execution and Burial – #1 Matthew 27:1-2 – Priests Hand Jesus Over to Pilate

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hous: Trial, Execution and Burial – #2 Matthew 27:3-10 – Judas Hangs Himself

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hous: Trial, Execution and Burial – #3 Matthew 27:11-14 – “Are You King of the Jews?”

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hous: Trial, Execution and Burial – #4 Matthew 27:15-23 – Barabbas or Jesus?


Related articles

  1. Pontius Pilate Who Was He?
  2. Pilate Questions Jesus (Matthew 27:11 – 14; Mark 15:1 – 5; Luke 23:1 – 4; John 18:28 – 38)
  3. E49 Q62 Why does the Creed say that Jesus suffered under the Roman governor Pontius Pilate?
  4. Luke 23: 13 – 25 Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Part 3
  5. How The Good News Of The Gospel Fits Into God’s Plan – Part 6/The Messiah
  6. The Crowd Demands The Release of Barabbas (Matthew 27:15 – 23; Mark 15:6 – 14; Luke 23:13 – 23; John 18:39, 40)

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #4 Matthew 27:15-23 – Barabbas or Jesus?

Matthew 27:15-23 – Barabbas or Jesus?

|| Mark 15:6-14; Luke 23:13-23; John 18:38b-40

MT27:15 Now according to the custom[1] during the [Jewish] festivals the governor would release a prisoner by the choice of the crowd. MT27:16 At that time there was a notorious prisoner named Barabbas.[2] MT27:17 Leading [Barabbas and Jesus] together [before the crowd] Pilate asked them: “Who do you want me to release? Barabbas or the one called ‘Messiah’ – Jesus?” MT27:18 For Pilate realized it was because of jealousy[3] [the religious hierarchy] had turned Jesus over to him. MT27:19 Now while sitting on his judgment-seat Pilate’s woman approached him and warned, “A dream about him has tormented me[4] today! Have nothing to do with[5] that righteous man!” MT27:20 But the religious hierarchy and the Jewish elders persuaded the crowd so that they asked for the release of Barabbas, while they should destroy Jesus. MT27:21 Governor Pilate responded and asked the crowd: “Which of the two do you want me to release?” The crowd said, “Barabbas!” MT27:22 Pilate asked, “So what shall I do with Jesus, the one said to be ‘Messiah’?” The mob screamed, “Execute him!”[6] MT27:23 Pilate asked: “For what crime?” But the mob cried even louder,[7] “Execute him!”


[1] Custom: Possibly a Jewish custom for John 18:39 adds, “You have a custom that I should release a man to you at the Passover.”

[2] Barabbas: John 18:40 adds, “… a robber.” Mark 15:7 adds, “… in bonds with the seditionists, who in their sedition had committed murder.” His name is mentioned 11 times in the Gospels. His name possibly means, “Son of the teacher.” (A rabbi’s son?)

[3] Because of jealousy: Or, PME: through sheer malice.

[4] A dream about him has tormented me: Or, KNX: I dreamed I suffered much on his account; NEB: I was much troubled; GDSP: for I have just had a painful experience in a dream about him; PME: I went through agonies dreaming about him last night.

[5] Have nothing to do with: Or, KNX: do not meddle with this innocent man; BECK: let that righteous man alone.

[6] Execute him: The Greek is STAUROTHETO which literally means to impale on a stake or tree. Traditionally this is “crucify him.” Some think the root word STAUROS means a simple upright pole without a cross-beam. Others believe the word to include a stake with a cross-beam. Research the word cross or STAUROS. Because of the two views – each with their logical reasons – we choose a neutral phrase execute or instrument of execution. When the Greek XYLON is used we will prefer “tree.” Those who wish may read “crucify him!”

[7] The mob cried even louder: KJV: a tumult was made; RSV: a riot was beginning; KNX: the uproar only became worse; LAM: confusion was increasing.



Matthew 10:32-39 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: I Came to Cause Division

Matthew 16:24-28 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: A Disciple Must Disown Self

Matthew 26 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Last days of Jesus Christ #1 Matthew 26:1-2 – Two Days Before Execution

Matthew 27 – The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – Bible Students Intro

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #1 Matthew 27:1-2 – Priests Hand Jesus Over to Pilate

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #2 Matthew 27:3-10 – Judas Hangs Himself

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #3 Matthew 27:11-14 – “Are You King of the Jews?”


Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #5 Matthew 27:24-26 – “His Blood Come Upon Us!”

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #6 Matthew 27:27-31 – Jesus Afflicted by Troops

Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #7 Matthew 27:32-37 – Executed at Golgotha


Additional reading

  1. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 4
  2. Swedish theologian finds historical proof Jesus did not die on a cross
  3. A Book to trust #11 Archaeology confirming or denying claims of the Bible #2 New Testament


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  4. Jesus Christ or Barabbas
  5. The Last Time Whites Listened to Jews, Deicide Happened
  6. The (in)justice of the mob in Luke 23

Hebraic Roots Bible Matthew Chapter 27

"Give us Barabbas!" (from The Bible ...

“Give us Barabbas!” (from The Bible and its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons, 1910). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 And early morning occurring, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel together against Yahshua, so as to put Him to death.
2 And binding Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 Then Judas, the traitor, seeing that He was condemned, repenting, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,  4 saying, I sinned, betraying innocent blood. But they said, What is it to us? You see to  it. 5 And tossing the silver pieces into the sanctuary, he left. And going away he hanged himself.
6 And taking the pieces of silver, the chief priests said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.
7 And taking counsel, they bought of them the field of a potter, for burial for strangers. 8 So that field was called Field of Blood until today.
9 Then was fulfilled that spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him who had been priced, on whom they of the sons of Israel set a price, 10 and gave them for the field of a potter, as Yahweh directed me. (Zech.112, 1)

11 And Yahshua stood before the governor. And the governor questioned Him, saying, Are You the King of the Jews? And Yahshua said to him, You have said it.
12 And when He was accused by the chief priests and the elders, He answered nothing.
13 Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?
14 And He did not answer him, not even to one word, so that the governor greatly marveled.

