21:1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage,
at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and
immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her;
untie them and bring them to me.
If anyone says anything to you, just say this, 'The Lord needs
them.' And he will send them immediately."
This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the
"Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;
they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on
them, and he sat on them.
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut
branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in
the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking,
"Who is this?"
The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from
Nazareth in Galilee."
50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by
morning he wakens-- wakens my ear to listen as those who are
The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did
not turn backward.
I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who
pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and
The Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall
not be put to shame;
he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us
stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me.
It is the Lord GOD who helps me; who will declare me guilty? All
of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.
31:9 Be gracious to me,
O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my
soul and body also.
For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my
strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away.
I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors, an
object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the
street flee from me.
I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like
a broken vessel.
For I hear the whispering of many-- terror all around!-- as they
scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."
My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies
Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast
2:5 Let the same mind
be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality
with God as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in
human likeness. And being found in human form,
he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death--
even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that
is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and
on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.
27:11 Now Jesus stood
before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the
King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so."
But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did
Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many
accusations they make against you?"
But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that
the governor was greatly amazed.
Now at the festival the governor was accustomed to release a
prisoner for the crowd, anyone whom they wanted.
At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Jesus Barabbas.
So after they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you
want me to release for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called
For he realized that it was out of jealousy that they had handed
While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to
him, "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for today I
have suffered a great deal because of a dream about him."
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask
for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed.
The governor again said to them, "Which of the two do you
want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas."
Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is
called the Messiah?" All of them said, "Let him be
Then he asked, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they
shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!"
So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a
riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before
the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood; see to
Then the people as a whole answered, "His blood be on us and
on our children!"
So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he
handed him over to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's
headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him.
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his
head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and
mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own
clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
As they went out, they came upon a man from Cyrene named Simon;
they compelled this man to carry his cross.
And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place
of a Skull),
they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall; but when he
tasted it, he would not drink it.
And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among
themselves by casting lots;
then they sat down there and kept watch over him.
Over his head they put the charge against him, which read,
"This is Jesus, the King of the Jews."
Then two bandits were crucified with him, one on his right and one
on his left.
Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads
and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and build it in
three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down
from the cross."
In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and
elders, were mocking him, saying,
"He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of
Israel; let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe
He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he wants to; for he
said, 'I am God's Son.'"
The bandits who were crucified with him also taunted him in the
From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the
And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli,
Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why
have you forsaken me?"
When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, "This man is
calling for Elijah."
At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour
wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.
But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will
come to save him."
Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top
to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split.
The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had
fallen asleep were raised.
After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the
holy city and appeared to many.
Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch
over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were
terrified and said, "Truly this man was God's Son!"