But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the Clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for Me One who is to be Ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of Old, from Ancient Days.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,  saying, “Where is He who has been born King of The Jews? For we saw His Star when It rose and have come to worship Him.”  When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;  and assembling all The Chief Priests and Scribes of The People, he inquired of them where The Messiah was to be born.  They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the Prophet:
 “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the Land of Judah, are by no means least among the Rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a Ruler who will shepherd My People Israel.’”
Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve, went to the Chief Priests in order to betray Him to them.
“Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the Man who stands next to Me,” declares the LORD of Hosts. “Strike the Shepherd, and the Sheep will be scattered; I will turn My Hand against the Little Ones.
And they all left Him and fled.
Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the Sheep of the Flock will be scattered.’
Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver.
"Judas" -said, “What will you give me if I deliver Him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.
 Then the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the Potter”—the lordly price at which I was priced by them. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the House of the LORD, to the Potter.
 Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the Chief Priests and the Elders,  saying, “I have sinned by betraying Innocent Blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”  And throwing down the pieces of silver into the Temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.  But the Chief Priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the Treasury, since it is blood money.”  So they took counsel and bought with them the Potter's Field as a burial place for strangers.  Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.  Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him on whom a price had been set by some of the Sons of Israel,  and they gave them for the Potter's Field, as the Lord directed me.”
I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting.
Matthew 27:26, 30
 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered Him to be crucified.  And they spit on Him and took the reed and struck Him on the head.
You know my reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to you.
And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him,
Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I do not know.
For many bore false witness against Him, but their testimony did not agree.
-they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took His garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also His tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things,...
He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He opened not his mouth.
Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” But He gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the Governor was greatly amazed.
But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us Peace, and with His wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Yet it was the Will of the LORD to crush him; He (God The Father) has put Him (Messiah - God The Son) to grief; when His soul makes an offering for guilt, He shall see His offspring; He shall prolong His days; the Will of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
And when they came to the place that is called the Skull, there they crucified Him, and the Criminals, one on His right and one on His left.
So he delivered Him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own Cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.
I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”
-and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.
-they offered Him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when He tasted it, He would not drink it.
A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to His mouth.
For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet— I can count all my bones— they stare and gloat over me;
And when they had crucified him, they divided His garments among them by casting lots. Then they sat down and kept watch over Him there.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast;
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads.
And those who passed by derided Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the Cross.”
“He trusts in the LORD; let Him (The Father) deliver Him (The Son); let Him rescue Him, for He delights in Him!”
He trusts in God; let God deliver Him now, if He desires Him. For He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’
He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the Sin of the World!
Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the Many, and He shall divide the Spoil with the Strong, because He poured out His Soul to death and was numbered with the Transgressors; yet He bore the Sin of Many, and makes intercession for the Transgressors.
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments.
As many were astonished at you— His appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and His form beyond that of the Children of Mankind—
So Jesus came out, wearing the Crown of Thorns and the Purple Robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!”
It shall be eaten in one house; you shall not take any of the flesh outside the house, and you shall not break any of its bones.
He (the Father) keeps all His (Messiah on the Cross) bones; not one of them is broken.
But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of His bones will be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They will look on Him whom they have pierced.”
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