15 And at a feast, the governor customarily released one prisoner to the crowd, whom they wished.
16 And they had then a notable prisoner, Bar-abbas.
17 Then they, having been assembled, Pilate said to them, Whom do you wish I may release to you, Barabbas, or Yahshua being called Messiah? 18 For he knew they delivered Him up through envy.
19 But as he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Let nothing be to you and that just one. For I have suffered many things today by a dream because of Him.
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds, that they should ask for Bar-abbas, and to destroy Yahshua.
21 And answering, the governor said to them, From the two, which do you wish that I release to you? And they said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate said to them, What then should I do to Yahshua being called Messiah? They all say to him, Crucify Him!
23 But the governor said, For what badness did He do? But they the more cried out, saying, Crucify!
24 And seeing that nothing is gained, but rather an uproar occurs, taking water, Pilate washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous one; you do as you please.
25 And answering, all the people said, let His blood be on us and on our children.
26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But having scourged Yahshua with whips, he delivered Him up that He might be crucified.

27 Then taking Yahshua into the praetorium, the soldiers of the governor gathered all the cohort against Him.
28 And stripping Him, they put a scarlet cloak around Him.
29 And they wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed down upon their knees before Him and they were mocking at Him and saying, ”Peace, King of the Jews.”
30 And spitting at Him, they took the reed and struck at His head.

31 And when they had mocked Him, they stripped off His cloak, and they put His garments on Him and led Him away to crucify Him.
32 And going out, they found a man, a Cyrenean, named Simon. They compelled this one, that he carry His cross beam.

33 And coming to a place called Golgotha, which is called, the Skull(head), 34 they gave Him vinegar mingled with gall to drink. And having tasted, He would not drink.
35 And having crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting a lot, that might be fulfilled that spoken by the prophet, “They divided My garments to themselves, and they cast a lot over My clothing.” (Ps 22:18)

36 And sitting down, they guarded Him there.
37 And they placed over His head the reason for His death in writing, THIS IS YAHSHUA, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then two bandits were crucified with Him, one off the right, and one off the left of Him.
39 But those passing by, blasphemed Him, shaking their heads, 40 and saying, You the one razing the sanctuary and building it in three days, if You are the Son of Elohim, come down from the torture stake.
41 And in the same way, the chief priests with the scribes and elders, mocking, said, 42 He saved others; He is not able to save Himself. If He is the King of Israel, let Him come down now from the torture stake and we will  believe Him.
43 He trusted on Yahweh. Let Him rescue Him now, if He desires Him.
For He said, I am Son of Yahweh.
44 And also the bandits crucified with Him defamed Him, saying the same.

45 And from the sixth hour there  was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour, Yahshua cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani; that is, “My El, My El, why did You honor Me to be here?”
47 And hearing, some of those standing there said, This one calls Elijah.
48 And at once, one of them running and taking a sponge, and filling it with “vinegar,” put it on a reed and “gave drink to Him.” (Ps 69:21)
49 But the rest said, Let be; let us see if Elijah is coming to save Him.
50 And crying again with a loud voice, Yahshua released His spirit.
51 And, behold! The veil of the sanctuary was torn into two from above as far as below. And the earth quaked, and the rocks were sheared!
52 And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.
53 And coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the holy city and were seen by many.
54 But the centurion and those with him guarding Yahshua, seeing the earthquake and the things taking place, they feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this One was Son of Elohim.
55 And many women were there, watching from afar off, those who followed Yahshua from Galilee, ministering to Him; 56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Jacob and Hosea, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 And evening having come, a rich man from Arimathea (Joseph by name) who also himself was a disciple of Yahshua,
58 coming up to Pilate, this one asked for the body of Yahshua. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given.
59 And taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in a shroud of fine linen, 60 and he laid it in his new tomb which was hewn in rock. And they rolled a large boulder and they placed it upon the entrance of the tomb. And they departed.
61 And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting across from the grave.

62 And on the next day, which was after the sunset, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered with Pilate, 63 saying, Sir, we have recalled that that deceiver while living said, After three days I will rise.
64 Therefore, command that the grave be secured until the third day, that His disciples may not come by night and steal Him away, and may say to the people, He is raised from the dead. And the last deception will be worse   than the first.
65 And Pilate said to them, ”You have the guards. Go and take precautions as you know.”
66 And they departed and took precautions by the grave and set a seal upon that stone together with the guards.


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  • Jesus goes on trial (
    For many surrounding Jesus the day before and of His crucifixion, it was all about power. The religious leaders were jealous of Jesus’ authority and sway with the people, and feared losing their standing. Pilate needed to maintain order and power, and gave in to the crowds to pacify them and secure his reputation with Rome. The disciples argued about who would be the greatest in the kingdom during the Passover feast.
  • Crucify Him! (the song) (
    I would Never scream, “Crucify Him!” If I were there, how could I possibly say that I would rather have Pilate release a prisoner and kill the Son of God instead? Barabbas was known for robbery, which in those days often meant terrorism and/or bloody insurrection. (Mark 15:7) I would Never have chosen to release him, knowing that with my words, I could have voted for Pilate to release Jesus, a man who never sinned, instead!
  • Matthew 27:1-14 (
    Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.
  • Pilate granted the crowd’s wish and ordered Jesus’ crucifixion (
    The whole crowd answered, “Let the responsibility for his death fall on us and on our children!”
  • “Who was Pontius Pilate?” (
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  • My Name Is… Barabbas (
    The name Barabbas means “son of a father or master” & some other translators have defined the name Barabbas to mean “son of shame”.  Isn’t that true with us all? Every one of us is a son/daughter of the Father, of the Master; and every one of us starts life as a son/daughter of shame.Jesus Christ took the place of Barabbas.  Jesus went to the cross instead of Barabbas. And by going to the cross in place of Barabbas, He went to the cross instead of us.
  • They mock, spit and beat him (
    They dressed him in a purple robe, and they wove thorn branches into a crown and put it on his head. Then they saluted him and taunted, “Hail! King of the Jews!” And they struck him on the head with a reed stick, spit on him, and dropped to their knees in mock worship.

The chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. And Herod with his men of war set Him at nought, and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate. The same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

Emprisonnement et l’exécution de Jésus-Christ

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(Calvaire) La Vierge, les disciples du Christ et les femmes regardent de loin à la crucifixion. – Fin de 1840. -1858, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806–1858) – La Galerie nationale Tretiakov
La date de fin 1840 -1858,
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Galerie Tretiakov, Moscow

“54  Après avoir saisi Jésus, ils l’emmenèrent, et le conduisirent dans la maison du souverain sacrificateur. Pierre suivait de loin. 55 Ils allumèrent du feu au milieu de la cour, et ils s’assirent. Pierre s’assit parmi eux. 56 Une servante, qui le vit assis devant le feu, fixa sur lui les regards, et dit : Cet homme était aussi avec lui. 57 Mais il le nia disant : Femme, je ne le connais pas. 58 Peu après, un autre, l’ayant vu, dit : Tu es aussi de ces gens-là. Et Pierre dit: Homme, je n’en suis pas. 59 Environ une heure plus tard, un autre insistait, disant: Certainement cet homme était aussi avec lui, car il est Galiléen. 60 Pierre répondit : Homme, je ne sais ce que tu dis. Au même instant, comme il parlait encore, le coq chanta. 61 Le Seigneur, s’étant retourné, regarda Pierre. Et Pierre se souvint de la parole que le Seigneur lui avait dite : Avant que le coq chante aujourd’hui, tu me renieras trois fois. 62 Et étant sorti, il pleura amèrement.
63  Les hommes qui tenaient Jésus se moquaient de lui, et le frappaient. 64 Ils lui voilèrent le visage, et ils l’interrogeaient, en disant : Devine qui t’a frappé. 65 Et ils proféraient contre lui beaucoup d’autres injures.” (Luc 22:54-65 LSG)

“23 Jésus lui dit : Si j’ai mal parlé, fais voir ce que j’ai dit de mal ; et si j’ai bien parlé, pourquoi me frappes-tu ? 24 Anne l’envoya lié à Caïphe, le souverain sacrificateur.” (Jean 18:23-24 LSG)

“66 Quand le jour fut venu, le collège des anciens du peuple, les principaux sacrificateurs et les scribes, s’assemblèrent, et firent amener Jésus dans leur sanhédrin. (22-67) Ils dirent: 67 Si tu es le Christ, dis-le nous. Jésus leur répondit : Si je vous le dis, vous ne le croirez pas ; 68 et, si je vous interroge, vous ne répondrez pas. 69 Désormais le Fils de l’homme sera assis à la droite de la puissance de Dieu. 70 Tous dirent : Tu es donc le Fils de Dieu ? Et il leur répondit : Vous le dites, je le suis. 71 Alors ils dirent : Qu’avons-nous encore besoin de témoignage ? Nous l’avons entendu nous-mêmes de sa bouche.” (Luc 22:66-71 LSG)

“63 Jésus garda le silence. Et le souverain sacrificateur, prenant la parole, lui dit : Je t’adjure, par le Dieu vivant, de nous dire si tu es le Christ, le Fils de Dieu. 64 Jésus lui répondit : Tu l’as dit. De plus, je vous le déclare, vous verrez désormais le Fils de l’homme assis à la droite de la puissance de Dieu, et venant sur les nuées du ciel.” (Matthieu 26:63-64 LSG)

“Et le roi lui dit : Combien de fois me faudra-t-il te faire jurer de ne me dire que la vérité au nom de l’Eternel ?” (1 Rois 22:16 LSG)

“13  Jésus, étant arrivé dans le territoire de Césarée de Philippe, demanda à ses disciples : Qui dit-on que je suis, moi, le Fils de l’homme ? 14 Ils répondirent : Les uns disent que tu es Jean-Baptiste ; les autres, Elie ; les autres, Jérémie, ou l’un des prophètes. 15 Et vous, leur dit-il, qui dites-vous que je suis ? 16 Simon Pierre répondit: Tu es le Christ, le Fils du Dieu vivant. 17 Jésus, reprenant la parole, lui dit : Tu es heureux, Simon, fils de Jonas ; car ce ne sont pas la chair et le sang qui t’ont révélé cela, mais c’est mon Père qui est dans les cieux.” (Matthieu 16:13-17 LSG)

“24 Les Juifs l’entourèrent, et lui dirent : Jusques à quand tiendras-tu notre esprit en suspens ? Si tu es le Christ, dis-le nous franchement. 25 Jésus leur répondit : Je vous l’ai dit, et vous ne croyez pas. Les œuvres que je fais au nom de mon Père rendent témoignage de moi. 26 Mais vous ne croyez pas, parce que vous n’êtes pas de mes brebis.” (Jean 10:24-26 LSG)

“13 Je regardai pendant mes visions nocturnes, et voici, sur les nuées des cieux arriva quelqu’un de semblable à un fils de l’homme ; il s’avança vers l’ancien des jours, et on le fit approcher de lui. 14 On lui donna la domination, la gloire et le règne ; et tous les peuples, les nations, et les hommes de toutes langues le servirent. Sa domination est une domination éternelle qui ne passera point, et son règne ne sera jamais détruit.” (Daniel 7:13-14 LSG)

