Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
They [also] crucified two thieves with Him, one at His right side and one at His left.
And those who passed by the cross shouted abuse at Him and shook their heads [in derision], saying, "Ha, you who said you would destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days,
Then the Pharisees, who loved money, heard these things and sneered at Jesus.
"Tell us if you are the Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one]." But He replied, "You would not believe me if I [did] tell you [who I am].
Then a voice came out of heaven, saying, "This is my dearly loved Son. I am very pleased with Him."
[Isa. 13:1ff] "Look, see my [i.e., God's] servant whom I have chosen; my dear One [i.e., Jesus] with whom my soul is very pleased: I will put my Holy Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim judgment to the [unconverted] Gentiles.
1 Peter 2:4
You should come to Him, who is a living stone, rejected by people, but chosen as precious in God's sight.
In the same way the leading priests, experts in the law of Moses and [Jewish] elders also mocked Him, saying,