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.
Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, “ Kings will see and arise, Princes will also bow down, Because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You.”
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.
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.
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.
Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.
I said to them, “If it is good in your sight, give me my wages; but if not, never mind!” So they weighed out thirty shekels of silver as my wages.
Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped 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?
“ But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked— You are grown fat, thick, and sleek— Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation.
When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.
But I am afflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high.
“ Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.
And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.
Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “ And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one whose price had been set by the sons of Israel;
And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads
and said, “Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘ After three days I am to rise again.’
And He *said to them, “ My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.”
They kept beating His head with a reed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him.
And they began laughing at Him, knowing that she had died.
saying, “ The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.”
Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.
Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.
When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it,
But they cried out all together, saying, “ Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!”
The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.
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.