“13 Personne n’est monté au ciel, si ce n’est celui qui est descendu du ciel, le Fils de l’homme qui est dans le ciel. 14 Et comme Moïse éleva le serpent dans le désert, il faut de même que le Fils de l’homme soit élevé, 15 afin que quiconque croit en lui ait la vie éternelle. 16 Car Dieu a tant aimé le monde qu’il a donné son Fils unique, afin que quiconque croit en lui ne périsse point, mais qu’il ait la vie éternelle. 17 Dieu, en effet, n’a pas envoyé son Fils dans le monde pour qu’il juge le monde, mais pour que le monde soit sauvé par lui. 18 Celui qui croit en lui n’est point jugé ; mais celui qui ne croit pas est déjà jugé, parce qu’il n’a pas cru au nom du Fils unique de Dieu. 19 Et ce jugement c’est que, la lumière étant venue dans le monde, les hommes ont préféré les ténèbres à la lumière, parce que leurs œuvres étaient mauvaises.” (Jean 3:13-19 LSG)

“55 Mais Etienne, rempli du Saint-Esprit, et fixant les regards vers le ciel, vit la gloire de Dieu et Jésus debout à la droite de Dieu. 56 Et il dit : Voici, je vois les cieux ouverts, et le Fils de l’homme debout à la droite de Dieu.” (Actes 7:55-56 LSG)

“5 Ayez en vous les sentiments qui étaient en Jésus-Christ, 6 lequel, existant en forme de Dieu, n’a point regardé comme une proie à arracher d’être égal avec Dieu, 7 mais s’est dépouillé lui-même, en prenant une forme de serviteur, en devenant semblable aux hommes ; 8 (2-7) et ayant paru comme un simple homme, (2-8) il s’est humilié lui-même, se rendant obéissant jusqu’à la mort, même jusqu’à la mort de la croix. 9 C’est pourquoi aussi Dieu l’a souverainement élevé, et lui a donné le nom qui est au-dessus de tout nom, 10 afin qu’au nom de Jésus tout genou fléchisse dans les cieux, sur la terre et sous la terre, 11 et que toute langue confesse que Jésus-Christ est Seigneur, à la gloire de Dieu le Père.” (Philippiens 2:5-11 LSG)

“5 Le Seigneur, l’Eternel, m’a ouvert l’oreille, Et je n’ai point résisté, Je ne me suis point retiré en arrière. 6 J’ai livré mon dos à ceux qui me frappaient, Et mes joues à ceux qui m’arrachaient la barbe ; Je n’ai pas dérobé mon visage Aux ignominies et aux crachats.” (Esaïe 50:5-6 LSG)

“1  Ils se levèrent tous, et ils conduisirent Jésus devant Pilate. 2 Ils se mirent à l’accuser, disant : Nous avons trouvé cet homme excitant notre nation à la révolte, empêchant de payer le tribut à César, et se disant lui-même Christ, roi. 3 Pilate l’interrogea, en ces termes : Es-tu le roi des Juifs ? Jésus lui répondit : Tu le dis. 4 Pilate dit aux principaux sacrificateurs et à la foule : Je ne trouve rien de coupable en cet homme. 5 Mais ils insistèrent, et dirent : Il soulève le peuple, en enseignant par toute la Judée, depuis la Galilée, où il a commencé, jusqu’ici.” (Luc 23:1-5 LSG)

“Quand Pilate entendit cette parole, sa frayeur augmenta.” (Jean 19:8 LSG)

