fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
"Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?"
He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
"He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.
But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.
The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet."
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!
"Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.
He says, "It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth."
I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation My God will hear me.
"I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,
Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him.
And He said to them, "Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
And He was saying, "Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will."
And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate.
And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One."
The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
"For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
"Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God,
Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him;
Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You,
"For David says of Him, 'I SAW THE LORD ALWAYS IN MY PRESENCE; FOR HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, SO THAT I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.
"Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ--this Jesus whom you crucified."
So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.
so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
But to which of the angels has He ever said, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET"?
"YOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR, AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;
And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
(for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME;
partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.
and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;
who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.
If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life--
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man And He placed His right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: