Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;
Dishonor has covered my face.
You who know, O Lord,
Remember me, take notice of me,
And take vengeance for me on my persecutors.
Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away;
Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.
But for Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
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 I am a worm and not a man,
A reproach of men and despised by the people.
All day long my dishonor is before me
And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
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.
Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,
And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
At that time two robbers *were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
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.”
But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
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.