“1  Je vous ai dit ces choses, afin qu’elles ne soient pas pour vous une occasion de chute. 2 Ils vous excluront des synagogues ; et même l’heure vient où quiconque vous fera mourir croira rendre un culte à Dieu. 3 Et ils agiront ainsi, parce qu’ils n’ont connu ni le Père ni moi. 4 Je vous ai dit ces choses, afin que, lorsque l’heure sera venue, vous vous souveniez que je vous les ai dites. Je ne vous en ai pas parlé dès le commencement, parce que j’étais avec vous. 5 Maintenant je m’en vais vers celui qui m’a envoyé, et aucun de vous ne me demande : Où vas-tu ? 6 Mais, parce que je vous ai dit ces choses, la tristesse a rempli votre cœur.
7  Cependant je vous dis la vérité: il vous est avantageux que je m’en aille, car si je ne m’en vais pas, le consolateur ne viendra pas vers vous ; mais, si je m’en vais, je vous l’enverrai. 8 Et quand il sera venu, il convaincra le monde en ce qui concerne le péché, la justice, et le jugement: 9 en ce qui concerne le péché, parce qu’ils ne croient pas en moi ; 10 la justice, parce que je vais au Père, et que vous ne me verrez plus ; 11 le jugement, parce que le prince de ce monde est jugé. 12 J’ai encore beaucoup de choses à vous dire, mais vous ne pouvez pas les porter maintenant. 13 Quand le consolateur sera venu, l’Esprit de vérité, il vous conduira dans toute la vérité ; car il ne parlera pas de lui-même, mais il dira tout ce qu’il aura entendu, et il vous annoncera les choses à venir. 14 Il me glorifiera, parce qu’il prendra de ce qui est à moi, et vous l’annoncera. 15 Tout ce que le Père a est à moi ; c’est pourquoi j’ai dit qu’il prend de ce qui est à moi, et qu’il vous l’annoncera.
16 Encore un peu de temps, et vous ne me verrez plus ; et puis encore un peu de temps, et vous me verrez, parce que je vais au Père. 17 Là-dessus, quelques-uns de ses disciples dirent entre eux : Que signifie ce qu’il nous dit : Encore un peu de temps, et vous ne me verrez plus ; et puis encore un peu de temps, et vous me verrez ? et : Parce que je vais au Père ? 18 Ils disaient donc : Que signifie ce qu’il dit : Encore un peu de temps ? Nous ne savons de quoi il parle. 19 Jésus, connut qu’ils voulaient l’interroger, leur dit : Vous vous questionnez les uns les autres sur ce que j’ai dit : Encore un peu de temps, et vous ne me verrez plus ; et puis encore un peu de temps, et vous me verrez. 20 En vérité, en vérité, je vous le dis, vous pleurerez et vous vous lamenterez, et le monde se réjouira: vous serez dans la tristesse, mais votre tristesse se changera en joie. 21 La femme, lorsqu’elle enfante, éprouve de la tristesse, parce que son heure est venue ; mais, lorsqu’elle a donné le jour à l’enfant, elle ne se souvient plus de la souffrance, à cause de la joie qu’elle a de ce qu’un homme est né dans le monde. 22 Vous donc aussi, vous êtes maintenant dans la tristesse ; mais je vous reverrai, et votre cœur se réjouira, et nul ne vous ravira votre joie.
23  En ce jour-là, vous ne m’interrogerez plus sur rien. En vérité, en vérité, je vous le dis, ce que vous demanderez au Père, il vous le donnera en mon nom. 24 Jusqu’à présent vous n’avez rien demandé en mon nom. Demandez, et vous recevrez, afin que votre joie soit parfaite. 25 Je vous ai dit ces choses en paraboles. L’heure vient où je ne vous parlerai plus en paraboles, mais où je vous parlerai ouvertement du Père. 26 En ce jour, vous demanderez en mon nom, et je ne vous dis pas que je prierai le Père pour vous ; 27 car le Père lui-même vous aime, parce que vous m’avez aimé, et que vous avez cru que je suis sorti de Dieu.
28  Je suis sorti du Père, et je suis venu dans le monde ; maintenant je quitte le monde, et je vais au Père. 29 Ses disciples lui dirent : Voici, maintenant tu parles ouvertement, et tu n’emploies aucune parabole. 30 Maintenant nous savons que tu sais toutes choses, et que tu n’as pas besoin que personne t’interroge ; c’est pourquoi nous croyons que tu es sorti de Dieu. 31 Jésus leur répondit : Vous croyez maintenant. 32 Voici, l’heure vient, et elle est déjà venue, où vous serez dispersés chacun de son côté, et où vous me laisserez seul ; mais je ne suis pas seul, car le Père est avec moi. 33 Je vous ai dit ces choses, afin que vous ayez la paix en moi. Vous aurez des tribulations dans le monde ; mais prenez courage, j’ai vaincu le monde.” (Jean 16:1-33 LSG)

“30 Ils lui répondirent : Si ce n’était pas un malfaiteur, nous ne te l’aurions pas livré. 31 Sur quoi Pilate leur dit : Prenez-le vous-mêmes, et jugez-le selon votre loi. Les Juifs lui dirent : Il ne nous est pas permis de mettre personne à mort. 32 C’était afin que s’accomplît la parole que Jésus avait dite, lorsqu’il indiqua de quelle mort il devait mourir.” (Jean 18:30-32 LSG)

“15 A chaque fête, le gouverneur avait coutume de relâcher un prisonnier, celui que demandait la foule. 16 Ils avaient alors un prisonnier fameux, nommé Barabbas. 17 Comme ils étaient assemblés, Pilate leur dit : Lequel voulez-vous que je vous relâche, Barabbas, ou Jésus, qu’on appelle Christ ? 18 Car il savait que c’était par envie qu’ils avaient livré Jésus. 19 Pendant qu’il était assis sur le tribunal, sa femme lui fit dire : Qu’il n’y ait rien entre toi et ce juste ; car aujourd’hui j’ai beaucoup souffert en songe à cause de lui. 20 Les principaux sacrificateurs et les anciens persuadèrent à la foule de demander Barabbas, et de faire périr Jésus. 21 Le gouverneur prenant la parole, leur dit : Lequel des deux voulez-vous que je vous relâche ? Ils répondirent : Barabbas. 22 Pilate leur dit : Que ferai-je donc de Jésus, qu’on appelle Christ ? Tous répondirent : Qu’il soit crucifié ! 23 Le gouverneur dit : Mais quel mal a-t-il fait ? Et ils crièrent encore plus fort : Qu’il soit crucifié ! 24 Pilate, voyant qu’il ne gagnait rien, mais que le tumulte augmentait, prit de l’eau, se lava les mains en présence de la foule, et dit : Je suis innocent du sang de ce juste. Cela vous regarde. 25 Et tout le peuple répondit : Que son sang retombe sur nous et sur nos enfants !
26  Alors Pilate leur relâcha Barabbas ; et, après avoir fait battre de verges Jésus, il le livra pour être crucifié.” (Matthieu 27:15-26 LSG)

“2 Tu ne suivras point la multitude pour faire le mal ; et tu ne déposeras point dans un procès en te mettant du côté du grand nombre, pour violer la justice. 3 Tu ne favoriseras point le pauvre dans son procès.” (Exode 23:2-3 LSG)

“9 Pilate leur répondit: Voulez-vous que je vous relâche le roi des Juifs ? 10 Car il savait que c’était par envie que les principaux sacrificateurs l’avaient livré. 11 Mais les chefs des sacrificateurs excitèrent la foule, afin que Pilate leur relâchât plutôt Barabbas. 12 Pilate, reprenant la parole, leur dit : Que voulez-vous donc que je fasse de celui que vous appelez le roi des Juifs ? 13 Ils crièrent de nouveau : Crucifie-le ! 14 Pilate leur dit : Quel mal a-t-il fait ? Et ils crièrent encore plus fort : Crucifie-le !
15  Pilate, voulant satisfaire la foule, leur relâcha Barabbas ; et, après avoir fait battre de verges Jésus, il le livra pour être crucifié.” (Marc 15:9-15 LSG)

