He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.  Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death."  (Matt 26:37-38)


WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS  (click on the underlined verses to read them)

He was a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.  Isa 53:3   (See all of Isaiah 53)

Because He suffered as a man, He cried out with tears to His Father.   Heb 5:7-8  (We plan to add a section on Jesus as God).

People spat at Him, hit Him, and mocked Him.  Matt 26:67-68,  Matt 27:27-32Matt 27:36-44Luke 23:8-11

He was crucifiedMatt 27:27-56 Mark 15:16-41Luke 23:26-49John 19:1-37

On the cross, He was forsaken (or felt forsaken) by His Heavenly Father, whom He was obeying.  Matt 27:27-56  (See Christ's Obedience)

He felt the pain of anticipating His crucifixion and the corresponding spiritual battle.    Luke 12:50Matt 17:12,  Matt 16:21, Matt 17:22-23,  Matt 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34Luke 9:43-45,  Luke 18:31-34

As a man, He dreaded the terrible trial ahead.  Matt 26:36-38,  Luke 22:39-54  (See in context:  Matt 26:36-56, Mark 14:32-42,  Luke 22:39-54) 

Even before His crucifixion, He had no earthly dwelling that He regarded as home.  Luke 9:57-58

He felt physical weariness.  John 4:6

He suffered the anguish of temptation just as we do.  Heb 4:14-16Matt 4:1-11,  Mark 1:12-13,  Luke 4:13

He felt deep compassion for those in need.  Matt 9:36-38,  Mark 6:34

He wept when Lazarus died.  John 11:33-37

He wept over Jerusalem because the people were blind to their coming destruction - and to His salvation.   Luke 19:41-44

People did not understand His loving sacrifice - that He would die for their sins.    Isa 53:8   (See all of Isaiah 53)

He was misunderstood by His own hometown and relatives.  Mark 6:3-6

He had no stately form or majesty that people would be attracted to Him.  Isa 53:2,  Isa 52:13-15   (See all of Isaiah 53)

He was despised by men.  Isa 53:3   (See this verse in context:  Isaiah 53)

He was betrayed by a close friend (Judas).  John 13:21, Luke 22:2-6, Luke 22:47-48Matt 26:47-50, Matt 26:14-16

At the peak of His suffering, even His disciples forsook Him and fled.  Matt 26:56  (See in context:  Matt 26:36-56) 

People hated Him without a cause.  John 15:22-25John 7:6-8

People falsely attributed His works as Satan's.   Matt 12:23-24,   Mark 3:21-23,  Luke 11:14-16

People thought that He had a demon.  John 8:48-59

He was falsely classified as a glutton and a winebibber.  Matt 11:18-19

Men despised Him and nations abhorred Him.  Isa 49:6-7

He was turned away.  Matt 8:34Mark 5:17 Luke 8:37

His own people, whom He created, did not receive Him.  John 1:10-13

They thought He was out of His mind.    Mark 3:21-23

Leaders plotted against Him.  Matt 22:15Matt 26:3-5 Mark 3:6 Mark 11:19,  Luke 20:20,  John 5:15-18,  John 11:57

Even before the crucifixion, people attempted to kill Him.  Luke 4:28-30

Knowing the murderous intentions of the spiritual leaders, He sometimes had to withdraw.   Matt 12:14-15,  Luke 13:31,  John 7:1

Even as small child, His life was sought, and His family had to leave their own country.  Matt 2:13-15



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