“16 Les soldats conduisirent Jésus dans l’intérieur de la cour, c’est-à-dire, dans le prétoire, et ils assemblèrent toute la cohorte. 17 Ils le revêtirent de pourpre, et posèrent sur sa tête une couronne d’épines, qu’ils avaient tressée. 18 Puis ils se mirent à le saluer: Salut, roi des Juifs ! 19 Et ils lui frappaient la tête avec un roseau, crachaient sur lui, et, fléchissant les genoux, ils se prosternaient devant lui. 20 Après s’être ainsi moqués de lui, ils lui ôtèrent la pourpre, lui remirent ses vêtements, et l’emmenèrent pour le crucifier.” (Marc 15:16-20 LSG)

“32  On conduisait en même temps deux malfaiteurs, qui devaient être mis à mort avec Jésus. 33 Lorsqu’ils furent arrivés au lieu appelé Crâne, ils le crucifièrent là, ainsi que les deux malfaiteurs, l’un à droite, l’autre à gauche. 34 Jésus dit : Père, pardonne-leur, car ils ne savent ce qu’ils font. Ils se partagèrent ses vêtements, en tirant au sort.” (Luc 23:32-34 LSG)

“44 Mais moi, je vous dis : Aimez vos ennemis, bénissez ceux qui vous maudissent, faites du bien à ceux qui vous haïssent, et priez pour ceux qui vous maltraitent et qui vous persécutent, 45 afin que vous soyez fils de votre Père qui est dans les cieux ; car il fait lever son soleil sur les méchants et sur les bons, et il fait pleuvoir sur les justes et sur les injustes. 46 Si vous aimez ceux qui vous aiment, quelle récompense méritez-vous ? Les publicains aussi n’agissent-ils pas de même ? 47 Et si vous saluez seulement vos frères, que faites-vous d’extraordinaire ? Les païens aussi n’agissent-ils pas de même ? 48 Soyez donc parfaits, comme votre Père céleste est parfait.” (Matthieu 5:44-48 LSG)

“13 Le Dieu d’Abraham, d’Isaac et de Jacob, le Dieu de nos pères, a glorifié son serviteur Jésus, que vous avez livré et renié devant Pilate, qui était d’avis qu’on le relâchât. 14 Vous avez renié le Saint et le Juste, et vous avez demandé qu’on vous accordât la grâce d’un meurtrier. 15 Vous avez fait mourir le Prince de la vie, que Dieu a ressuscité des morts ; nous en sommes témoins. 16 C’est par la foi en son nom que son nom a raffermi celui que vous voyez et connaissez ; c’est la foi en lui qui a donné à cet homme cette entière guérison, en présence de vous tous. 17 Et maintenant, frères, je sais que vous avez agi par ignorance, ainsi que vos chefs. 18 Mais Dieu a accompli de la sorte ce qu’il avait annoncé d’avance par la bouche de tous ses prophètes, que son Christ devait souffrir.” (Actes 3:13-18 LSG)

“8 sagesse qu’aucun des chefs de ce siècle n’a connue, car, s’ils l’eussent connue, ils n’auraient pas crucifié le Seigneur de gloire. 9 Mais, comme il est écrit, ce sont des choses que l’œil n’a point vues, que l’oreille n’a point entendues, et qui ne sont point montées au cœur de l’homme, des choses que Dieu a préparées pour ceux qui l’aiment. 10 Dieu nous les a révélées par l’Esprit. Car l’Esprit sonde tout, même les profondeurs de Dieu.” (1 Corinthiens 2:8-10 LSG)

“Le peuple se tenait là, et regardait. Les magistrats se moquaient de Jésus, disant : Il a sauvé les autres ; qu’il se sauve lui-même, s’il est le Christ, l’élu de Dieu !” (Luc 23:35 LSG)

“16 (22-17) Car des chiens m’environnent, Une bande de scélérats rôdent autour de moi, Ils ont percé mes mains et mes pieds. 17 (22-18) Je pourrais compter tous mes os. Eux, ils observent, ils me regardent ; 18 (22-19) Ils se partagent mes vêtements, Ils tirent au sort ma tunique.” (Psaumes 22:16-18 LSG)

“36 Les soldats aussi se moquaient de lui ; s’approchant et lui présentant du vinaigre, 37 ils disaient : Si tu es le roi des Juifs, sauve-toi toi-même ! 38 Il y avait au-dessus de lui cette inscription : Celui-ci est le roi des Juifs. 39 L’un des malfaiteurs crucifiés l’injuriait, disant : N’es-tu pas le Christ ? Sauve-toi toi-même, et sauve-nous ! 40 Mais l’autre le reprenait, et disait : Ne crains-tu pas Dieu, toi qui subis la même condamnation ? 41 Pour nous, c’est justice, car nous recevons ce qu’ont mérité nos crimes ; mais celui-ci n’a rien fait de mal. 42 Et il dit à Jésus : Souviens-toi de moi, quand tu viendras dans ton règne. 43 Jésus lui répondit : Je te le dis en vérité, aujourd’hui tu seras avec moi dans le paradis.” (Luc 23:36-43 LSG)

“1  Le point capital de ce qui vient d’être dit, c’est que nous avons un tel souverain sacrificateur, qui s’est assis à la droite du trône de la majesté divine dans les cieux, 2 comme ministre du sanctuaire et du véritable tabernacle, qui a été dressé par le Seigneur et non par un homme. 3 Tout souverain sacrificateur est établi pour présenter des offrandes et des sacrifices ; d’où il est nécessaire que celui-ci ait aussi quelque chose à présenter. 4 S’il était sur la terre, il ne serait pas même sacrificateur, puisque là sont ceux qui présentent les offrandes selon la loi 5 lesquels célèbrent un culte, image et ombre des choses célestes, selon que Moïse en fut divinement averti lorsqu’il allait construire le tabernacle : Aie soin, lui fut-il dit, de faire tout d’après le modèle qui t’a été montré sur la montagne.
6  Mais maintenant il a obtenu un ministère d’autant supérieur qu’il est le médiateur d’une alliance plus excellente, qui a été établie sur de meilleures promesses. 7 En effet, si la première alliance avait été sans défaut, il n’aurait pas été question de la remplacer par une seconde. 8 Car c’est avec l’expression d’un blâme que le Seigneur dit à Israël : Voici, les jours viennent, dit le Seigneur, Où je ferai avec la maison d’Israël et la maison de Juda Une alliance nouvelle, 9 Non comme l’alliance que je traitai avec leurs pères, Le jour où je les saisis par la main Pour les faire sortir du pays d’Egypte ; Car ils n’ont pas persévéré dans mon alliance, Et moi aussi je ne me suis pas soucié d’eux, dit le Seigneur.” (Hébreux 8:1-9 LSG)

“2 Je connais un homme en Christ, qui fut, il y a quatorze ans, ravi jusqu’au troisième ciel (si ce fut dans son corps je ne sais, si ce fut hors de son corps je ne sais, Dieu le sait). 3 Et je sais que cet homme (si ce fut dans son corps ou sans son corps je ne sais, Dieu le sait) 4 fut enlevé dans le paradis, et qu’il entendit des paroles ineffables qu’il n’est pas permis à un homme d’exprimer. 5 Je me glorifierai d’un tel homme, mais de moi-même je ne me glorifierai pas, sinon de mes infirmités. 6 Si je voulais me glorifier, je ne serais pas un insensé, car je dirais la vérité ; mais je m’en abstiens, afin que personne n’ait à mon sujet une opinion supérieure à ce qu’il voit en moi ou à ce qu’il entend de moi. 7 Et pour que je ne sois pas enflé d’orgueil, à cause de l’excellence de ces révélations, il m’a été mis une écharde dans la chair, un ange de Satan pour me souffleter et m’empêcher de m’enorgueillir.” (2 Corinthiens 12:2-7 LSG)

“Que celui qui a des oreilles entende ce que l’Esprit dit aux Eglises : A celui qui vaincra je donnerai à manger de l’arbre de vie, qui est dans le paradis de Dieu.” (Apocalypse 2:7 LSG)

“6 qui rendra à chacun selon ses œuvres ; 7 réservant la vie éternelle à ceux qui, par la persévérance à bien faire, cherchent l’honneur, la gloire et l’immortalité ; 8 mais l’irritation et la colère à ceux qui, par esprit de dispute, sont rebelles à la vérité et obéissent à l’injustice. 9 Tribulation et angoisse sur toute âme d’homme qui fait le mal, sur le Juif premièrement, puis sur le Grec ! 10 Gloire, honneur et paix pour quiconque fait le bien, pour le Juif premièrement, puis pour le Grec ! 11 Car devant Dieu il n’y a point d’acception de personnes. 12 Tous ceux qui ont péché sans la loi périront aussi sans la loi, et tous ceux qui ont péché avec la loi seront jugés par la loi. 13 Ce ne sont pas, en effet, ceux qui écoutent la loi qui sont justes devant Dieu, mais ce sont ceux qui la mettent en pratique qui seront justifiés. 14 Quand les païens, qui n’ont point la loi, font naturellement ce que prescrit la loi, ils sont, eux qui n’ont point la loi, une loi pour eux-mêmes ; 15 ils montrent que l’œuvre de la loi est écrite dans leurs cœurs, leur conscience en rendant témoignage, et leurs pensées s’accusant ou se défendant tour à tour. 16 C’est ce qui paraîtra au jour où, selon mon Evangile, Dieu jugera par Jésus-Christ les actions secrètes des hommes.” (Romains 2:6-16 LSG)


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Imprisonment and execution of Jesus Christ

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Icon of “Christ before Pilate”, around 1497 (?), Rostov School (?) From the Assumption Cathedral Cyril-Belozersky monastery.


“54  Then took they him, and led [him], and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. 57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. 58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. 59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this [fellow] also was with him: for he is a Galilaean. 60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
63  And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote [him]. 64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? 65 And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.” (Luke 22:54-65 AV)

“23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me? 24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.” (John 18:23-24 AV)

“66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying, 67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe: 68 And if I also ask [you], ye will not answer me, nor let [me] go. 69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. 70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.” (Luke 22:66-71 AV)

“63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” (Matthew 26:63-64 AV)

“And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but [that which is] true in the name of the LORD?” (1 Kings 22:16 AV)

“13  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:13-17 AV)

“24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.” (John 10:24-26 AV)

“13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:13-14 AV)

“13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:13-19 AV)

“55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” (Acts 7:55-56 AV)

“5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; 11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11 AV)

“5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” (Isaiah 50:5-6 AV)

“1  And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this [fellow] perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. 3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest [it]. 4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and [to] the people, I find no fault in this man. 5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.” (Luke 23:1-5 AV)

“When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;” (John 19:8 AV)

“1  These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you.
16  A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. 17 Then said [some] of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? 18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. 19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
28  I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. 31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:1-33 AV)

“30 They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. 31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: 32 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.” (John 18:30-32 AV)

“15 Now at [that] feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? 18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. 19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? [They] all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. 24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but [that] rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed [his] hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye [to it]. 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children.
26  Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered [him] to be crucified.” (Matthew 27:15-26 AV)

“2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]: 3 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.” (Exodus 23:2-3 AV)

“9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. 12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do [unto him] whom ye call the King of the Jews? 13 And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15  And [so] Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged [him], to be crucified.” (Mark 15:9-15 AV)

“16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. 17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his [head], 18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing [their] knees worshipped him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.” (Mark 15:16-20 AV)

“32  And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” (Luke 23:32-34 AV)

“44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:44-48 AV)

“13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let [him] go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did [it], as [did] also your rulers. 18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.” (Acts 3:13-18 AV)

“8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:8-10 AV)

“And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided [him], saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.” (Luke 23:35 AV)

“16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” (Psalms 22:16-18 AV)

“36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, 37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. 38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:36-43 AV)

“1  Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore [it is] of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
6  But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7 For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.” (Hebrews 8:1-9 AV)

“2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. 6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but [now] I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me [to be], or [that] he heareth of me. 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.” (2 Corinthians 12:2-7 AV)

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” (Revelation 2:7 AV)

“6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.” (Romans 2:6-16 AV)


Preceding: For the Will of Him who is greater than Jesus

 On the first day for matzah

Servant for the truth of God

The Anointed One and the first day of No Fermentation

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Gevangenneming en terechtstelling van Christus Jezus

French version / Version Française: Imprisonment and execution of Jesus Christ

German version / Deutsche Version: Inhaftierung und Hinrichtung von Jesus Christus

Please do find in English a.o.:
  1. Servant of his Father
  2. Slave for people and God
  3. Jesus begotten Son of God #18 Believing in inhuman or human person
  4. The Seed Of The Woman Bruised
  5. Self inflicted misery #3 A man given to suffer for us
  6. Jesus begotten Son of God #20 Before and After
  7. Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites
  8. On the Nature of Christ
  9. Jesus begotten Son of God #4 Promised Prophet and Saviour
  10. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  11. The son of David and the first day of the feast of unleavened bread
  12. 14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception
  13. 14 Nisan a day to remember #2 Time of Jesus
  14. 14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast
  15. 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain
  16. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  17. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  18. A Holy week in remembrance of the Blood of life
  19. High Holidays not only for Israel
  20. Festival of Freedom and persecutions
  21. Timely Growth
  22. A Messiah to die
  23. Christ having glory
  24. Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
  25. Salvation, trust and action in Jesus #3 as a Christian
  26. Self inflicted misery #6 Paying by death
  27. Not bounded by labels but liberated in Christ
  28. The Soul confronted with Death
  29. Impaled until death overtook him
  30. Swedish theologian finds historical proof Jesus did not die on a cross
  31. Why 20 Nations Are Defending the Crucifix in Europe
  32. How is it that Christ pleased God so perfectly?
  33. A Living Faith #8 Change
  34. Let me keeep to “first importance” things
  35. Jesus begotten Son of God #2 Christmas and pagan rites
  36. A Great Gift commemorated
  37. Proclaiming shalom, bringing good news of good things, announcing salvation

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  • Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Holy Tuesday (
    we have the plaintive words of Jeremias; he gives us the very words used by his enemies, when they conspired his death. It is evident, however, that the Prophet is here a figure of one greater than himself. Let us, say these enemies, put wood upon his bread: that is, let us put poisonous wood into what he eats, that so we may cause his death.
  • Passover + Easter = Eternal Life (
    Death had spread from Adam to Moses after the sin in the garden and was not a respecter of persons. Passover is still celebrated to remember the grace and mercy shown by God to his people. Easter is a holiday that is supposed to mirror the Passover in the celebration of the resurrection. It is within Easter that the resurrection becomes the catalyst to remember the grace and mercy shown by God to his people.
    In both the Passover and Easter, God’s people are granted life and with the favor from God it is truly an abundant life. In each case God saved his people from a condition that they could not save themselves from.
  • -Good Friday Message: “It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming” (
    on that horrible day 2000 years ago, Jesus the Christ, the Lord of glory, the only begotten Son of God, the only perfect man died on the cross of Calvary. Satan thought that he had won the victory. Surely he had destroyed the Son of God. Finally he had disproved the prophecy God had uttered in the Garden and the one who was to crush his head had been destroyed. But that was Friday.
  • The Faithful Saying (
    Let us, then, understand that God is not here said to be angry with the world, but to love it, in that he gave his Son for it. God is merciful to us and loveth us, and of very love gave his Son unto us, that we should not perish, but hare everlasting life. And as God giveth by love and mercy, so do we take and receive by faith, and no otherwise. Faith only—that is, trust in the grace and mercy of God, is the very hand by which we take this gift. This gift is given to make us safe from death and sin. For even as a great flame is in comparison with a drop of water, so is Christ in comparison with the sins of the world.
  • Deuteronomy 21. Unsolved murder and other regulations (
    If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him:
    blood shall be forgiven them
  • Easter is for a Reason … (
    When a man or woman realizes their true state before a holy God…when a person knows that they don’t match up to what God expects…when people see sin in their lives…when some find a hole in their spirit that nothing can fill, they find themselves in a truly uncomfortable predicament. People want fellowship with the creator of the universe, but that seems impossible.
    Salvation is simply a process of confessing and believing.
  • All-American Jesus (
    The Word. Jesus Christ. Over the years he has been known by His many names. The Only Begotten. The First-Born. The Son of God. The Son of Man. The Prince of Peace. The Anointed One. The Bread of Life. The Morning Star. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and hundreds of other titles that describe His character. But within the last century, a new name for Jesus has been created. This name for the King of Kings is not found in the pages of His word, but within the walls of our modern churches. This new Jesus has invaded our minds and lives, changing the way we view ourselves and others. Like Victor Frankenstein, our culture has created a monster, one that threatens to destroy everything true Christianity was and is. What is this monster’s name?
  • Walk with Jesus: Purposeful in the midst of turbulence (
    Today we are surrounded by evil and murderous plot from the authorities, betrayals, empty vows and repeated denials from loved ones, armed intimidation, illegal arrest, humiliation, falsehood, greed and unjust conviction of the innocent. But  Jesus remained calm and majestic. He is purposeful.
    But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Christ, the Son of God.
  • Alone Amongst Friends (
    And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
  • Tree of Jesus Life, the Suffering Christ, Passion Week, Friday (b) (
    When it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber

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